Armenian Ceramic Bowl with Colorful Grape & Peacock Motif
This bowl boasts a magnificent depiction of two peacocks perched on an Armenian tulip, facing one another with their heads turned away. Surrounding them are colorful clusters of grapes.
The grape and peacock motif is popular in Armenian ceramic art. Peacocks are a sign of beauty while birds symbolize the soul and the heavenly Jerusalem. Their wonderful feathers are majestic and symbolize intellect and culture. They are facing one another with their faces turned away, perched on an Armenian tulip. Clusters of grapes decorate the plate around the peacocks. The colors featured on the bowl are typical of hand painted Armenian pottery and each have a meaning. Blue is known to represent tranquility, spirituality and living beneath the sky while orange stands for creativity and a hard-working nature. Green is a symbol of growth and abundance. The blue border is that of a typical Armenian design.
This wonderful bowl can be used as a decorative ornament or as part of a set with other ceramics to serve guests on special occasions.
Bring a touch of art, history, culture and Jerusalem to someone's home with this lovely piece.
Note: Armenian ceramics are delicate and should be treated with care. Each piece is individually hand made with the ancient skill of mixing and shaping clay and water and then placing the object in an oven or kiln at a temperature of 1000°C until it hardens. The piece is then beautifully hand painted with metallic and oxidized paint, maintaining a natural color and then placed again in the oven at the same temperature. The finishing touch is one of fine glazing.