"...The fleur-de-lis, a stylized iris, descends from the white iris which is native to Florence, Italy and which grew even in its city walls. This white iris, displayed against a red background, became the symbol of Florence until the Medici family, to signal a change in political power, reversed the colors making the white one red and setting in motion a centuries-long breeding program to hybridize a red iris. Catherine de Medici carried this symbol of Florence to Paris when she married the king of France where this most famous of irises acquired its moniker, fleur-de-lis. Contemporary uses can be seen in the Quebec flag and the logo of the New Orleans Saints professional football team, and on the flag of Saint Louis, Missouri. The iris has been associated with France as Louis VII adopted it as a symbol in the 12th Century. Furthermore, it is the almost universal symbol of Scouting and one of the symbols adopted by the sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma."
Delicate bird pendant dedicate to Ceeb's Japanese grandmother, a maker of Hakata Dolls. Sawpierced & engraved and the metal is Sterling Silver.
Ceeb likes to capture the the serenity and beauty of the ocean and her love of 'japaneseness' in her work. She is a great fan of Japanese Design, especially 'Kamon' which are like family 'crests'...
Her range of work is currently available in Australia, the USA & Germany and several on line shops as well.
To view Ceeb Wasserman's full rang visit her website at ceebwasserman.com or you can purchase their exquisite works of art at her Esty Store.