Mother of Pearl
Less Common Patterns
by Stu Horn
Sagging horizontal lines with vertical separations.
Similar to above but horizontal lines shaped like a bracket symbol. Found in Murano reproduction pieces.
Two semicircles over the round eye.
Peacock Eye VariantA 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.
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.
Resembling the branches of a small stream? I have heard it attributed to Thomas Webb & Sons.
Possibly associated with Mount Washington.