Blue Mesquite Pelican with Chrysocolla and Turquoise

Blue Mesquite Pelican with Chrysocolla and Turquoise


Blue Pelican is 18” x 10” and available at The Gallery at el Pedregal in Scottsdale, AZ.

There are over forty types of Mesquite, genus Prosopis. Native to the southwestern US and Mexico. Mesquite originates from the deserts in the southern United States and northeastern Mexico. This mesquite is from Arizona. 

 Turquoise is a hydrated phosphate of copper and aluminum that is a green to blue mineral. The ancient Greeks called it “callais” but the word turquoise is French “tuquois” meaning Turkish; Turkey is where it was first brought from to Europe. to Europe.  Chyrsocolla, the inlay, is a hydrated phyllosilicate mineral. It comes from Greek chrysos meaning ‘gold’ and kola ‘glue’ although its color is typically a combination of blue and green. Chyrsocolla is found in the United States in Arizona, Utah, New Mexico. Michigan, Pennsylvania and Idaho. The Chyrsocolla used in this table is from Arizona.


The finish contains three coats of Tung oil; sanded after each coat. Tung oil brings out the unique characteristics of the mesquite. To maintain the beauty of the mesquite avoid using cleaning solutions instead use water in a damp rag. Remove the excess moisture with a clean towel. For polishing a beeswax solution such as Howard Feed-N-Wax or Artisan Lemon Oil Wax is good. Just follow the directions from the manufacturer. Questions, you can call us anytime at 206-679-4084. Enjoy!

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