In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- The furniture makers in and around the city of Trapani often used blackened pearwood instead of ebony, and much mother-of-pearl and coral, for which Trapani was famous.
- They supplied buttons for all of Madonna's costumes in Evita, including special diamanté and pre-war mother-of-pearl buttons.
- Pearls were harvested for their high value and pearlshell was used commercially for button-making and for mother-of-pearl.
- Some pieces are simply painted repeatedly until the high glossy shine is achieved, while others are crafted with an intricate design, sometimes using thin gold leaf or mother-of-pearl.
- ‘They have used some beautiful mother-of-pearl and glass buttons for men's coats and waistcoats,’ said Lucy.
- And I have no idea what happened to his pretty little mother-of-pearl handled knife.
- Makers created presentation models crafted from expensive woods with carved elements and inlays of mother-of-pearl or ivory.
- Utensils can be made of mother-of-pearl, bone, enamel, or even plastic.
- Dinner tables were embellished with armorial silver and porcelain, gaming tables used mother-of-pearl gaming counters bearing coats of arms, while libraries were filled with rare volumes containing armorial bookplates.
- She had on a pearl necklace and clam-shaped mother-of-pearl earrings.
- Another category of vessels and flatware was distinguished by the use of precious stones or exotic materials, such as coral, mother-of-pearl, or coconut shell.
- Gleaming, iridescent mother-of-pearl possesses more than beauty.
- The restaurant has heavy starched white linen tablecloths and huge antique Siamese chairs with mother-of-pearl inlaid backs.
- From your photography, it is clear that your mother-of-pearl earrings correspond to other known examples of Martha Washington's pearl jewelry, some of which is in our collection.
- The red cloth was then edged with rows of iridescent mother-of-pearl buttons.
- It was completely black with mother-of-pearl buttons.
- Early fish knives had ivory or mother-of-pearl handles with silver blades of unique shapes.
- During the 1630s and 1640s, the decoration of export lacquer became lighter and more pictorial, and the use of mother-of-pearl gradually disappeared.
- They often had tortoiseshell veneer and ivory and mother-of-pearl inlays.
- The red abalone, a seaweed-eating snail prized as a source of mother-of-pearl jewelry, is found off the coast of California.
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