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Carved Mother of Pearl Shell - Asia - Late 20th century

Lot reference 16928079
Carved Mother of Pearl Shell - Asia - Late 20th century

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Current bid $ 105
Next minimum bid $ 112
Auction fee: 9% of the winning bid
Shipping to United States: $ 22.36

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Excellent condition

Beautiful carved setting on this mother of pearl shell. This specific mother of pearl shell has a very warming hue with natural shades of green, purple and yellow throughout. The colors of the shell come to show very vibrantly when placed in front of a window and the sun shines through. Words cannot come close to describe the beauty of this shell when the sun hits it from behind. The engraving shows flowers and grasses with a praying mantis. Very high quality. Exceptional sample.

The shell is engraved by a Balinese craftsmen, who has mastered the art of carving and has been passed down the skills by has fore fathers.
Comes with black metal stand.

Width of shell: 14 cm.
Height, including stand: 19 cm

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.

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

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Feedback score: 99.7%
Reviews given: 407
Member since: May 10, 2015
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    très satisfait, livraison rapide, emballage parfait. un grand merci !
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    user-e12935f March 21, 2018

  • Thank you

    Graca05091945 March 15, 2018

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    bonjour et merci pour ce magnifique objet et ce super travail je reviendrai vers vous à bientôt richard
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    stepasuri March 14, 2018

  • Brilliant i am over the moon with my item it came early and well wrapped up many thanks

    Urbanj March 12, 2018

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    Já recebi a encomenda.Cuidadosamente embrulhada,mas com pequenas manchas brancas,revela desleixo de quem enviou.
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    user-453adc0 March 12, 2018

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United States $ 22.36
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France Free
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