A mother-of-pearl hardstone-inlaid conch shell
The musical instrument worked from a conch shell of natural spiral cone shape ending in a pointed tip, the other end sealed with a mounting with a flower bud-shaped knop, the sides and the upper surface of meandering floral and leafy decoration further enhansed by inlaid semi-precious hardstones, all enamelled on blue and turquoise ground.
- Please note that the cover of the conch is missing from the printed catalogue. It is correctly illustrated in the online catalogue.
Chinese Works of Art
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