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Painting on MOP

Does anyone know what is the proper kind of paint to use on mother
of pearl? I have a book that shows a nice art deco piece with a woman
painted on MOP. Wouldn’t mind doing something similar.



Does the book with the mop piece state whether or not it is actually
painted? It may be a form of inlay not uncommon during the period.

I’ve seen some MOP that was painted (allegedly in Russia).
Great detail, modern painting of 19th century-style portraits.
It looked as though it were done with acrylic or something
equivalent and a fine brush…
It was painted on the convex (curved out) side.

I don’t think it was sealed, I could see brush strokes pretty
clearly in relief.

Kat Tanaka