11.07.2010

Antique Alive

...the provider of asian artistic traditions...

Antique Alive is dedicated to introducing great Korean master artists who are developing and bequeathing Asian artistic traditions, which have been handed down from generation to generation for several thousand years. We also aspire to provide an opportunity for visitors to purchase their exquisite works of art, handicrafts, home decor accessory, traditional music and unique Korean gifts at our online gallery and gift store.
Read more about Antique Alive here.

Korean lacquer ware inlaid with mother of pearl is renowned world over with
its ingenuity to retrieve the iridescent color from the abalone shell and its
unique inlaying techniques to create such extraordinarily splendid and
exquisite mother of pearl motifs into the surface of hard wood.

Decorative Jewelry Box with Wooden Paper Mother of Pearl Birds Pine Tree
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$39.95
This wooden decorative jewelry box depicts a serene image of cranes delighting in an idyllic moment under the old pine tree. The harmony between the colored Korean mulberry paper and the iridescence of the mother of pearl design makes it a memorable item for any collection.
Size: 6.3"W x 4.1"D x 2.8"H (16 x 10.5 x 7cm)
Read about Mother of Pearl boxes here.



Makeup Mirror
with Mother of Pearl Dragonfly and Wild Flower Design
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$15.95
This stylish makeup mirror ornamented with an elegant design of mother of pearl dragonfly and wild flower has two mirrors - a regular and a magnifying. The elaborate adornment with the iridescence of mother of pearl designs makes it an impressive item for collection. The embossed arabesque pattern on the backside surface, which helps prevent slipping, adds beautiful panache to this makeup mirror. 
Size: 2.6" Diameter (6.5cm)
Each makeup mirror comes encased in a sleek black box. The mirror fits snug to reduce likelihood of breakage.
These magnifying mirrors are perfect for travel, to throw in your purse for touch-ups and it's a great gift idea for the upcoming Holiday season!

Handbag Compact Mirror
with Mother of Pearl Flower Design in Sky Blue
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$15.95
This stylish round handbag compact mirror is ornamented with an elegant design of fully open mother of pearl peony blossom which is traditionally a symbol of wealth and nobility. It has two mirrors - a regular and a magnifying. The elaborate adornment with the iridescence of mother of pearl designs makes it an impressive item for collection.
The engraved flower pattern on the backside surface, which helps prevent slipping, adds beautiful panache to this compact mirror. 


Magnifying Makeup Mirror
with Mother of Perl Peony in Blue
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$18.95
This stylish magnifying makeup mirror ornamented with an elegant design of fully open mother of pearl peony blossom which is traditionally a symbol of wealth and nobility has two mirrors - a regular and a magnifying (the small size doesn't have a magnifying mirror). The elaborate adornment with the iridescence of mother of pearl designs makes it an impressive item for collection. The embossed lattice pattern on the backside surface, which helps prevent slipping, adds beautiful panache to this makeup mirror.

Cosmetic Mirror
with Mother of Pearl Orchid Design
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$14.95
This stylish cosmetic mirror ornamented with an elegant design of mother of pearl orchid has two mirrors - a regular and a magnifying (the small size doesn't have a magnifying mirror). Both the fully bloomed orchid blossoms and butterflies hovering over them are captured vividly, displaying the tradition of Korean crafts that favor adorning objects with idyllic natural scenes. The elaborate adornment with the iridescence of mother of pearl designs makes it an impressive item for collection. The embossed lattice pattern on the backside surface, which helps prevent slipping, adds beautiful panache to this cosmetic mirror.
The orchid, one of the "four noble beings" (sagunja), that emits a fragrant aroma in a deep valley, symbolizes a noble sage leading an austere life.

Portable Makeup Mirror
with Mother of Pearl Patchwork Design
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$15.95
This stylish portable makeup mirror ornamented with an the simple reinterpretation of chogakbo design has two mirrors - a regular and a magnifying. Chogakbo is the patchwork wrapping cloth that Korean housewives made with leftover pieces of fabric. Chogakbo is appraised by art critics as a fine art with its refined composition and harmonious color combination from different leftover cloth pieces, even though the tradition of chogakbo making began because of practical uses in the home; for example, it was used as a screen as well as a wrapper for clothes, bedding or gifts. It has found another wonderful use in this portable makeup mirror.
The embossed arabesque pattern on the backside surface, which helps prevent slipping, adds beautiful panache to this compact mirror. 

Design Compact Mirror
with Mother of Pearl Red Rose in Black
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$15.95
This stylish round design compact mirror is ornamented with an elegant mother of pearl red rose in black. It has two mirrors - a regular and a magnifying. The elaborate adornment with the iridescence of mother of pearl designs makes it an impressive item for collection.
The engraved flower pattern on the backside surface, which helps prevent slipping, adds beautiful panache to this compact mirror. 

Pink Compact Mirror
with Mother of Pearl Blue Butterfly
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$15.95
he butterfly, a symbol of free love and happiness that has been used to decorate ladies' fashion or home accessories, is redesigned for this stylish pink compact mirror which has two mirrors - a regular and a magnifying. The elaborate adornment with the iridescence of mother of pearl designs makes it an impressive item for collection. The embossed arabesque pattern on the backside surface, which helps prevent slipping, adds beautiful panache to this pink compact mirror. 


Metal Credit Card Holder
with Mother of Pearl Orchid Design
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$19.95
This unique mother of pearl metal credit card holder is ornamented with an intricate mother of pearl design of fully bloomed orchid blossoms and butterflies hovering over them. Both the flowers and insects are captured vividly, displaying the tradition of Korean crafts that favor adorning objects with idyllic natural scenes. The orchid, one of the "four noble beings" (sagunja), that emits a fragrant aroma in a deep valley, symbolizes a noble sage leading an austere life.
The arrangement of intricate design's iridescence and color of mother of pearl creates wonderful harmony with the yellow background, making it a remarkably attractive piece. The embossed lattice pattern on the backside and inside surface, which helps prevent slipping, adds beautiful panache to this metal credit card holder.

Debit Card Holder Inlaid
with Mother of Pearl Arabesque Design
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$19.95
This debit card holder is ornamented with a luxurious mother of pearl design of fully bloomed arabesque blossoms and rhythmic lines and whorls of the vines. The arrangement of intricate design's iridescence and color of mother of pearl creates wonderful harmony with the black background, making it a remarkably attractive piece. The engraved geometric patterns on the back add beautiful panache to this debit card holder.
We can print your company logo and name inside the card holder. It would be a wonderful gift of great sophistication, cherished significance, and kind-heartedness.

Engraved Business Card Holder Inlaid
with Mother of Pearl Butterfly Design
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$19.95
This unique mother of pearl engraved business card holder is ornamented with an elegant design of mother of pearl butterfly. The arrangement of intricate design's iridescence and color of mother of pearl creates wonderful harmony with the black background, making it a remarkably attractive piece. The engraved geometric patterns on the back add beautiful panache to this card case. The butterfly, a symbol of free love and happiness that has been used to decorate ladies' fashion or home accessories, is redesigned for this stylish engraved business card holder.
We can print your company logo and name inside the card holder. It would be a wonderful gift of great sophistication, cherished significance, and kind-heartedness.
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3 comments:

izumi said...

wow, the pics really speak for themselves. how awesome!

Jennifer said...

Thanks for your comment :)
these compacts look lovely and remind me of the Jill Stuart compact mirror for their 5th anniversary celebration!

*MissK* said...

SOOOOOOOOOOOO PRETTY!!!!

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