Mother of Pearl Plate, handcrafted from the finest mother of pearls in Southeast Asia, decorated with Sterling Silver Frog and lotus leafs depicted as floating on a pond, with intricate details of skilled craftsmanship visible on the Silver texture of the piece.
The piece is perfectly suited as a formal dining implement – Nestle this iridescent plate for a stunning caviar presentation, host evening cocktails with miniature hors d'oeuvres or serve fruits, dessert, and candies for a casual gathering. Ideal as a gift, our Mother of Pearl Plate collection is also popularly used as a home or office décor on a low coffee tables and desks.
Approximate Size : W19.5 x L23 x H3.7 cm.
Approximate Weight : 457 g.
Lotus Arts de Vivre sources its Mother of Pearl plates from the tropics of Asia and the collection includes various designs of plates. Mother of Pearl is the common name for a nacre coating, it is strong, resilient, and iridescent. Popular for their sturdiness and beauty, it was also used to decorate watches, knives, guns, and jewellery. The main commercial sources of these shells started in the early 1900’s, worn by the Kings and Queens of various eras.
This piece took approximately 6-8 weeks labour to finish, with over 6 craftsmen and designers involved from design to production.
Product Care : Hand wash only. For silver decoration part in this piece has been coated with anti-tarnish, hence the silver is not to be polished. To clean it, use "stay clean" cream to gently wipe it with a cloth.
Frogs symbolize alertness and readiness, as they always respond to nature's timing. As frogs croak before the rains, they are considered bringers of rain, cleansing, and fertility. The visible changes over the course of their life (from tadpole to frog) make them symbolic of change, adaptability, and rebirth.
The Lotus Flower grows in the deep mud, far away from the sun. But, sooner or later, the Lotus reaches the light becoming the most beautiful flower ever. It thus is regarded in many different cultures as a totem of purity, enlightenment, self-regeneration, and rebirth and also adored for representing affluence, good health, divinity and eternity.