Hammered Copper Decorative Milk Can with Gold Leaf

Jose and Olimpia Barba

This elegant decorative copper milk can, or "lechera" is carefully shaped, painted, and overlaid with 22k gold leaf.  Formed through carefully coordinated hammering of a single sheet of copper and finished with a cafe patina and clear lacquer, this unique piece will add a splash of color to any room. The colorful flowered design is typical of the state of Michoacan, Mexico where this extraordinary piece is created.

This decorative milk can was created in the town of Santa Clara del Cobre by Jose and Olimpia Barba and measures 9" in height by 4 3/4" in diameter.

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