Mother of Pearl Plate, handcrafted from the finest mother of pearls in Southeast Asia, decorated with sterling silver Octopus with intricate details of skilled craftsmanship visible on the Silver texture of the piece.
Mother of Pearl is extremely difficult to find even in popular destinations like Indonesia and Thailand and working with it becomes a complexity because shapes, sizes and other dynamics change with every rare piece.
The piece is perfectly suited as a formal dining implement – Nestle this iridescent plate for a stunning caviar presentation, host evening cocktails with miniature hors d'oeuvres or serve fruits, dessert, and candies for a casual gathering. Ideal as a gift, our Mother of Pearl Plate collection is also popularly used as a home or office décor on a low coffee tables and desks.
Lotus Arts de Vivre sources its Mother of Pearl plates from the tropics of Asia and the
collection includes various designs of plates. Mother of Pearl is the common name for a nacre coating, it is strong, resilient, and iridescent. Popular for their sturdiness and beauty, it was also used to decorate watches, knives, guns, and jewellery. The main commercial sources of these shells started in the early 1900’s, worn by the Kings and Queens of various eras.
Octopus is a diverse animal and being highly influenced by its appearance and it symbolizes flexibility, creativity, intelligence, expansion and unpredictability. As a totem, it symbolizes purity, emotional, psychic and creativity. The octopus spirit guide is also known to be symbolic of a keen spiritual psyche and inspires others to channel theirs.
This piece took approximately 2 months labour to finish, with over 6 craftsmen and designers involved from design to production.
Size: 22(W) x 24(L) x 5.5(H) cm. (approx.)
Weight: 800 g. (approx.)