Brown Shell tray with a mosaic pattern, designed with distinct Sterling Silver Rats. Perfect for serving dried fruits and nuts. Ideal as a gift, for any occasion. The piece is perfectly suited as a casual dining implement – Nestle this pretty tray for a stunning cocktail presentation with miniature hors d'oeuvres or serve nuts, desserts, and candies for a casual gathering. Ideal as a gift, our Brown shell collection is also popularly used as a home or office décor on low coffee tables and desks.
Approximate Size : W27.5 x L27.5 x H6.4 cm
Approximate Weight : 630 g
Lotus Arts de Vivre sources its shells from Indonesia and the collection includes finely cut shells into small panels made into bowls or various formations, before being designed with Silver. Shells are masterpieces of nature of amazing beauty, with sinuous and elegant shapes and wonderful colours; they are sculptures that remain unchanged for an exceptionally long time. As shells are a natural material, its hues and shades may vary at each supply. The main commercial sources of these shells started in the early 1900’s, worn by the Kings and Queens of various eras. Popular for their sturdiness and beauty, it was also used to decorate watches, knives, guns and jewellery.
Product Care: Clean with soft brush. 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. The tray can be wiped clean with a moist cloth.
As a symbol, the rat wins respect for its enormous skill to survive in a vast range of conditions, oddly linked to humans by our shared evolutionary successes. Chinese zodiac Rat's personality is outgoing, cheerful, and sociable in character. In India, rats are venerated as holy and associated with Lord Ganesha. Many temples rule that if you accidentally step on one of the animals and kill it, it must be replaced with a rat made of solid gold.