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Distinct and Large Trumpet Conch Shell

$325.00
  • Distinct and Large Trumpet Conch Shell
  • Distinct and Large Trumpet Conch Shell
  • Distinct and Large Trumpet Conch Shell

This large shell, extending slightly beyond 19 inches in length, is possibly of the syrinx aruanus variety of ‘trumpet’ conch shells. However, it’s spectacular tiered presentation suggests it is either a natural wonder, a related species, or possibly an example turned on a lathe to create this marvelous effect.

The use of the lathe became popular among 17th century nobles who engaged this technology as an expensive hobby and pastime, often working various precious objects like ivory tusks or perhaps in this case, a sought after shell specimen, rendering the effects of the natural world into unique objects-of-art.

Approximate size: 21 x 49 cm