Copper has a variety of uses, and being such a beautiful element it is commonly used in the arts and for jewellery. According to some traditional knowledge, copper bracelets are believed to relieve arthritis symptoms among other aliments. The therapeutic value has been recorded in legend for hundreds of years. One of the earliest records is found within the ancient Egyptian 'Ebers Papyrus', an early collection of natural healing remedies and one of the world's oldest books. Nowadays a number of European countries use copper complexes in medication to treat inflammatory diseases.
Recently we have been searching through Grays and have discovered some beautiful Copper objects:
|18th century copper solid casting with the raised central figure of the four- armed Virabhara. Available from M Wood|
|A German gilt copper Herrengrund tumbler cup. c1740. Available from P & R Szuhay|
|A Tibetan copper gilt figure of Amitayus with coloured stones. 10th-15th Century AD. Available from Guest and Gray.|
|Hand-beaten copper tea box c1880. Available from Hallmark|
|Copper and silver tazza with four silver rose motifs and inset with mother-of -pearl plaques. Available from Van Den Bosch|
|One-off large handmade Copper Inkwell by Rathbone, c1880-1900. Available from Hallmark.|