Weight: 45 grams (average, approximate)
The sculptured copper can range from 1 3/4" to 2 1/4" in size. Photos are representative only. Each piece is unique. Coated in a clear lacquer to prevent green corrosion copper is known for.
Native copper is used to form these interesting sculptures.
Molten copper at 2200° F is poured into a water soaked straw. The straw forms the shape, then burns away, and the copper forms solidify in the cool water.
Old customs of the early miners indicate that lead was used in the above process. Fortune telling was a New Year's Day pastime; good or bad luck was determined by the shape and size of the sculpture. Following these old traditions, sculptured copper has been proudly manufactured in Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula.
This is a "grab bag" item. That means we will pick one from our available inventory and send it to you. Pictures of the actual material is shown.