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The Mother of Pearl

22 Jan The Mother of Pearl

“I am the Mother of Pearl.  The world is a vein of silver, an illusion…” – Ashtavakra Gita

Black Mother of Pearl Stool | @D.L. Rhein

ANTIQUE MOTHER OF PEARL INLAID STOOL

 Delicate and glistening, Mother of Pearl is one of my favorite natural curiosities.  It is the thin layer made up of calcium carbonate that forms the iridescent inside of oysters, mussels and abalone shells.  Mother of Pearl has been used for centuries as an inlay on furniture and objects, carefully carved into beautiful images and shapes.  I have been lucky enough to find many vintage and antique pieces on my recent scouting trips.  Here are a few of my favorites… 

Vintage Black Mother of Pearl Vases | @D.L. Rhein

 VINTAGE MOTHER OF PEARL INLAID LAQUER VASES

Decorative Black Mother of Pearl Box | @D.L. Rhein

BRASS AND ABALONE NAUTILUS | BLACK MOTHER OF PEARL BOX

Art + Black Mother of Pearl | @D.L. Rhein

VINTAGE BLACK MOTHER OF  PEARL INLAID WALL HANGING

XO,

D.L.

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