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shellshellW280xD220mm, China

A large Chinese river clam which belongs to the Lamellibranchia family.  Some of species of the clams are able to produce  pearls,  there are stories of these clams being able to light up the lake (possibly at the time when there was no artificial light and a full moon, some of the light could possibly been reflected on the pearl in the shallow part of the lake).  Whether these stories were true or not it certainly get my imagination going.

For the oversize aged creatures, trees, turtle, foxes, etc., there are myths of them becoming monsters and goblins.  Here is the story about what goes on in the palace of the sea, with the appearance of the lobster, clam, cochlear, turtle goblins …    Perhaps this slightly oversize shell contained a goblin to be over 100 year ago.


Mother of Pearl lacquer box

DIA40xH25mm, China

The use of mother of pearl in lacquerware has been dated since the Zhou dynasty 1000 B.C. and matured in the Sung dynasty.  The pearl inlay into the black lacquer box creates a dream like magical colour, perhaps some the magic comes from the pain sticking workmanship that goes behind its creation.

jewelleryDon’t forget our collectable jewellery event is still on.

Newly arrived pieces with will be featured in the posts of the next following days.
These pieces of jewellery are carefully put together with the art of  Chinese knots with the strings all handwoven for the design.

Stay tune!

To see all our jewellery collection, click HERE!

shell boxW80xD80xH80mm, Hong Kong

Everytime I see this box it just brings a smile across my face.  It just made me think of a happy oyster.  It will make a brilliant place for storing all the little treasure that would become pearls over time.

Orgainc shape box by King Fung; stoneware glaze, made by simple two parts pinching and alteration.  Finger indent works provide an easy grab for opening the box.

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