Armenian Ceramic Plate with White Peacock and Floral Motif
Diameter: 8.66" / 22 cm
This motif boasts white, regal peacocks perched on branches of the Armenian tulip flower in red, yellow and green. The colors and design offer a unique, picturesque appeal to the piece.
The plant/floral and peacock motif is popular in Armenian ceramic art. Peacocks are a sign of beauty while birds symbolize the soul and the heavenly Jerusalem. The flowers and plants with the peacocks perched on them perpetuate the theme of harmony and openness to languages of form. The colors featured on the plate 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 plate 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.