Mother of Pearl
Less Common Patterns

by Stu Horn

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Drape

Sagging horizontal lines with vertical separations.

"Murano Drape"

Similar to above but horizontal lines shaped like a bracket symbol. Found in Murano reproduction pieces.

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Peacock Eye

Two semicircles over the round eye.

 

Peacock Eye Variant

A variant, somewhat distorted, has also been identified with just two arcs or sometimes with only one arc and enlarged "eye." The variant seems much larger and less precise than the normal peacock eye.

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Spider Web

Everything but the spider. Because of the large size of the overall pattern – only found on large relatively flat pieces such as Brides Baskets.

 

Octopus or Federzeichnung

Serpentine projections somewhat resembling octopus arms.

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Rivulet

Resembling the branches of a small stream? I have heard it attributed to Thomas Webb & Sons.

 

"Arches"

Possibly associated with Mount Washington.

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