Bronze Bowl

Bronze Bowl

Patinated & hammered on the outside, spun like silk on the inside.

Bowls nest comfortably inside one another. Use for serving or display.

medium     4 3/8 x 1 5/8″   [11 x 4.2cm]

small          3 x 1 5/16″   [7.5 x 3.2cm]

Food safe.

Brass is an alloy made of copper and zinc. The antimicrobial properties of brass have been known for centuries, commonly used for doorknobs and push plates and just about anything frequently touched by the masses. Brass is often referred to as “the poor man’s gold” because its comparatively inexpensive and the eye can rarely discern the difference. Brass is food safe for non-acidic foods.

Because Auntie Oti uses raw unadulterated materials these metal products will patina: surface tarnish or patina are characteristics of metal. One may choose to leave their pieces with a natural occurring patina, or, restore them by polish. The natural oxidation process that occurs when these metals are exposed to the atmosphere can be quite beautiful, though some people prefer their metalware to be shiny and brilliant. Traditional methods of cleaning metals include rubbing with a mixture of a slightly abrasive material (salt, sugar or baking soda) and an acidic liquid (lemon, juice or tamarind paste). Brasso and other industrial metal cleaners are also available, but not recommended for any items used for food since chemical based and harmful if ingested. One can also polish metal surfaces with a soft cloth such as an old t-shirt and beeswax.

Thoroughly clean the interiors of your drinking vessels before first use- a mixture of baking soda and vinegar is your best bet. An additional few drops of eucalyptus or tea tree oil as disinfectant will help too. Please note that one receives the metal’s beneficial properties because of direct contact with unadulterated metal itself.