Empty Jewelry Box with Mother of Pearl Crane and Pine Design
The mother of pearl design of this exquisite empty jewelry box depicts a serene image of a pair of cranes delighting in a romantic moment under an old pine tree and the full moon. The pine tree is a symbol of elevated consciousness and dignified spirit, and cranes represent nobility.
The elaborate adornment of the entire body makes it a breathtaking 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 inner surface is also ornamented with the iridescence of raw mother of pearl pieces. Read More