Shell, Large Clam, Pewter - Annapolis Maritime Antiques

Shell, Large Clam, Pewter

Regular price $79.95

A clam is a kind of mollusk that has as hell dived into two pieces called valves, in other works, a clam is a bivalve mollusk. The word "clam" has no real taxonomic significance in biology. It can be used to mean bivalve other than an oyster, mussel, or scallop, and that has amore-or-less oval shape, or a freshwater mussel. In October 2007 an Artic island clam off the coast of Iceland was discovered to be at least 405 years old, and was declared the world's oldest living animal by researchers from Bangor University 

Approx. 4"

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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