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Metal and wax mould for holding cultured pearls in place while being sprayed with pearl essence

Date: 1957-1977
Dimensions:
Overall: 20 x 85 x 88 mm, 62.74 g
Medium: Metal, wax, pearl essence
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from the George Family and Adrian Jackson
Classification:Tools and equipment
Object Name: Metal and wax pearl mould
Object No: 00044070

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    History2 metal trays (00044070 and 00044071) with wax lining, indented with round and tear shapes respectively - beeswax moulds to hold blisters while prayed with pearl essence, some of which can be seen on moulds. After the nucleus was removed the inside of the cultured blister was sprayed with pearl essence, an expensive substance made from fish scales, before they were filled with epoxy. To maintain the colour of the pearl. Information given by Nick George.
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    Assigned title: Metal and wax mould for holding cultured pearls in place while being sprayed with pearl essence

    Collection title: Denis George Collection

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