Large Complete Giant Clam Shell (Tridacna Gigas)


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  • £1,100.00
  • €1,282 Euro
  • $1,525 US Dollar

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Large Complete Giant Clam Shell (Tridacna Gigas)


A superb early 20th century complete giant clam shell with a well defined shape and good colour. Giant clams, (Tridacna Gigas) inhabit the Pacific and Indian oceans and have a lifespan of over 100 years. The layers build up over the course of many years, making the shells very heavy and difficult to date precisely. This antique clam shell came from a private collection.

It is in good condition and the two halves sit well together forming the complete shell. There are very minor nibbles to the edge, these are minor and do not detract from the decorative qualities of the shell. The inside of the shell is lovely and smooth and a good white colour.

An interesting, unusual and decorative object.

c. 1910

Length: 18" 46 cm
Depth: 9.75" 25 cm
Height: 5.5" 13.5 cm


  • H: 13.5cm (5.31in)
  • W: 46cm (18.11in)
  • D: 25cm (9.84in)



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United Kingdom


Hobson May Collection is a mother and daughter team with a passion for unusual and decorative antiques. Carole and Rachel carefully select furniture and other decorative pieces from their regular trips around the UK and beyond.

Taking inspiration from the classic English country house, the old school style of the gentlemen's club and the glamour of the French chateau and mixing with more contemporary pieces creates a collection perfect for the 21st Century home.

After 30 years experience working with designers and private clients in the UK and Europe, Carole and Rachel are excited to launch their new online business and hope that customers will enjoy visiting their new site.

Hobson May Collection prides itself on providing a friendly and helpful service, whether it is help in starting a collection, adding to an existing one or simply a one-off purchase. Please do not hesitate to get in touch regarding any query you may have.

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