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The Cobre Post Cap


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Our Cobre post cap will enhance your deck instantly. A beautiful hammered texture copper cap with antique finish. Handmade by artisans using a natural process that's been handed down through the generations. The Cobre is available in all diameters on the 1/4" increments and can be ordered with a 1" or 2" drop on your deck post (depth of cap). When ordering these custom post caps be sure to measure twice as all sales are final. There is a 4 to 6 week lead time and payment is due at time of order.

Cobre--Copper in Spanish--has been made by the Purepecha Indians of Central Mexico since pre-Columbian times. When the Europeans arrived in the 16th century, they found the Purepecha making domestic implements and weapons from copper found in local, above-ground mines. Father Vasco de Quiroga introduced a few refinements; however, little has changed in how the copper is worked and finished. Because the copper mines have long been closed, today the smiths gather and melt discarded copper for use in their workshops.

During the bonfire method, coppersmiths take the reclaimed copper and patiently heat and hammer it until the metal is "raised" -- meaning the bowl or vase walls are formed. The smith then takes a special hammer to finish the piece. Depending upon the amount of salt in the air and how often the copper piece is handled, the metal will oxidize and the finish becomes matte, as the color darkens to deep browns and reds.

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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 17 September, 2009.

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