Pansy Shell Paperweight No. 2

Our Pansy Shell family is a set of five sterling silver paperweights.

The beautiful pansy shell is known by many names and can be found all over the world. In New Zealand it’s known as a snapper biscuit. Other English names include sand dollar, sand cake or cake urchin, while in Spanish speaking areas it’s most often called a galleta de mar, or sea cookie.

Whether suggesting the five-petal flower design in the center, a large silver coin, or something delectable to eat, the pansy shell is actually not a shell, but a type of sea urchin turned bone-white by the sun.

Handmade Sterling Silver sculpture:
Pansy Shell No 1 5.4cm Length x 6.1cm Width
Pansy Shell No 2 3.9cm Length x 4.5cm Width
Pansy Shell No 3 3.4cm Length x 3.9cm Width
Pansy Shell No 4 2.8cm Length x 3.1cm Width
Pansy Shell No 5 2cm Length x 2.2cm Width

Made in Mauritius.
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Pansy Shell Paperweight No. 2


Delivery & Returns


Complimentary Worldwide Delivery on all Orders Over £200


United Kingdom

Complimentary collection from our London flagship store 

Complimentary standard delivery on all UK orders (1-2 days)


£10.00 Pre-12pm next day (order by 2 pm) 



Complimentary standard delivery on orders over £200 (2-4 days)

£10.00 for orders under £200


£20.00 for next day (order by 2pm) 


United States of America

Complimentary express delivery on orders over £200 (1-2 days)

£15.00 for orders under £200

If your selection is not in stock, we will inform you within 24 hours and an order will be placed that will be dispatched to you within three weeks.

Each piece is lovingly handmade in our studios in Africa and we promise it will be worth the wait!

At Patrick Mavros, everything is charmingly human. Here nothing is automated.

Each piece is lovingly made by hand in our studios in Zimbabwe and Mauritius, then packaged with the greatest care and shipped to our London flagship emporium.

If you shop at our online store, your order lands on Alexander Mavros’ desk in London and is given to Adam, the emporium manager – and his team – to complete.

They personally select your piece, polish it by hand, wrap it in our signature wrapping paper adorned with silver foil elephants, crown it with a colourful silk bow, hand write the optional gift message and prepare it for shipping.

All with care and sincere thanks for your support. Each owner of a Patrick Mavros piece is part of our wider family so please keep in touch as we love to hear what adventures it gets up to over the years.