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Galapagos Tortoise is hand made and constructed by using highly polished limpet shells to create the shell of the tortoise.
Not only is the Tortoise a beautiful and interesting object but it is also a handy secret box for keeping your treasured items. Or maybe just somewhere to keep your car keys or the TV remote control!
First we is sculpt the design by hand then cast in bronze and silver plate it. The silver is lacquered so that it never needs to be polished with any special cleaning products. Consequently please just lightly dust with a soft cloth.
The tortoise body is fitted with it’s exotic shell back made from limpet shells. The tortoise shell back is hinged to create a box, which is lined with faux snake skin.
Designed to make you smile, our intriguing range of curiosities, sculptures and paperweights make amazing unusual accessories and quirky gifts.
We love collecting, many of our pieces have been created from our personal collections. We spend hours delving through curio cabinets at museums, antique markets and bric-a-brac stalls. The excitement of finding something different and unusual is truly inspiring. Each piece tells a story, especially those gathered by travellers in the 19th century on long journeys to faraway lands. Yet, we also find inspiration in much prosaic places, such as the ever change sea shore.
We create characters rather than objects, they are whimsical, full of attitude and personality. Guaranteed to make you smile.
Shells used by Objet Luxe are ethically sourced from sustainable sources. We only use the finest quality natural raw materials, all of which comply to CITES and all international environmental legislation.
We silver plate onto solid brass and then lacquer to give a long lasting durable finish that protects against tarnishing and prevents over-polishing, this in turn maintains the original beauty of each item. You only need to lightly dust with a soft cloth and the item will remain an object of beauty.
All Objet Luxe shells and items made of shell mosaic are given a final production coat of lacquer which will protect it for a very long time. We recommend a gently dusting to care for all shell products. Be careful not to scratch the shell surface and do not use chemicals or abrasive cleaning agents. You only need to lightly dust with a soft cloth.
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Whether you choose to add classic initials, a special message or a memorable date, you can create a truly individual gift for someone special. As individuals, we have been engraving, carving and decorating for thousands of years, to create something special. It was the European jewellery goldsmiths in middle ages, who developed the technique of engraving onto metalwork. Today the method and technique is essentially still the same.Learn More >