Very Beautiful and Detailed Hand Made and Hand Painted Islamic Iranian Persian Copper Embossed Enamel Art (Mina-Kari) Small Wall Hanging Plates (Saucer). ITEM IS FULLY HANDMADE AND MAY SHOW SOME IMPERFECTIONS. Hand crafted, beautiful and decorative in great condition (never been used). Hook is attached to each one for wall hanging.
Enamel working and decorating metals with colorful and baked coats is one of the distinguished courses of art in Isfahan. Mina, is defined as some sort of glasslike colored coat which can be stabilized by heat on different metals particularly copper. Although this course is of abundant use industrially for producing metal and hygienic dishes, it has been paid high attention by painters, goldsmiths and metal engravers since long times ago. In the world, it is categorized into three kinds as below.
Charkhaneh or chess like enamel. What of more availability in Isfahan is the painting enamel of which a few have remained in the museums of pars and abroad indicting that Iranian artists have been interested in this art and used it in their metal works since the Achaemenian and the Sassanid dynasties.
The enamels being so delicate, we do not have many of them left from the ancient times. Some documents indicate that throughout the Islamic civilization of and during the Seljuk, Safavid and Zand dynasties there have been outstanding enameled dishes and materials. Most of the enameled dishes related to the past belong to the Qajar dynasty between the years 18101890 AD.
There have also remained some earrings. Bangles, boxes, water pipe heads, vases, and golden dishes with beautiful paintings in blue and green colors from that time, Afterwards, fifty years of stagnation caused by the World War I and the social revolution followed.However, again the enamel red color, having been prepared, this art was fostered from the quantity and quality points of view through the attempts bestowed by Ostad Shokrollah Sani'e zadeh, the outstanding painter of Isfahan in 1935 and up to then for forty years. Now after a few years of stagnation since 1992, this art has started to continue its briskness having a lot of distinguished artists working in this field.
To prepare an enameled dish, the following steps are used. First, choose the suitable dish by the needed size and shape which is usually made by a coppersmith. Then, it is bleached through enameled working which is known as the first coat. It is then put into a seven hundred and fifty degree furnace.
At this stage, the enameled metal will be coated with better enamels a few more times and again reheated. The dish is then ready to be painted.The Isfahanian artists, having been inspired by their traditional plans as arabesque, khataii (flowers and birds) and using fireproof paints and special brushes, have made painting of Isfahan monuments such as step, the enameled material is put into the furnace again and heated at five hundred degrees. This causes the enameled painting to be stabilized on the undercoat, creating a special "shining" effect. Most of today's enamel workings are performed on dishes, vases, boxes and frames in various size. Please note that one item/set will be supplied. Most items are new (never used) and in good condition, however as the items are fully hand crafted and painted, some imperfections are expected. All images are for illustration purposes and taken from a sample. The item "Persian Mina Kari Painted Handmade Fine Art Copper Enamel Plate Wall Hanging" is in sale since Tuesday, December 19, 2017.
This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Home Décor\Decorative Plates & Bowls". The seller is "parspay" and is located in Newport. This item can be shipped worldwide.