The Commission

Can it really be over! The pair of commissioned jars is here, in their place, on the Messel tables. The process has been a dream, a drama and a battle and now I stop and look at them for the first time with detachment I see them really with new eyes and they are right.

The gold luster is difficult to photograph, I have applied gold to the shells over a, oxidized copper oxide slip that went on at the leather hard stage.