Cat made of metal with mother-of-pearl in a stylish version where the cat stands in front of it so that it expects a pat
Metal cat with mother-of-pearl
This beautiful metal version with mother-of-pearl is one of the most beloved pets that mankind has. The Cats are common in our households and this version is a stylish version with a cat that clearly expects a hug or a pat from the owner.
Mother of pearl, also called mother-of-pearl or in Filipino Capiz, is an oyster-like shell called Placuns Placenta. These shells are also popularly called pearl oysters. The capiz shell has a translucent character and is often used in the Philippines for windows and lamps. The shells do not belong to the protected marine animals, so they can also be fished legally. In addition to being used for windows and lamps, these shells are also widely used in art objects. By keeping the shells moist after the catch, you can shape the shells slightly before pouring a resin over them. The shells are made up of several superimposed layers. The thickness of the layers can differ per mollusk group. The real mother-of-pearl may be used as glass for windows, but it is much more sensitive to breakage. It is also a lot cheaper than glass.