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Shells and Marine Animals

Shells and marine life are the animal groups with the largest number of species and with the greatest diversity in shape and color.

It is an inexhaustible source of inspiration. Its aesthetic value is immense and its durability when the pieces are well preserved is for life.


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Pinna nobilis

Price €375.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

An exceptional specimen of pinna nobilis, from Greece, in a handmade brass base.

The specimen came from a old collection, today is impossible to get this size specimen. 

One of a Kind decor piece!

Black Spiky Gorgonian

Price €625.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Sea fan is a Gorgonian, classified in the phylum Cnidaria.

Its shape is formed by individual tiny polyps' colonies which are normally erect, flattened, branching and reminiscent of a fan.

A unique piece, exceptional specimen of Black Gorgonia, in a handmade brass base - Black Sea Fan from Indian Ocean.

Giant Pinna nobilis

Price €575.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

A exceptional specimen of pinna nobilis in exclusive design frame from One of a Kind, in black lacquered wood.

The specimen came from an old collection, from Greece.

One of a Kind decor piece! 

Spondylus giant dome

Price €1,650.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

A giant size glass dome with a selection of nine superb Spondylus.

One Spondylus regius from Philippines, three Spondylus americanus from Brazil, one Spondylus gloriosus visayensis from Philippines, one Spondylus aurantius from Philippines, one Spondylus varius from Philippines and two Spondylus ictericus from Brazil.

Unique One of a Kind decor piece!

White Gorgonia

Price €375.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

White sea fan in a brass handmade base, from Celebes Islands, Molucas Arch.

These Sea fans are superb decorative items, bringing nature to your home.

Be one of a kind!

Spondylus varius

Price €195.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Spondylus varius, in a black lacquered wood base.

A giant for the species, over 20 cm, this albinistic specimen ( as is pure white all over ) was collected in the '90 by the late Emmanuel G. de Suduiraut, from Balicasag Isl. Philippines.

Spondylus echinatus

Price €85.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Spondylus usually attach themselves to rocks, corals, anything from time to time we found some surprising attachments, here we have a beautiful Sopndylus echinatus, from Philippines, attached in a black gorgonia trunk, making this piece very special.

Mounted in an acrylic base.

Victorian style vitrine

Price €295.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

A Victorian style glass vitrine, same look of the one's found in the XVIII/XIX century Curious Cabinets, with Coral, sea shells, sea urchins and gorgonian, from several proveniences.

Supplied with full data of the species.

Xenophora pallidula with glass sponge

Price €225.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Xenophora pallidula with glass sponge attachments in glass vitrine.

This particular species sometimes can be found with some spectacular attachments, in this case a big size glass sponge among many other deep water shells.

This specimen was found in Punta Engano - Philippines in 1993 from the late Emmanuel G. de Suduiraut.

White Gorgonia

Price €195.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

White sea fan in a black granite base, from Celebes Isl. Molucas Arch.

These Sea fans are superb decorative items, bringing nature to your home.

Be one of a kind!

Yellow Hardhead Sponge

Price €165.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

This species of Spongia came from the Florida Keys.

It is a very healthy population once from many years they are fished commercially for bath sponges, these are special pieces turned into great decor objects. The sponges feed on microorganisms that they filter and their larvae are taken by the sea movements making them widespread. Taken by divers from 5 to 40 meters deep.

Mounted in an acrylic base.

Black Spiky Gorgonian

Price €375.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Sea fan is a Gorgonian, classified in the phylum Cnidaria.

Its shape is formed by individual tiny polyps' colonies which are normally erect, flattened, branching and reminiscent of a fan.

A unique piece, exceptional specimen of Black Gorgonia, from an old collection - Black Sea Fan from Indian Ocean.

Black Spiky Gorgonian

Price €295.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Sea fan is a Gorgonian, classified in the phylum Cnidaria.

Its shape is formed by individual tiny polyps' colonies which are normally erect, flattened, branching and reminiscent of a fan.

A unique piece, exceptional specimen of Black Gorgonia, from an old collection - Black Sea Fan from Indian Ocean.

Marine Life dome

Price €275.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Marine Life glass dome with a Yellow hardhead sponge from Florida - USA, a big Scottish Sea urchin from North Sea - UK, Metalia sternalis from Mactan Islands - Philippines, Bolma girgyllus from Palawan Islands. - Philippines and Pocillopora eydouxi from Solomon Islands.

Beautiful colorful decor piece.

Gorgonocephalus - Astrospartus mediterraneus...

Price €895.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Nine Gorgonocephalus specimen showing several variations displayed in a glass vitrine with black lacquered wooden base.

Gorgonocephalus - Astrospartus mediterraneus is a fantastic deep sea starfish.

These ones have been taken from a deep of 90 meters of Capo Vado, Savona Italy. It is necessary a special technique to dry and to keep it in a perfect shape, turning it a highly decorative and curious species. Sometimes they are attached to sponges and deep water corals.

This species habits until deeps of 800-900 meters. 

An outstanding unique dramatic piece, handmade by One of a Kind.

Marine life dome

Price €95.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

A glass dome with a Pocillopora eydouxi coral from Solomon Islands, 4 Hippocampus from Mediterranean Sea, two sea stars from Philippines, and a cymathium mundumm from Madagascar.

All painted in gold, making a very decorative and distinctive piece.

Sea Stars design vitrine

Price €295.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Sea Stars displayed in an open glass vitrine with white lacquered wood base. Composed by one Sugar Star, one Sun Star, one Jungle Star and two Duck stars.

Very colourful and decorative One of a Kind handmade piece.

Gorgonocephalus design vitrine

Price €295.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Gorgonocephalus - Astrospartus mediterraneus, a fantastic deep sea starfish, displayed in an open vitrine with grey lacquered wood base.

This one is taken from a deep of 90 meters of Capo Vado, Savona Italy. It is necessary a special technique to dry and to keep it in a perfect shape, turning it a highly decorative and curious species. Sometimes they are attached to sponges and deep water corals.

This species habits until deeps of 800-900 meters.

A One of a Kind handmade piece.

Marine life design vitrine

Price €325.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Marine life in an open vitrine with green lacquered wood, comprising six specimen of Biplex perca big size, from South China Sea and four Guildfordia triumphans also from South China Sea on two beautiful Orange Gorgonia from Philippines.

A One of a Kind handmade piece.

Yellow Hardhead Sponge

Price €175.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

This species of Spongia came from the Florida Keys.

It is a very healthy population once from many years they are fished commercially for bath sponges, these are special pieces turned into great decor objects. The sponges feed on microorganisms that they filter and their larvae are taken by the sea movements making them widespread. Taken by divers from 5 to 40 meters deep.

Mounted in a black lacquered wood stand.

Marine Life vitrine

Price €325.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Marine Life Glass vitrine with black lacquered wood base, displaying an Orange gorgonia from Philippines, a Stylopora pistillata coral from Solomon Islands, one Nautilus pompilius polished and one half cutted both from Philippines, and also a Coelopleura maillardi sea urchin from Philippines and a white Sea star from Florida, USA.

A One of a Kind piece!

Melo umbilicatus

Price €475.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Melo umbilicatus (Sowerby, 1826) in a black lacquered wood base.

Heavy Baler Sea - Melo umbilicatus, from Australia.

Great pattern and quality (F+/ F++) for a giant shell like this, nowadays it's very hard to get this size.

Yellow Hardhead Sponge

Price €175.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

This species of Spongia came from the Florida Keys.

It is a very healthy population once from many years they are fished commercially for bath sponges, these are special pieces turned into great decor objects. The sponges feed on microorganisms that they filter and their larvae are taken by the sea movements making them widespread. Taken by divers from 5 to 40 meters deep.

Mounted in a black lacquered wood stand.

Giant Syrinx in brass base

Price €750.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Syrinx aruanus is the biggest living Gastropod in the world, usually with many scars when it gets bigger.

That makes it very special and rare, with a great quality (F+/ F++),

This one comes from North Western Australia.

Outstanding decor piece in a handmade brass base. 

Elisella sp. - Broome Sea fan

Price €225.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

This Elisella specimen in a red flame form is a rare species of gorgonian from Leptogorgia family, found in the coast of Broome, Northwestern Australia. 

Gorgons, like corals, are animals living in the form of sessile colonial polyps, organized in a tree structure. The general structure, a skeleton both flexible and hard, called gorgonin does not grow towards the sun - it does not require light to develop -, but perpendicular to the current, to filter a maximum of water flow.

These are beautiful colored specimens! 

Melo amphora

Price €395.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Giant Baler - Melo amphora (Lightfoot, 1786) from Australia, in a black lacquered wood base.

Outstanding specimen, with great quality (F+/ F++), hard to find in this size!

Elisella sp. - Broome Sea fan

Price €325.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

This Elisella specimen in a red flame form is a rare species of gorgonian from Leptogorgia family, found in the coast of Broome, Northwestern Australia. 

Gorgons, like corals, are animals living in the form of sessile colonial polyps, organized in a tree structure. The general structure, a skeleton both flexible and hard, called gorgonin does not grow towards the sun - it does not require light to develop -, but perpendicular to the current, to filter a maximum of water flow.

These are beautiful colored specimens! 

Marine life dome

Price €225.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

A colorful marine glass dome displaying an Acropora humilis coral, two Sugar Sea stars, two Alphonso Sea urchins, one purple sea urchin, two white knobbed urchins and two Mithrodia clavigera. 

Beautiful decor piece for sea lovers! 

White Gorgonia

Price €195.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

White sea fan in an iron base, from Celebes Isl. Molucas Arch.

These Sea fans are superb decorative items, bringing nature to your home.

Be one of a kind!

Tridacna gigas

Price €650.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Tridacna gigas (Linnaeus, 1758)

Beautiful and very perfect resin replica in big size of this elusive piece protected nowadays.

It can be used as a decor piece, ice bucket or just for display!

Pair of polished Haliotis fulgens

Price €375.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Very decorative pair of polished of Green Abalone, Haliotis fulgens in black laquered wood pedestral.

The polished finishing enances the colours and pattern of this elusive species from Baja California. It is a shinning and colourful species with incredible mother-of-pearl variations.

Marine life glass box display

Price €75.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Beautiful sea shells display glass box, comprising a Strombus listeri, Xenophora exustus, Conus tessulatus, Conus nicobaricus and a orange Pecten vexillum.

Just great for a shelf decoration!

White Marine dome

Price €375.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

A great decor item, displaying 18 white specimens of coral, shells, urchins and other exotic marine animals in a big glass dome.

Supplied with full data of all specimen.

A One of a Kind piece!

Pair of Ovula ovum

Price €95.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Pair of Ovula ovum in white lacquered wood base.

A beautiful pure white pair of Ovula ovum dived in Punta Engaño - Philippines. This shell species is from centuries ago as special and many tribes use them as personal adornments.

Yellow Hardhead Sponge

Price €175.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

This species of Spongia came from the Florida Keys.

It is a very healthy population once from many years they are fished commercially for bath sponges, these are special pieces turned into great decor objects. The sponges feed on microorganisms that they filter and their larvae are taken by the sea movements making them widespread. Taken by divers from 5 to 40 meters deep.

Mounted in a black lacquered wood stand.

Marine life dome

Price €145.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

A beautiful glass dome with small Gorgonia from de Indo-Pacific, 3 corals Montipora sp., 6 Conus betulinus and 3 Conus figulinus all from Philippines.

Combined shapes and colours make this glass dome a beautiful decor piece.

Sea bisquit dome

Price €40.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Sea biscuit glass dome - Clypeaster sp.

A big perfect and beautiful piece for a shelf decoration. These urchins are very delicate and very nice.

This one came from Florida - USA.

Argonauta hians dome

Price €65.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Argonauta hians glass dome with three specimen, from South China Sea.

This small species known as Brown Paper Nautilus habits all tropical and sub tropical seas of the world.

Tier Haliotis table tray

Price €475.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

A beautiful tier table tray made with four polished Haliotis cracherodi with great colour and pattern.

Mounted in a handmade brass and column. A unique piece to use in a luxury table ideal for dried fruit or chocolate and sweets.

The Haliotis came from Baja California - USA.

Polished Nautilus in two halves

Price €345.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Beautiful Nautilus polished cutted in two halves showing all the mother-of-pearl of the Nautilus pompilius, from Philippines. 

Mounted in a handmade brass base, it's a unique One of a Kind decor piece.

Supplied with certification document.

Haliotis table tray

Price €625.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Table tray made with four Haliotis rufrscens, mounted shamrock-shaped in a handmade brass base with Victorian look.

A unique piece to use in a luxury table ideal for dried fruit or chocolate and sweets.

The Haliotis came from California coast  - USA.

White Sea Shells dome

Price €285.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

White deep sea marine shells glass dome with beautiful species:

Argonauta argo

Fusinus colus

Xenophora pallidula

Siratus alabaster

Corculum cardissa (2)

Trisidus torquatus

Chama lazarus

Sand dollar urchin (2) 

Sea biscuit urchin. 

Great natural decor piece! 

Mitra mitra dome

Price €55.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Mitra mitra is a beautiful shell with orange/red pattern on white, from Philippines.

Glass dome with 4 specimen, a piece with great decorative value.

Acesta philippinarum

Price €225.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

The two valves of a giant Acesta philippinarum, very rare, perfect condition in a pair of black lacquered wood pedestals.

These came from deep water, in tangle nets - from Balicasag island, Philippines.

Murex ramosus

Price €195.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

A huge Murex ramosus, seldom seen like this one!

Extra size and quality, selected from a famous collection of the 70's.

Ctenocella Pectinata - Sea fan

Price €195.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Ctenocella Pectinata natural gorgonne with a shape reminiscent of the lyre - the musical instrument - comes from the Indian Ocean - in this case from Broome, Northwestern Australia.

Gorgons, like corals, are animals living in the form of sessile colonial polyps, organized in a tree structure. The general structure, a flexible and hard skeleton, called gorgonin, does not grow towards the sun - it does not require light to develop - but perpendicular to the current, to filter a maximum of the water flow. 

Elisella sp. - Broome Sea fan

Price €450.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

This Elisella specimen in a red flame form is a rare species of gorgonian from Leptogorgia family, found in the coast of Broome, Northwestern Australia. 

Gorgons, like corals, are animals living in the form of sessile colonial polyps, organized in a tree structure. The general structure, a skeleton both flexible and hard, called gorgonin does not grow towards the sun - it does not require light to develop -, but perpendicular to the current, to filter a maximum of water flow.

These are beautiful colored specimens! 

Coelopleurus maillardi

Price €15.00
Availability: 8 In Stock

Coelopleurus maillardi (Michelin, 1862) - The most beautiful sea urchin!

Coelopleurus urchins are among the most beautiful marine species, with bright colors, they come from deep water.

These particular ones were caught by tangle nets at around 200m deep from Sulu Sea - Philippines.

Price of each piece. 

Giant Triton - Charonia tritonis

Price €225.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Giant Triton, in shell length - this is one of the biggest mollusks in the coral reef.

Great quality (F+/ F++), with beautiful pattern and colors, very hard to get in this size nowadays - from Madagascar.

 

Limulus polyphemus

Price €200.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Limulus polyphemus (male, different shape of the head) is a chelated arthropod, also known as horseshoe crab.

Its blood is blue and very important for medical purposes.

These species almost didn't change from 400 million years.

This exemplar is in perfect condition, giant size from Gulf of Mexico.

Green Sea Urchin

Price €5.00
Availability: 6 In Stock

Green Sea urchin - Paracentrotus lividus, superb selection with a vivid green color,  from Philippines.

It's a nice decor piece!

Price for each piece.

Xenophora pallidula

Price €35.00
Availability: 2 In Stock

Beautiful Xenophora pallidula mounted in a natural stone socket.

Xenophora pallidula moluscs have the particularity of including elements outside their shell, while they grow.

This beautiful and strange shells incorporates small shells, coral or volcanic rocks, depending on their natural environment.

From deep water in Philippines, sometimes we find attached rare species of shells.

This is a mistery of the seas!

Pleurotomaria hirasei dome

Price €145.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Glass dome with five Pleurotomaria hirasei.

This deep water shell was a huge rarity 20 years ago and much sought after by collectors!

Recently have been found in big quantities in South China Sea. A classic and a beautiful shell!

Glass sponge - Euplectella aspergillum

Price €65.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Euplectella aspergillum is a transparent sponge called "basket of Venus", displayed in a glass dome.

From Asian South China Sea and Pacific ocean, between 150 and 5000 meters deep.

The sponge clings to the bottom thanks to thousands of "spicules", fine filaments like hair.

Its structure is very resistant of natural fiberglass and bio-silica filaments.

This transparent skeleton is a traditional wedding gift in the Pacific region.

Guildfordia yoka glass dome

Price €115.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Seven Guildfordia yoka Joussaume, 1899 in a glass dome.

This magnificent shells come from deep water of Balicasag Island, Philippines.

Its color is very particular and have rose gold reflections.

These species are highly collectible and a beautiful decor item!

Cornish Sea urchin

Price €75.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Cornish Sea urchin mounted in black granite base and brass finishings.

Echinus esculentus, it is the biggest urchin species from UK.

It's an edible species and it can reach a very big size.

Polished Haliotis cracherodi, midae and rubra.

Price €625.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

A unique big glass vitrine with a massive black lacquered wood base. Displaying an exceptional selection of three Haliotis cracherodi polished, showing its colors and patterns, from Baja California - USA,  three Haliotis midae polished with the usual bronze colors and dramatic pattern, from R.S.A. and two Haliotis rubra with great mother-of-pearl shinning from South Australia.

Handmade One of a Kind piece!

Marine life dome

Price €325.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Marine life glass dome composed by: small Gorgonia from de Indo-Pacific, one coral Montipora sp., two Fusinus colus, one Fusinus undatus from Balicasag - Philippines, three Mitra mitra from Punta Engaño - Philippines and one beautiful Xenophora pallidula from deep water of Davao - Philippines.

Also three white sea stars and one sea bisquit all from Caribbean Sea.

One of a Kind handmade piece!

Festilyria festiva

Price €495.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

A big size perfect Festilyria festiva from Somalia.

A classic rarity, very hard to get in this size and condition, for the serious collector or for decor beautiful shell.