Paolo De Poli Style Italian Enameled Copper Bowl.


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We kindly suggest that you read the whole description, as with it we try to give you detailed technical and historical information to guarantee the authenticity of our objects. Lovely and distinctive Italian enameled copper bowl; it was made with the ancient and now lost technique of high-fire enameling on metal; after shaping the copper bowl with a hammer, the enameling craftsman evenly enameled the lower part, then with great skill created the design on the inside, then placed the desired colors in the form of oxides on the design itself, heated the whole thing "by a great fire," but paying close attention to the temperature to prevent the colors from all melting together instead of remaining separate; it is only the skill and mastery of the craftsman that makes it possible to create similar objects. The bowl was made between 1950 and 1955 in a workshop in Padua by master craftsmen who certainly collaborated with Paolo De Poli. Paolo De Poli (Padua, 1905-1996), a multifaceted artist trained between Padua and Venice, breathed new life into the ancient art of working enamel on metal, extending its traditional fields of application (precious objects, sacred art) to objects and furnishings, trespassing into the proper spheres of design. While traveling in the 1930s he became interested in the ancient techniques of vitrified enamel in art museums and archaeological sites. Fascinated by this art, he devoted himself since 1933 to the creation of enamels on metal. Initially, he produced small, refined decorative objects characterized by detailed shapes and brilliant colors. Gaining more control, he is at the forefront of innovation by improving the production process. He established his workshop in Padua in the 1920s, also drawing on the collaboration of small workshops in the Veneto city, and created a wide range of objects, including sculptures, plates, vases, lamps, and jewelry. The tradition of enameled copper work in the Veneto is particularly deep-rooted in some parts of the region, particularly in Padua, where this work has existed since ancient times. The bowl is in good condition, the lines seen in some photos are part of the workmanship and appear depending on the light the bowl receives; they are not a defect. Measures width cm.27, depth cm.25, height cm.5. For all our shipments we use special packaging materials (custom-made wooden crates, styrofoam, etc.) for maximum protection and safety of the items.

Current list price: €320,00

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Place of origin:
Mid-Century Modern
Dimensions (cm):
5H x 27W x 25D
Dimensions (inch):
1,97H x 10,63W x 9,84D
Creator / Artist:
Copper, Enamel
Good; Wear consistent with age and use. The bowl is in good condition, the lines seen in some photos are part of the workmanship and appear depending on the light the bowl receives.
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