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Mina Sugar Bowl, M608

$102.28
The art of Minakari or Enamelling is called miniature of fire as well as the decoration of metal and tile with Mina glaze. Minakari or Enamelling is the art of painting, colouring and ornamenting the surface of metals by fusing over it brilliant colours that are decorated in an intricate design. Mina is the feminine form of Minoo in Persian, meaning heaven. Mina refers to the Azure colour of heaven. The Iranian craftsmen of Sasanied era invented this art and Mongols spread it to India and other countries. French tourist, Jean Chardin, who toured Iran during the Safavid rule, made a reference to an enamel work of Isfahan, which comprised a pattern of birds and animals on a floral background in light blue, green, yellow and red. Some experts link the historicity of enamelling in Iran to the Arsacides and Sassanid periods. However, the use of this art in the Islamic period is not clear before the reign of the seventh ruler of Mongol empire’s Ilkhanid division in Iran, Ghazan Khan (694-703 AH) who introduced Mongol Persia to Islam. Ghazan Khan acquired the science of chemistry in a short period and preferred to use his knowledge and endeavours for the art of enamelling. Fine silver is used in almost all enamelling because the enamel (glass) melts and sticks best to  pure metal. In simple words, enamelling is the process of making metal models (fine silver usually) and then melting various colours and types of glass on to the model to create an object art. In a more scientific approach, enamel (or vitreous enamel or porcelain enamel in US English) is defined as the colourful result of fusing powdered glass to a substrate by firing, usually between 750 and 850 degrees Celsius. The powder melts, flows and hardens to a smooth, durable vitreous coating on metal, glass or ceramic. The paintings or patterns used for enamel works in Iran are traditional designs depending on the taste and preferences of the artist. In the Iranian version of enamelling, copper and silver are the most dominant metals used. There are also special tools used in this ancient artistic endeavour such as a furnace, pliers, press machine, brush and so on. Enamel is usually used to embellish vase, jewellery and candleholder in addition to doors and chandeliers of holy shrines. Isfahan is the most important Iranian enamelling hub. Enamel works can be washed with lukewarm water, soap and even ordinary detergents. Gold has been used traditionally for minakari jewellery as it holds the enamel better, lasts longer and its lustre brings out the colours of the enamels. Silver, a later introduction, is used for artefacts like boxes, bowls, spoons, and art pieces while Copper which is used for handicraft products were introduced only after the Gold Control Act, which compelled the minakars to look for a material other than gold, was enforced around the world. Product specifications: * Fully handmade, *Dimensions: 27 Cm * 14 Cm * The pen is for scale - not included
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Mina Sugar Bowl, M609

$95.00
The art of Minakari or Enamelling is called miniature of fire as well as the decoration of metal and tile with Mina glaze. Minakari or Enamelling is the art of painting, colouring and ornamenting the surface of metals by fusing over it brilliant colours that are decorated in an intricate design. Mina is the feminine form of Minoo in Persian, meaning heaven. Mina refers to the Azure colour of heaven. The Iranian craftsmen of Sasanied era invented this art and Mongols spread it to India and other countries. French tourist, Jean Chardin, who toured Iran during the Safavid rule, made a reference to an enamel work of Isfahan, which comprised a pattern of birds and animals on a floral background in light blue, green, yellow and red. Some experts link the historicity of enamelling in Iran to the Arsacides and Sassanid periods. However, the use of this art in the Islamic period is not clear before the reign of the seventh ruler of Mongol empire’s Ilkhanid division in Iran, Ghazan Khan (694-703 AH) who introduced Mongol Persia to Islam. Ghazan Khan acquired the science of chemistry in a short period and preferred to use his knowledge and endeavours for the art of enamelling. Fine silver is used in almost all enamelling because the enamel (glass) melts and sticks best to  pure metal. In simple words, enamelling is the process of making metal models (fine silver usually) and then melting various colours and types of glass on to the model to create an object art. In a more scientific approach, enamel (or vitreous enamel or porcelain enamel in US English) is defined as the colourful result of fusing powdered glass to a substrate by firing, usually between 750 and 850 degrees Celsius. The powder melts, flows and hardens to a smooth, durable vitreous coating on metal, glass or ceramic. The paintings or patterns used for enamel works in Iran are traditional designs depending on the taste and preferences of the artist. In the Iranian version of enamelling, copper and silver are the most dominant metals used. There are also special tools used in this ancient artistic endeavour such as a furnace, pliers, press machine, brush and so on. Enamel is usually used to embellish vase, jewellery and candleholder in addition to doors and chandeliers of holy shrines. Isfahan is the most important Iranian enamelling hub. Enamel works can be washed with lukewarm water, soap and even ordinary detergents. Gold has been used traditionally for minakari jewellery as it holds the enamel better, lasts longer and its lustre brings out the colours of the enamels. Silver, a later introduction, is used for artefacts like boxes, bowls, spoons, and art pieces while Copper which is used for handicraft products were introduced only after the Gold Control Act, which compelled the minakars to look for a material other than gold, was enforced around the world. Product specifications: * Fully handmade, *Dimensions: 17 Cm / 6.7 In  *  13 Cm / 5.1 In
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Mina Vase, M616

$117.44
The art of Minakari or Enamelling is called miniature of fire as well as the decoration of metal and tile with Mina glaze. Minakari or Enamelling is the art of painting, colouring and ornamenting the surface of metals by fusing over it brilliant colours that are decorated in an intricate design.
Mina is the feminine form of Minoo in Persian, meaning heaven. Mina refers to the Azure colour of heaven. The Iranian craftsmen of Sasanied era invented this art and Mongols spread it to India and other countries. French tourist, Jean Chardin, who toured Iran during the Safavid rule, made a reference to an enamel work of Isfahan, which comprised a pattern of birds and animals on a floral background in light blue, green, yellow and red.
Some experts link the historicity of enamelling in Iran to the Arsacides and Sassanid periods. However, the use of this art in the Islamic period is not clear before the reign of the seventh ruler of Mongol empire’s Ilkhanid division in Iran, Ghazan Khan (694-703 AH) who introduced Mongol Persia to Islam. Ghazan Khan acquired the science of chemistry in a short period and preferred to use his knowledge and endeavours for the art of enamelling. Fine silver is used in almost all enamelling because the enamel (glass) melts and sticks best to  pure metal. In simple words, enamelling is the process of making metal models (fine silver usually) and then melting various colours and types of glass on to the model to create an object art.
In a more scientific approach, enamel (or vitreous enamel or porcelain enamel in US English) is defined as the colourful result of fusing powdered glass to a substrate by firing, usually between 750 and 850 degrees Celsius. The powder melts, flows and hardens to a smooth, durable vitreous coating on metal, glass or ceramic.
The paintings or patterns used for enamel works in Iran are traditional designs depending on the taste and preferences of the artist. In the Iranian version of enamelling, copper and silver are the most dominant metals used. There are also special tools used in this ancient artistic endeavour such as a furnace, pliers, press machine, brush and so on.
Enamel is usually used to embellish vase, jewellery and candleholder in addition to doors and chandeliers of holy shrines. Isfahan is the most important Iranian enamelling hub. Enamel works can be washed with lukewarm water, soap and even ordinary detergents.
Gold has been used traditionally for minakari jewellery as it holds the enamel better, lasts longer and its lustre brings out the colours of the enamels. Silver, a later introduction, is used for artefacts like boxes, bowls, spoons, and art pieces while Copper which is used for handicraft products were introduced only after the Gold Control Act, which compelled the minakars to look for a material other than gold, was enforced around the world.
 
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Minakari plate, M607

$34.90
The art of Minakari or Enamelling is called miniature of fire as well as the decoration of metal and tile with Mina glaze. Minakari or Enamelling is the art of painting, colouring and ornamenting the surface of metals by fusing over it brilliant colours that are decorated in an intricate design. Mina is the feminine form of Minoo in Persian, meaning heaven. Mina refers to the Azure colour of heaven. The Iranian craftsmen of Sasanied era invented this art and Mongols spread it to India and other countries. French tourist, Jean Chardin, who toured Iran during the Safavid rule, made a reference to an enamel work of Isfahan, which comprised a pattern of birds and animals on a floral background in light blue, green, yellow and red. Some experts link the historicity of enamelling in Iran to the Arsacides and Sassanid periods. However, the use of this art in the Islamic period is not clear before the reign of the seventh ruler of Mongol empire’s Ilkhanid division in Iran, Ghazan Khan (694-703 AH) who introduced Mongol Persia to Islam. Ghazan Khan acquired the science of chemistry in a short period and preferred to use his knowledge and endeavours for the art of enamelling. Fine silver is used in almost all enamelling because the enamel (glass) melts and sticks best to  pure metal. In simple words, enamelling is the process of making metal models (fine silver usually) and then melting various colours and types of glass on to the model to create an object art. In a more scientific approach, enamel (or vitreous enamel or porcelain enamel in US English) is defined as the colourful result of fusing powdered glass to a substrate by firing, usually between 750 and 850 degrees Celsius. The powder melts, flows and hardens to a smooth, durable vitreous coating on metal, glass or ceramic. The paintings or patterns used for enamel works in Iran are traditional designs depending on the taste and preferences of the artist. In the Iranian version of enamelling, copper and silver are the most dominant metals used. There are also special tools used in this ancient artistic endeavour such as a furnace, pliers, press machine, brush and so on. Enamel is usually used to embellish vase, jewellery and candleholder in addition to doors and chandeliers of holy shrines. Isfahan is the most important Iranian enamelling hub. Enamel works can be washed with lukewarm water, soap and even ordinary detergents. Gold has been used traditionally for minakari jewellery as it holds the enamel better, lasts longer and its lustre brings out the colours of the enamels. Silver, a later introduction, is used for artefacts like boxes, bowls, spoons, and art pieces while Copper which is used for handicraft products were introduced only after the Gold Control Act, which compelled the minakars to look for a material other than gold, was enforced around the world. Product specifications: * Fully handmade, *Dimensions: Diameter: 16 Cm / 6.3 In    Height: 3 Cm / 1.2 In * The pen is for scale - not included