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    Posted 6 years ago

    ho2cultcha
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    I think these are very old - Victorian? - from the hardware used to mount them. I think they are so beautiful! they remind me of my Memere Lambert who had lots of shell art around her place.

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    1. Zowie Zowie, 6 years ago
      It looks as if you might follow the same path best of luck they are lovely.
    2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 6 years ago
      Yes Zowie. i have quite a bit myself - some really nice shells and shell art. I have a giant clam which is larger than any i've seen sell in the last 20 yrs or so. it takes 3 people to move it.
    3. AmberRose AmberRose, 6 years ago
      Let's see the giant clam!

      These are beautiful! For food I wonder?
    4. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 6 years ago
      i think these are really beautiful! mother-of-pearl snails!

      here's the giant clam: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/59510-enormous-giant-clam--weighs-around-300
    5. Zowie Zowie, 6 years ago
      That is big I assume it would be on display.
    6. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 6 years ago
      yes. it is on display at my nursery.
    7. Zowie Zowie, 6 years ago
      Inside or out in hopefully so the sun does it no damage. we use to have a herb business until the local council killed almost 10,000 plants with chlorine twice & it just became to expensive to keep replacing I hope you never have this problem & all good things come your way.
    8. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 6 years ago
      It is outside, because i have no indoor space for it. i keep it filled w/ water for the birds. i've seen them become ruined over hundreds of years, but mine isn't showing any signs of weathering yet.
    9. Zowie Zowie, 6 years ago
      That's great & I bet the birds just love to have a drink & splash around on those hot days. Speaking of days have a top one
    10. MrsWarren MrsWarren, 6 years ago
      How large are they? Could they be for serving caviar?
    11. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 6 years ago
      Hello MrsWarren. they are about 6" wide by 5" tall. they seem pretty large to serve caviar in. they are very high quality, whatever they are.
    12. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 6 years ago
      i just found out more about these shells. they are made from Turbo mamoratus - Large Green Turban Shells. they were very popular during the renaissance and during the art nouveau period [which these date to]. for some cool pics of them along w/ nautilus shells: https://www.pinterest.com/reneh1/antique-shells/

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