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Seller: babrudan2011 (912) 100%, Location: Slough, Ships to: GB, Item: 263335444379 Stunning HUGE ANTIQUE GIANT CLAM LARGE SEASHELL TRIDACNA GIGAS Nautical Ocean Marine Ornament / Home Garden DecorWonderful, Valuable, very Collectible, Great Decorative Ornament perfect for Display in Home or Office.A Conversation Piece and for Use. This is a SUPERB & UNIQUE Very Large TRIDACNA GIGAS Seashell also known as the GIANT CLAM.AMAZING SPECIMEN!Due to its huge size, age and amazing state, this Giant Clam has a GREAT DEAL OF VALUE, so now you have the chance to GRAB A BARGAIN!VERY RARE AVAILABLE ON THE OPEN MARKET!!!! It will look great as a GARDEN or INTERIOR DESIGN ORNAMENT, and will fit in any traditional or contemporary room or garden setting. They are often used also as champagne/wine ice holders or as architectural elements in fountains or in churches as holy water fonts.Tridacna Gigas clams are the largest species of GIANT CLAM, a bivalve mollusc, found in the South Pacific and Indian Ocean.The shell of a bivalve is composed of calcium carbonate, and consists of two,usually similar, parts called valves. These are joined together along one edge by a flexible ligament that, in conjunction with interlocking "teeth"on each of the valves, forms the hinge.Tridacna Gigas can be found at depth of as much as 20 m in flat corals or and or broken coral and have an average lifespan in the wild of 100 years or more.Its range covers the Indo-Pacific, but populations are diminishing quickly and the giant clam has become extinct in many areas where it was once common.From ancient times, at least since Roman times, Bivalves have been an important source both of food for humans and of natural pearls. The "Pearl of Lao Tzu" or "Pearl of Allah" is the world's largest pearl weighing 6.4 kilograms; it has been found in 1934 inside of Tridacna gigas.Besides their use as food or as source of natural pearls, the shells of bivalves have had various uses as body decorations, utensils, scrapers and cutting implements, in craft work or the manufacture of jewellery and buttons.Nowadays, Tridacna Gigas continue to amaze with its sizes, shape and beauty, being still very popular and very collectible.These shells are still used as decorative objects in house, office or garden, utilized in Aquaria or just admired as a gorgeous collection item. The shell has been preserved very careful and it is in an EXCELLENT ANTIQUE and CLEAN CONDITION!!!!There are some chips, flaking and roughness to edges, as well as some fine internal hairlines (all stable) commensurate to the age!Please see photos for appraisal. If you need more images or details, please ask.Any questions or requests please ask before biding / buying the item!Due to the heavy weight, Collection in Person is preferred.Otherwise, courier will be arranged as stated. Deliveries provided only for UK Mainland!!! Sizes:Width = 17" (43 cm)Depth = 12.25" (31 cm)Height = 8.12" (20.5 cm)Weight = 9 kg !!! By its grace & value, it will be a beautiful prestigious Wedding, Birthday present or Anniversary gift and will suit to any collection! The item is sold as shown in pictures and it will be delivered very carefully packed as Recorded Parcel. Please check my other listings, you might find exactly what you were looking for a long time :-) Thank you for watching! We take pride in our customer satisfaction!WE APPRECIATE VERY MUCH YOUR POSITIVE FEEDBACK!!!But if for any reason there is a problem, please contact us first BEFORE LEAVING FEEDBACK.100% EFFORT WOULD BE TAKEN TO RESOLVE ANY ISSUE! Payment Options & Details: Payment can be made through Paypal or Cash if Collection in person.Delivery: Once payment is cleared, items are posted within 1-2 working days. Collections in person are also welcomed. Returns:RETURNS ARE ACCEPTED WITHIN 7 DAYS (BUYER RESPONSIBLE FOR RETURN CHARGE).All sold item have 7 days warranty so customers have enough time to make sure item is as described.Returned item should be as same condition when you received them. Any physical damage caused by customers is not covered by warranty & NOT ACCEPTED AS RETURNS.Before returning an item, please contact us!ANY RETURNS DUE TO BUYER ERROR may incur a small restocking fee to cover our costs & POSTAGE COSTS are NOT REFUNDED !! International buyers:Import duties,taxes, and charges (typically collected upon delivery or pickup) are the buyer's responsibility and are not included in the item price or shipping charges.Please check with your country's customs office prior to buying to determine what these additional costs will be. Condition: Used, Type: Shells/ Coral/ Starfish, Sub-Type: Clam Shell

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