Antique Alive Mother of Pearl Cigarette Case with Korean Plum Flower Design
This stylish cigarette case is ornamented with an intricate mother of pearl design of Maehwa (Korean plum blossom). One of the sagunja ("four noble beings") motifs loved by Korean artists, maehwa refers to the Korean plum blossom that has long been the herald of spring. Korean artists have been fascinated by maehwa, which blooms at the end of winter, and thus have praised it as a symbol of the noble spirit overcoming all hardships.
The elaborate adornment with the iridescence of mother of pearl designs makes it an impressive item for collection. The embossed pattern on the backside and inside surface, which helps prevent slipping, adds beautiful panache to this cigarette case. Read More