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paris1925's loves160 of 494Hantich & Co. "Johnolyth" Vase, Haida, ca. 1931Delphin Massier Maiden & Insect Symbolist Vase (circa 1890s)
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Posted 2 years ago


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Some butterflies... Again!
The tray is a little one, beeing 30 cm by 18 cm. XIXTH century.

This mother of pearl inlay work was done in Tonkin, a province of French Indochine, in Nam Dinh.

The work is incredible, and the glitter is so sweet :-)

No missing mother of pearl pieces, I only filled the gaps within the frame, where age and dryness shrinked the plate.
A little shoe polish gave it back its shine :-)


  1. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    My third post, 2 years ago, shows a big tray of same work which needed more kyratisation :
  2. aura, 2 years ago
    This is beauthifull
  3. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 2 years ago
    Yes, it's very Pretty kyra.
  4. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 2 years ago
  5. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    Thank you all, friends! Wish you too to all of you very happy feasts, be spoilt by Santa and have succulent special dinners ;-)
    I will be away too next week, with some additionnal grams when back, lol!

    Bisous, Lisa! :-D
  6. Caperkid Caperkid, 2 years ago
    Very cute. And merry xmas to you abd yours.
  7. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Caperkid/Roy, same for you and yours :-)

    Thank you Mikelv for your visit and love !
  8. inky inky, 2 years ago
    Have a wonderful time a lovely Christmas and great New Year, thank you for your support over the last year...:-)

    Just a beautiful tray and a great job bringing it back to life...:-)
  9. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
    BEAUTIFUL inlay work on this!! Just beautiful!!
  10. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
    I love this Kyra.
    The inlay work is not just beautiful, it's also amusing. That eye!
  11. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    Inky, thank you, best wishes for Xmas and end of 2015 :-)
    Thank you Jscott for your visit and appreciation !
    Racer, thank you too! As you just said, the butterfly is looking at the flower as a predator, LOL!
  12. LuluX LuluX, 2 years ago
    I love butterflies, it is a beautiful tray kyratango.
  13. Masterpearl Masterpearl, 2 years ago
    What a precious jewel????

    Happy Holiday to All
  14. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    Lulu, Masterpearl, thank you for your visit and so nice comments :-)
    Thank you Marga for taking time to visit and love !
  15. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 2 years ago
    And more beautiful work, this is exquisite, kyratango! :)
  16. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    Thank you again Kath for visiting the two posts :-)
  17. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
    super beauteous~!
  18. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 2 years ago
    I like it....guess we wont see it set out with Christmas cookies in them.. lol '-))
  19. Rick55 Rick55, 2 years ago
    Such a lovely and interesting design Kyra... love it!!
  20. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    Many thanks friends!
    Roycroft, you guessed well, it is only a butter...fly tray!
  21. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 2 years ago
    This is so, so pretty!!! Happy New Years to you Kyra!!!
  22. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    So many thanks for your compliment and wishes, Sue!
    All the best to you and your family :-D

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