Mexican Abalone shell designed with Sterling Silver into a Dragon, with intricate details of skilled craftsmanship visible on the Silver texture of the dragon. The bowls are iridescent, showing luminous colors that seem to change when seen from different angles and being organically formed, each has its own unique patterns. They are light in weight, durable and finely finished.
This fashion bowl perfectly suited as a casual dining implement – Nestle this pretty bowl for a stunning cocktail presentation with miniature hors d'oeuvres or serve nuts, desserts, and candies for a casual gathering. Our Mexican Abalone Shell collection is also popularly used as a home or office décor on low coffee tables and desks or a nice catch-all dish for your favourite small crystals or jewelry.
Lotus Arts de Vivre sources its Abalone shells from Mexico and the collection includes various designs of Jewelry and bowls. These Abalone Shells are oval shaped with natural imperfections such as grooves, and holes which are respiratory apertures that allow a living Abalone to vent water from its gills. The inner lining is composed of Nacre, also known as Mother of Pearl, which has beautiful iridescent colors and markings. The pastel rainbow colors of the Abalone shell enhance feelings of peace, beauty, compassion, and love. The main commercial sources of these shells started in the early 1900’s, worn by the Kings and Queens of various eras. Popular for their sturdiness and beauty, it was also used to decorate watches, knives, guns, and jewellery.
As a totem, Dragons traditionally symbolize potent and auspicious powers, particularly control over water, rainfall, typhoons, and floods. The dragon is also a symbol of power, strength, and good luck for people who are worthy of it in East Asian culture. The Dragon is also the fifth of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals. The Year of the Dragon is associated with the Earthly Branch symbol 辰, pronounced chen.
It takes 1.5 months to finish a piece with as many as 6 designers and craftsmen involved at various stages.
Size: 11(W) x 47.5(L) x 8(H) cm.
Weight: 560 g.