Lotus Flower Champlevé and Cloisonné
Breaking of the surface of the water every morning by the Lotus flower symbolizes rebirth, purity and Sun.
Ancient Egyptians were portraying the lotus flower in Royal Blue colour. The Egyptians associated the lotus flower with the sun which also disappeared in the night, only to re-emerge in the morning. Therefore the lotus came to symbolize the Sun and the creation. In many hieroglyphics works the lotus is depicted as emerging from Nun (the primordial water) bearing the Sun God. The famous Egyptian book of the dead is known to include spells that are able to transform a person into a lotus, thus allowing for resurrection
In Buddhism the Lotus is known to be associated with purity, spiritual awakening and faithfulness. The flower is considered pure as it is able to emerge from murky waters in the morning and be perfectly clean. The breaking of the surface every morning is also suggestive of desire, this leads to it being associated with spiritual enlightenment:
– Blue Lotus: The blue lotus flower is associated with a victory of the spirit over that of wisdom, intelligence and knowledge.
– White lotus flower: this colour lotus is known to symbolize Bodhi (being awakened), and represents a state of mental purity, and that of spiritual perfection; it is also associated with the pacification of one’s nature. This lotus is considered to be the womb of the world.
– Purple Lotus: known to be Mystic and is associated with esoteric sects. It can be shown depicted as either an open flower or as a bud. The eight petals of the purple Lotus are representative of the noble eightfold path; one of the principal teachings of the Buddha.
Red lotus: this is related to the heart, and the Lotus flower meaning is associated with that of love and compassion.
Technique: Champlevé body and Cloisonné flower
Material: Britannia Silver .958
Finish: Mirror front, Matte back and sides
Enamel: Glass enamel kiln fired at 800 degree Celsius
Weight Approximate: 13.2 grams
Size Approximate: 36 mm x 26 mm oval x 1.8 mm
Available Colours as per WG Ball Enamels catalogue:
Plain Red Lotus and Transparent Chartreuse background, Transparent Royal Blue Lotus and Transparent Turquoise background, Plain White Lotus and Transparent Blue-green background, Plain Purple lotus and Transparent Chartreuse background, Write us an e-mail in About Us section for Custom