Mother of Pearl Wooden Jewelry Box with Duck and Deer Design
This exquisite wooden lock jewelry box is lavishly ornamented with mother of pearl ducks and deer painting. The elaborate adornment with the iridescence of intricate mother of pearl designs makes it an impressive piece for storing personal fashion items. It is quite remarkable that the artist could depict the scene in such detail without brush nor pen, but only with mother of pearl strips.
The elegantly designed embroidery laid upon the inner bottom and traditional Korean fish lock give the beautiful panache to this jewelry box. The fish whose eyes remain open even while sleeping was a popular guard to keep vigil over personal treasure.
The houseware coated with natural lacquer has long been used in East Asia for its glossy beauty as well as its practicality for being strong, watertight and antibacterial. Read More