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M is for Mother of Pearl


by Lillian Csernica on April 15, 2017

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Russian art nouveau necklace.

Antique French 19th Century Palais Royal Trinket. Mother of pearl shell, a servant bell, ormolu, and a bird.

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The “Dawn and Twilight Bed” made by Emile Galle in 1904. Rosewood, ebony, mother of pearl, and glass. From Art Nouveau Style:

The bed symbolizes dusk, dawn and life. Dusk is a butterfly at the headboard with a landscape of night. Dawn is a butterfly at the foot of the bed, illustrating the renewal of the day. The crystal part of Dawn is said to represent life as a “cosmogenic egg”.

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Gold, mother of pearl and opal pendant by Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co., circa 1900.

 

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Art nouveau figural table lamp by Gustave Gurschner. Bronze with patina and two nautilus shells polished to reveal the mother of pearl. Circa 1900.

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Art Nouveau French buttons. Silver filigree encases purple abalone, a member of the nacre or mother of pearl family.

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Mother of Pearl hair comb.

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