RARE PAIR OF EXCEPTIONALLY LARGE ANTIQUE GIANT CLAM SHELLS

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A RARE PAIR OF EXCEPTIONALLY LARGE ANTIQUE GIANT CLAM SHELLS ‘TRIDACNA GIGAS’, THESE ARE STUNNING ORIGNAL ANTIQUE PIECES WITH LOVELY NATURAL PATINA INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE SHELLS THAT WOULD LOOK FABULOUS IN ANY INTERIOR SETTING. THE FAMOUS ITALIAN ARCHITECT AND FURNITURE DESIGN CARLO MOLLINO HAD A PAIR IN HIS VILLA "CASA MOLLINO IN TURIN, SEE ATTACHED PHOTOS.

THEY ARE VERY MULTIFUNCTIONAL AND CAN BE USED IN ANY INTERIOR, AS THEY ARE STUNNING NATURAL SCULPTURAL SPECIMENS AND CAN BE USED TO DISPLAY PLANTS IN GARDENS, CONSERVATORIES AND SIT WELL EITHER SIDE OF AN ENTRANCE OR HALL. THEY LOOK AMAZING IN RESTAURANTS AND BARS STOCKED WITH CHAMPAGNE ON ICE OR FOR SEA FOOD DISPLAYS. MAY REQUIRE CITES TO SHIP TO SOME DESTINATIONS.

ORIGIN: ASIA

DATE: 1900S

DIMENSIONS: 

HEIGHT: 12.21 IN. (31 CM)

WIDTH: 31.89 IN. (81 CM)

DEPTH: 20.08 IN. (51 CM)

CONDITION: 

GOOD. WEAR CONSISTENT WITH AGE AND USE. MINOR LOSSES. AS A NATURAL SPECIMEN THERE ARE SOME SMALL CHIPS BUT NOTHING THAT IS NOT CONSISTENT WITH A PIECE OF THIS AGE.

PRODUCT CODE: ACE 201

PLEASE NOTE THAT DELIVERY/SHIPPING IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF THIS ITEM.

PURCHASES CAN BE PICKED UP FROM THE GALLERY BY APPOINTMENT OR WE'RE HAPPY TO ARRANGE DELIVERY/SHIPPING.