Abalone shell finely brought together to form a tray. It has been designed with a beautiful Peacock with an enchanting display of its feathers in Sterling Silver, with intricate details of skilled craftsmanship visible on the Silver texture of the piece. They are iridescent, showing luminous colors that seem to change when seen from different angles and being organically formed, each has its own display of colours and patterns. They are light in weight, durable and exquisitely finished.
This ‘fashion’ tray 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 Mexican Abalone Shell collection is also popularly used as a home or office décor on low coffee tables and desks or a nice catch-all dish for your favourite small crystals or jewelry. Lotus Arts de Vivre sources its Abalone shells from Mexico and the collection includes various designs of Jewelry and bowls.
Size: 30.5(W) x 30.5(L) x 8.3(H) cm.
Weight: 810 g.
These Abalone Shells are oval shaped with natural imperfections such as grooves, and holes which are respiratory apertures that allow a living Abalone to vent water from its gills. The inner lining is composed of Nacre, also known as Mother of Pearl, which has beautiful iridescent colors and markings. The pastel rainbow colors of the Abalone shell enhance feelings of peace, beauty, compassion, and love. 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.
It takes 1 month to finish a piece with as many as 6 designers and craftsmen involved at various stages.
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.
Peacock is one of the most brilliantly adorned bird and in Chinese culture, the Peacock was a symbol of the Ming Dynasty, representing divinity, rank, power, and beauty. The peacock with its tail of 100 eyes is also associated with the goddess Guan Yin. In this sense, the peacock resembles protection and holiness. In decorative art, the peacock symbolizes dignity and beauty. Buddhists also connect peacock’s feather with openness since the bird dazzlingly displays everything when fanning its tail out.