A large and beautiful 9.5" tall decorative Apple sculpture. The inner shape of the apple is hand formed in resin and the exterior features an exotic hand veneer of golden Capiz shells, With hand applied Gold leaf accents over metal leafs. Capiz are translucent shells that are delicate. They come from interior of shells that also produce pearls. The Capiz shells can be found in the waters near India as well as Borneo and the Philippines and are Prized for their beautiful translucent texture, the shells useage has gained popularity with higher end furniture and accessory designers as well as still being used in the art of jewelry. Consider pairing with the comparable size pear for a balanced collection or larger display application. A beautiful hand made treasure from our Capiz shell collection of accessories.