Lapis Lazuli Night Copita
Lapis Lazuli Night Copitas, inspired by the metamorphic rock lapis lazuli found in Chile, Egypt and a small number of countries around the world.
Lapis has been popular throughout most of recorded human history, dating back to northeastern Afghanistan in 7000 BC, found in many Egyptian archaeological sites around 3000 BC, and seen throughout the Middle Ages. During the Renaissance and into the 1800s, paintings done with the lapis-derived pigment called “ultramarine blue” were considered to be a luxury because of the high cost and scarcity of the material. Paintings using ultramarine include “The Starry Night” by Van Gogh (1889) and “Girl with a Pearl Earring” by Vermeer (1665). The pigment was only used by the most accomplished artists and wealthy patrons.
Today, we have the convenience of cost-effective, synthetic blue pigments including the ones used in the glaze for these copitas. What was once limited to the most famous painters in western art history is now available for use by everyday people in everyday objects.
Originally designed for mezcal, Marcello’s 3 oz ceramic copitas are a versatile and stylish addition to any home. In addition to holding aromatic spirits, this small yet sturdy copita is grest for storing a variety of items. Its compact size makes it ideal for storing spices or herbs, or for holding small trinkets or jewelry. Handcrafted with care and precision, the high-quality ceramic construction ensures durability and longevity, while the sleek and minimalist design makes it a chic and functional décor piece. Whether you're a mezcal aficionado sharing your latest find, a culinary enthusiast looking to organize your spice collection, or a fashion lover in need of a safe storage option for your delicate jewelry, this copita will treat you well.