Origin of mother-of-pearl
Examples from the Web for mother-of-pearl
Mother-of-pearl used in the arts is sold by the ton, from $50 to $700 being average prices.
Others had pockets to hold the counters, which were old silver Spanish pieces or were made of mother-of-pearl.The Old Furniture Book|N. Hudson Moore
It is marvellous how the vivid light of day flatters your beauty, loves you, and caresses the mother-of-pearl on your cheeks.The Red Lily, Complete|Anatole France
There were gold-lacquered tables and a curious concert-grand piano, also gold inlaid with mother-of-pearl cupids and flowers.The Witness|Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
They are contained in a pyramidal upright cupboard, richly ornamented with small pieces of mother-of-pearl.