A Nautilus shell bowl hand-carved from shell in elegant floral and leaf patterns, embellished with gold-leaf. The handle, base and accents around the organic shape of the rim have been lined with gold plated sterling silver.
Lotus Arts de Vivre has an extremely skilled shell carving master, who being nearly 80 years old, has been carving shells for over 5 decades. The master produces miracles of carving with extreme detail, bringing the shells almost back to life.
In the ancient Kingdoms of the Far East carved shells like these were reserved for the Royal Palaces and the Courts, often in forms of gifts or as Jewelry. The cold waters in the west produced few shells and hardly any pearls, this availability crunch made these shells prized western possessions as well.
The piece has taken over 4 months to design with over 9 craftsmen and designers involved at various stages.
Size: 10(W) x 25(L) x 20(H) cm.
Weight: 660 g.