New Moon Small Plate
A perfect accompanyment to meals of any culture, Damoon is a new line of tableware that connects historical Korean culture and craft with the aesthetics of modern day life. Each plate and vessel is hewn from Yuhgee - a traditional Korean bronzeware with a uniquely high ratio of tin to copper. This ratio imbues it with a beautiful subtle sheen, heat and cold preserving properties and the ability to be sterilized – qualities that secured its position as the traditional tableware of Korean royalty and noblemen. Furthering its historical appeal, Yuhgee goes by the name “bowl of life” due to the metal’s tendency to turn black upon contact with toxic ingredients.
Applied as decoration atop the Yuhgee bronzeware, Ottchil is an all natural lacquer derived from the sap of the Ott-tree. Valued for its excellent resilience against wear, and elegant color – ott-chil is considered the very best lacquer for tableware throughout Korea, Japan and China.
The New Moon Small Plate is an ideal option for little fruits, cheeses and sauces. The Damoon line is made by skilled craftsmen with a touch of magic in Korea.
DIMENSIONS: 4.5" D x 1.2" H, 0.7 lbs
LEAD TIME: Approx 2 Weeks
USE & CARE: Upon initial use, food stains and fingerprints may be left on the Yuhgee. Over time these stains will disappear, revealing the original Yughee texture. Strongly acidic foods such as soy sauce and vinegar may cause changes in color. For long term storage, please wrap in paper or plastic. Do not place in stove, oven, open fire or dishwasher.
CLEANING: Cleanse with dish soap and a scouring pad or scrub brush. The outside of the bowl is coated with Ottchil; clean it with a soft cloth. Keep it dry after washing to maintain the gloss. Overtime, a subtle moonlight-light pattern will appear on the brass. This is to be enjoyed as a new development and not viewed as damage.