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Giant shell - Asia, 1996, 113 kg

Lot reference 18311893

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Current bid $1,069
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Location: Italy
Auction fee: 9% of the winning bid
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$1,069 Bidder 6163
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In very good condition

Beautiful Tridacna Gigas giant clam shell of Indonesia, Indonesians use giants bivalves as bathtubs for children.
The same shells are also used as baptismal fonts and fonts in some churches.
The shells can be used as decoration for gardens or aquariums or kept in a decorative display cabinet.
Often the entire conch is not used but the shell is extracted and used for making jewellery for inlays.
There are also fine machining of shells to make cameos whose cost is always high.
This shell weighs about 113 kg, it’s coated internally with mother of pearl and is in very good condition
Size: width ca. 65 x 45 cm, height 35/36 cm

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