Necklace, Horseshoe Crab, Pewter - Annapolis Maritime Antiques

Necklace, Horseshoe Crab, Pewter

Regular price $40.00
The mold for this pewter casting was taken from a young horseshoe crab that washed up on a Cape Cod beach. Horseshow Crabs are among the world's oldest and most fascinating creatures. They are estimated to be at least 300 millions years old. The earliest horseshoe crab species were crawling around the Earth's shallow coastal seas for at least 300 million years before the dinosaurs even arrived, which was about 200 millions years ago. Horseshoe crabs today remain much as they were those millions of years ago. When people see for the first time this strange creature with an armored shell and spiked tail, it is often with trepidation, along with the question, "What is that thing". Meet the Horseshoe Crab! 
2" pewter pendant on an 18" snake chain.

The technique of replicating the exact shape of sea creatures was developed by Jeff Mitchell, a pewter smith who lives in Wellfleet, Cape Cod. All sea creatures are cast in a high grade lead-free pewter. 

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