For the first time a well-researched book has been written on the mother of pearl full shell carvings of the world. This important book explores mother of pearl carvings created from the eighteenth century to the current time and is illustrated with over 1600 photographs from the author's private research collection. The vast majority of these carvings are unique and have never before been seen by the public. The subject of the carvings has been explained and will take readers on a journey through history, mythology, religion, art and people at work and play which inspired the original carvers. In addition to explaining the subject, descriptions include the age of the carving, country of origin and size which makes this an indispensable reference for collectors, historians, museum researchers and tradespeople.
This book gives readers handy tips on looking after collections and includes the first ever published guide to identifying the source countries where carvings were made. It is the most comprehensive book on the subject ever published. The book is published by the authors in a limited edition of only 150 numbered copies. Weight: 2.23 kilo unpacked. Edition description: Limited edition 150 numbered copies.We do our best to provide a safe packing with extra cardboard and bubble wrap. This item is in the category "Antiques\Other Antiques". The seller is "damiquest" and is located in this country: AU. This item can be shipped worldwide.