Lonesome George Tortoise
Lonesome George Tortoise
The Lonesome George Tortoise (Land turtle) is hand made and constructed by using highly polished Abalone shell to create its main body.
We carve the body design by hand then cast in silver plated bronze. The silver is lacquered so that it never needs to be polished with any special cleaning products. Consequently just lightly dust with a soft cloth and it will look fabulous forever.
The Lonesome George Tortoise is fitted with an exotic Abalone shell. The Abalone has a special meaning in many cultures.Many cultures think of the abalone as a symbol of water and it is often associated with spiritual properties. Its calmness and tranquility protect us from life’s challenges and unsettling passions.
All Objet Luxe sculptures and paperweights are designed to make you smile! The 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.
Lonesome George was a male Pinta Island tortoise and the last known individual of the species. In his last years, he was known as the rarest creature in the world. George serves as an important symbol for conservation efforts in the Galápagos Islands and throughout the world.
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.
Width: 11 cm
Height: 6 cm
Weight: 370 g
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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