This is a gorgeous Mother of Pearl Brooch. This is a large oval MOP shell that has a dip at the lower base that is inherent to this piece. There is a lovely detailed hand painted floral design in blue, pin and green enamel. The frame is silver tone with a braided edge. There is one spot of finish wear on the side of the frame. The closure is a wide C clasp. This brooch is in very good condition. Size is 1 1/2 inches in width by 2 inches in length.
Nacre, also known as mother of pearl, is an organic-inorganic composite material produced by some molluscs as an inner shell layer; it is also what makes up the outer coating of pearls. It is strong, resilient, and iridescent.
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