A completely engraved large mother of pearl shell, very intricate. The carving into the shell is that of a Japanese bird feeding on the nectar of wildflowers. Below are cascading waves, similar to those of the Great Wave off Kanagawa.
The shell reflects light beautifully in all sorts of colours. Words cannot come close to describe the beauty of this shell when the sun hits it from behind.
The design is that of J. Richmond and is engraved by a Balinese craftsman, ‘Ketut’, who has mastered the art of carving that has been passed down by his forefathers.