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Pansy Shell Paperweight No. 4

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.


Item code: 10643

Complimentary gift wrapping

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Most pieces can be made in 18 ct gold and in sterling silver. Engraving and the setting of semi-precious stones are also available.

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How and why it's made

Every Patrick Mavros silver sculpture is made using the ancient technique of lost wax casting. Obtaining a silver sculpture of the original wax model is a long and involved process. The wax model is encased in liquid rubber which, once set, is carefully cut away to provide a negative. Into this cavity... More about silver casting »

Every Mavros piece is borne of our experiences in the natural world and of our respect for the environment. Every piece has a story. More about this piece »


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Gift wrap is complimentary. This and every piece ordered here will come with our signature wrapping paper featuring silver elephants and the classic red ribbon.

Most pieces come in black signature Mavros embossed boxes, and some smaller pieces are placed in black velvet pouches prior to wrapping. See more about our gift wrap with photos here.

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