Rare Original Antique Carved/ Inscribed Nautilus Shell New Caledonia C.1820


Rare Original Antique Carved/ Inscribed Nautilus Shell New Caledonia  C.1820

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Rare Original Antique Carved/ Inscribed Nautilus Shell New Caledonia C.1820:
$228


Selling here is a very rare early 19th century carved and pierced nautilus shell from the remote Melanesian island of New Caledonia. This island was discovered by Captain Cook in 1774 and named in accordance with the coastline reminding Cook of the Caledonia region of Scotland. This antique carved and pierced shell is possibly a love token carved by a sailor almost 200 years ago. It is beautifully worked and bears an inscription across the front edge 'Remember the presents that come from New Caledonia'.

This type of nautilus shell 'Nautilius Macromphalus' used for this fine carving is endemic to the island, the striped outer layerhaving beenpainstakingly removed by the carver to reveal the irridescent underlayers. The shell measures 15.5cm in diameter.

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Rare Original Antique Carved/ Inscribed Nautilus Shell New Caledonia C.1820:
$228

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