A Rare Blond Turtle Shell Carapace

A Rare Blond Turtle Shell Carapace

1800 to 1900 United Kingdom

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A Rare Blond Turtle Shell Carapace (Podocnemis Expansa)
Inscribed ‘PARA 1928’ to the reverse

Size : 61 cm high, 44.5 cm wide – 24 ins high, 17½ins wide
See Finch and Co catalogue no. 3, item no. 71, and catalogue no. 5, item no. 52, for other examples
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Similar shells of this date and earlier in this condition are always required for stock - please contact us with details
Similar shells always required for stock
Collected in Paraguay in 1928 this shell has a rich and smooth silky patina. 'Must haves' as naturalia for cabinets of curiosities throughout history, one of these blond turtle shells can be seen hanging on 'Ole Worm's' Museum wall in an engraving of 1655.
Height 61.00 cm (24.02 inches)
Width 44.50 cm (17.52 inches)
Turtle Shell Carapace
Inscribed 'PARA 1928' to the reverse
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