02.19.08

New in store – Anne Cook Vintique jewelry

Posted in All Entries at 9:55 pm by Lea

DSC001491.JPGMarin based Anne Cook has added her intricate earring pieces to our Noe Valley store. All the earrings are made from vintage jewelry and Mother of Pearl game pieces.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Made for the British aristocracy in Hong Kong during the 18th and 19th centuries, these beautifully crafted game pieces are delicate, one of a kind treasures. Many feature “lace-like” cut-outs and exquisite hairline engravings.  Motifs include floral delicate lattice patterns and some fully illustrated scenes from daily life at the time of the Imperial Ching Dynasty. Both exotic and elegant, these pieces are fashioned from “Dinner Plate” mollusks, that have now been extinct for over 100 years.

 

 

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