Syrinx Auranus (Australian Trumpet Sea Shell) 45 – 50 cms

£85.00

Found in Northern Australian shallow waters, these range in colour from pale to bright yellow.

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Found in Northern Australian shallow waters, these range in colour from pale to bright yellow. They are one of the largest shells you can find. My friend and shell guru, who has many a tale to tell about the use of seashells, tells me that the Aborigines used these giant shells for carrying water. He does a very good impersonation, and holds the thin end of the shell with its spiral body resting on his shoulder and walks around the warehouse shouting “drink, drink!” The huge lip of the shell, which once would have held a huge meaty gastropod could certainly hold a pint or two of drink. All that aside, these large seashells are beautiful for nautical shell decoration or coastal interior design.