Harlan W. Butt, Metalsmith
Dove Vessel #1 (a)
2011
copper, enamel, silver
3 x 4 x 4 inches
The Dove Vessels are enameled with a feather pattern in the colors of the mourning dove. The outlines of the feathers are fine silver cloisonné wires separating transparent enamel over silver foil. Across the lid is a mourning dove feather cut from silver & then fired with coats of enamel that is then etched to achieve a matte surface.

Harlan Butt has created several shapes for the Dove Vessel series. Each piece is hand-made by the artist & has its own distinctive features.
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