€630.00 Retail price / Professional of Interior Design, log-you!
Objet de Curiosité,
The Abalone, or "Paua" as Maori called it, is a marine mollusc that spends its life hang on a rock, eating seeweed, protected by its unique shell, but what a shell! The interior of these large shells has an extraordinary pearly iridescence, mixing some blue, green and pink. That mother of pearl has always been used by men in jewelry and ornementation, and we even made a wallpaper out of this pattern! But there is a species whose even the outside is remarkable: Haliotis Rufescens, the red abalone! Displayed here on a rotating brass support, which allows to see successively the pearly side and the red side.