This large mussel shell with barnacles was found on Porthmeor beach near the Tate in St Ives, Cornwall. It retains all the original interesting detail of the shell, and is finely made from high quality sterling silver with a fine sterling silver 18 inch chain.
Price includes free P&P within the UK, plus gift wrapping, packed in a padded envelope and posted First Class.
Porthmeor is a sandy beach popular with surfers and swimmers and is just a stone’s throw from the centre of St Ives. St Ives takes its name from an Irish princess and missionary called St Ia. According to legend St Ia sailed from Ireland to Cornwall on a leaf in the 5th Century. Many artists have been coming to St Ives since the early 1800s. J M W Turner arrived in St Ives in 1811 on a mission to capture the essence of the area, and ever since artists have been doing the same. World-renowned artists such as Barbara Hepworth, Bernard Leach, Ben Nicolson, Peter Lanyon, Patrick Heron and Wilhelmina Bans-Graham have strong links to the town.