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Conchiglie, Perle e Madreperle

Conchiglie, Perle e Madreperle

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beautiful book -objects made of pearls and mother-of-pearl
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Conchiglie, Perle e Madreperle
by Tiziano Cossignani

2003, Museo Malacologico Piceno, Cupra Marittima, Italy, laminated board covers , sewn binding, 191 pages, color photos throughout, page size is 8.25 by 11.5 inches (21 by 30cm)

This book is the largest and most beautiful in this series by Dr. Cossignani and as it is with the others, it is a catalog presentation of many of the beautiful objects to be seen in the Museo Malacologica Piceno in Cupra Marittima, Italy which is outside of Rome. The objects shown in this book come from many parts of the world but the greatest number of them are of European origin. There is a great overview of things in this catalog from primitive fishhooks to modern high fashion jewelry but the common theme is, as it is in the other books in this series is that all of these beautiful objects are made in whole or in part from shells or from their inner "mother of pearl" layer or from the pearls made by the shells. The text is in Italian but the real purpose of the book is to simply enjoy these beautiful examples of mans use of shells for beauty and for adornment. I "test marketed" a few copies of this book at a shell show in 2006 and I was amazed at how quickly they sold. I guess that there is something in all of us that at some subconscious level makes us stop and pick up that shell on the beach and to admire it for its beauty and for its structure. This book is merely one step beyond that...

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