Wonderfully flowing feathers dominate this large, unsigned, 3.875" x 2" Bird-of-Paradise, with glued clear stones on rhodium plated cast metal. Slight age-tarnish as to be expected, but no wear, and all stones accounted for! Very elegant!
Specialists in Mother of Pearl (M.O.P.) and other nacreous shell, both artifacts and raw materials.
Pearlescence and chatoyance predominate, with occasional amber, linens, china, and select "smalls".