Carved Mother of Pearl Shell, Japanese Bird & Wildflowers - Mother of pearl

Description
Carved Mother of Pearl Shell, Japanese Bird & Wildflowers - Mother of pearl
Indonesia - After 2000

A completely engraved large mother of pearl shell, very intricate. The carving into the shell is that of a Japanese bird feeding on the nectar of wildflowers. Below are cascading waves, similar to those of the Great Wave off Kanagawa.

The shell reflects light beautifully in all sorts of colors. Words cannot come close to describe the beauty of this shell when the sun hits it from behind.

DIMENSIONS INCLUDING STAND
Height: 23cm
Length: 17cm
Width: 6.5cm

DISCLAIMER
Please check with your local regulations and authorities if it is allowed to bring items made of mother of pearl into your country, prior to bidding.

SHIPPING
Will be packaged with great care and shipped by registered post, using DHL Parcel (with tracking code).

Lot details
Object
Carved Mother of Pearl Shell, Japanese Bird & Wildflowers
Material
Mother of pearl
Estimated Period
After 2000
Country of Origin
Indonesia
Condition
Excellent condition - barely used with minimal signs of aging & wear
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