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Title: Clam shells
Item Name: Shells


Two large clam shells and one small clam shell. White-buff-black in colour. Purchased from Hull Grundy collection. 18th century in date and used for decorative purposes. Clams are a type of bivalve, that is a shell divided into two parts, with the soft body of the mollusc between them. There are many different types. The largest can be 4 feet across and weigh a quarter of a ton. Some types are edible and are fished in large quantities in north European and American waters.

Materials: shell
Measurements: L:11.5cm; W:7.7cm
ID_Number: ERYMS : 1995.847