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Damien

Dark Mother Of Pearl Id Needed?

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Hi everyone,

 

A few months ago i bought a box full of tortoiseshell, ivory, and mother of pearl scraps at auction from an antique restorer that was retiring. Included in the box were a few unusual pieces of dark mother of pearl (i think, from a european fan).

 

I was just wondering and hoping whether someone could possibly tell me what species of shellfish this type of mother of pearl could might have come from? It has a huge degree of shimmer and colour variation, with heavy pinkish purple to greenish tones

 

I was thinking either black lipped oyster or rainbow lipped oyster?

 

 

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