The second Black-lipped Pearl Oyster Shell Carving is of the same size and exquisite condition of the first, but is of a different subject matter that I call, “Seduction.” It portrays a man and a young girl at the verge between a forest and a pasture. The man has double barreled gun slung over his shoulder and wears a hunting hat and is bearded. He is obviously a hunter or an estate game keeper. He is leaning over a rough woven fence framed with very leafy small trees. His object is a young maiden on the other side of the fence. He is wispering into the ear of the lady while she raises a finger to her lips, and clutches her skirts with the other hand. The intent is clear, but the carved detail in the nacre of the shell is outstanding. A copy of a European painting or print to be sure; but superbly executed in a very difficult caring medium, to be sure. $300.00, or $550.00 for the pair.