21st century - in excellent condition
Much as you’d imagine, the Japanese tiger carries with it the same traits we attribute to the real animal–strength and courage, but also longevity. In Japanese culture it is believed that the tiger wards off evil spirits, bad luck, and disease. Like much East Asian art with tigers as subjects, traditional Japanese artworks most often depict the tiger in an aggressive posture with its mouth open, displaying its sharp teeth.
In Feng Shui, the tiger is one of the four celestial animals. The white tiger, as seen above, is the celestial guardian of the west compass direction. This direction rules the luck and prosperity of your descendants. As the protector, the tiger is an auspicious symbol in Feng Shui and ensures that the family's wealth, health, and bloodline continues.
The shell was engraved by Balinese craftsmen, who have mastered the art of carving. It comes with its custom-fit black metal stand.
As you can see on the pictures, the shell is very versatile regarding what it looks like depending on light. The pictures with the orange hue have been taken with the sun shining from behind the shell. The shell really comes to life when placed in front of a window for example.
Width of shell: 14.5 cm
Height, including stand: 29 cm
Disclaimer: Please be aware that this lot contains mother of pearl. Some regulations are in place regarding the import of mother of pearl into the USA. Please check prior to bidding. This shells full name is freshwater mussel shell.
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