Astral Vessel 0170
Astral Vessel 0170
The green guilloche enamel inset into the cap of this vernal vessel is encased by a lathe-turned and hand pierced bezel made of Mokume Gane patterned metal that was constructed from layers of Sterling Silver, Copper and 5% Shibuichi, a traditional Japanese copper/silver alloy for sword furniture and decorative metalwork. Each metal in the fused laminate reacts differently to the applied patina to reveal the wood grain patterns that run throughout the thickness of the metal.
At the focus of the enamel pattern floats a beautiful Moonstone set in its own Mokume Gane bezel, while a tiny diamond winks down from above.
Undulating below this organic scene is a repeating wave pattern that was engraved on the sidewalls of the cap using on our 1915 Rose Engine, while the vessel body was carved with 24 classic flutes on our 1875 Ornamental Lathe.
This special container is one of the most sophisticated Vessels we offer in this size. A true One-of-a-Kind and Heirloom Creation.
This vessel is exclusively available for Astral Retailers.
Diameter 1-3/8" X 2-1/8" Tall
Our Astral Vessels are made from modern aircraft-grade aluminum that we carve, engrave and ornament using a variety of metalworking techniques, from ancient to modern. Our designs will sparkle like new for years thanks to the anodizing that illuminates, colors and hardens the surfaces, shielding the vessel from corrosion, abrasion and light impact.
Treating your vessels with care and taking simple precautions can go a long way toward preserving their beauty and function. The pouch and packaging included with your vessel offer significant protection during transportation or storage.
To prevent damage to non-metal components from thermal expansion and contraction, ALWAYS STORE YOUR ASTRAL VESSEL AT ROOM TEMPERATURE.
Consult the product literature to determine what materials are included in your vessel and proceed as indicated by clicking HERE. Be sure to use the right method for each material. If you have any questions or doubts about how to proceed please contact us before you start.