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Description

'Psyche' Paua shell mounted in silver on a silver stand, decorated with a moonstone, six enamel plaquettes and plique-à-jour enamelling including an enamelled butterfly: Scottish, Edinburgh, enamels painted by Phoebe Traquair, stand designed by her son Ramsay Traquair and made by J.M. Talbot, 1905 - 1906

Museum reference

A.1989.178

Collection

Decorative and Applied Art

Object name

Paua shell, Stand

Production information

Traquair, Phoebe Anna, 1852 - 1936
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, EUROPE
Talbot, John Maitland, 1861- 1909, Silversmith
Traquair, Ramsay, 1874 - 1952, Designer

Date

1905 - 1906

Materials

Paua shell, Silver, Silver, Painted enamels, Copper, Moonstone

Physical description

Paua shell mounted in silver on a silver stand, decorated with a moonstone, enamel plaquettes and plique-à-jour enamelling

Exhibitions

  • European Styles (29 Jul 2011 - 03 Aug 2014)
    National Museum of Scotland

  • Treasured: Wonderful Things, Amazing Stories (14 Nov 2008 - 01 Jan 2011)
    National Museum of Scotland

References

https://www.nms.ac.uk/explore-our-collections/stories/art-and-design/pāua-shell-bowl

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