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1930s French Bulldog Brush with Turtle Shell Head, Europe
Located in Antwerp, BE
painted head of a Frenchie. The dog's head is made of filled turtle shell, celluloid with plaster and has
Category

Mid-20th Century European Art Deco Tableware

Materials

Straw

Thierry Mugler Couture 1990s Black Ribbed Sleeveless Vintage 90s Crop Top Shirt
By Thierry Mugler Couture, Thierry Mugler
Located in San Diego, CA
that stretches to fit. Simply slips over the head. Round scoop neck, with a flattering soft rayon blend
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1990s Italian Camisoles and Shell Tops

FOUR ANTIQUE ViCTORIAN MOTHER OF PEARL & STERLING SILVER TESTED SHELL TEA SPOONS
Located in GB
suite of four spoons, they have been tested (not by me) as sterling silver, they have shell heads and
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Antique 19th Century Scottish Victorian Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Georgian Style Sterling Silver Tea Articles, 4
Located in New York, NY
two sets of cream and sugar vessels, one set with shell-headed pad feet, the other with plain pad feet
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Antique 19th Century Georgian Tea Sets

Materials

Sterling Silver

Geometric Late 20th Century Dutch Framed Artwork
Located in London, GB
frame. Signed, circa 1989. Sourced from the Netherlands Shell Head Office. Dimensions: 63 W
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Paper

A Regence Carved Stained Beechwood Canapé, 18th Century
Located in Sheffield, MA
crestrail, on shell-headed cabriole legs ending in toupee feet. Height 41 in. Width 82 in. Depth 28 in
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Régence Sofas

Superb Set of Eight George II Style Walnut Dining Chairs
Located in Bradenton, FL
above scallop-shell headed cabriole front legs terminating in ball and claw feet. Upholstered in cream
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Early 20th Century English Queen Anne Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Set of ten walnut George II style dining chairs
Located in Cheshire, GB
rails above a vase-shaped vertical splat, with a drop-in seat above scallop-shell headed cabriole front
Category

Early 20th Century British Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

19th Century Tortoise Shell Decorative Hair Comb or Head Piece
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A stunning and large antique 19th century tortoise shell, celluloid, or Bakelite hair comb or head
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Antique Mid-19th Century Collectible Jewelry

Materials

Plastic

Naga Shell Bracelet
Located in BORDEAUX, FR
Shell decorated with a frieze of nine characters described in dotted mines. The Naga are a tribe
Category

Mid-20th Century Indian Tribal Tribal Art

Materials

Shell

Naga Shell Bracelet
Naga Shell Bracelet
H 6.3 in W 4.34 in D 4.34 in
South Seas Shell Spoon
Located in London, GB
delicate spiral form inside. The head of the spoon is formed from another pale creamy pink shell and has a
Category

Antique Early 1900s Mounted Objects

Materials

Shell

South Seas Shell Spoon
South Seas Shell Spoon
H 9.45 in Dm 3.35 in
Antique Victorian 15ct Gold Carved Shell Cameo with Figural Lady Head - c.1890
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer this beautiful 15ct gold Victorian shell cameo made c.1890. The cameo
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Antique 19th Century Victorian Brooches

Materials

Gold

Austrian Tortoise Shell Silver Box
Located in Delft, NL
Austrian Tortoise shell Silver box Austrian Tortoise shell Silver box in the shape of an envelope
Category

Early 20th Century Austrian Sterling Silver

Materials

Silver

Austrian Tortoise Shell Silver Box
Austrian Tortoise Shell Silver Box
H 2.76 in W 2.17 in D 0.6 in
Contemporary Bust with Custom Shell Motif
Located in WEST PALM BEACH, FL
This is a sophisticated marriage of a modern fabricated bust adorned with a custom head covering
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2010s American Other Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Shell

Rare WW1 1916 French Trench Art Solid Brass Shell Casing Vases with Lion Heads
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
particular attention to detain depicting lion heads, laced rims and bases and mounted on lion feet. The skill
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Vintage 1910s French Art Nouveau Vases

Materials

Brass

Vintage Coastal Plaster Shell Bust of Woman
Located in west palm beach, FL
collection of shells wrap around her head and neck. Acquired from a Palm Beach estate.
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Late 20th Century North American Busts

Materials

Shell, Plaster

Beige Shell Tunic
Located in Alford, MA
A unique vintage tunic of beige canvas thickly embellished with complementary small shells around
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1960s American Tunics

Monumental Shan Burmese Gilt Lacquer Buddha Head, Early 20th Century
Located in Austin, TX
shell of pure lacquer, which is then gilt and further embellished. Measures: Height of head only 24
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Early 20th Century Burmese Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Shell, Lacquer

Silver Italian Clam Shell Duck by Gabriella Binazzi
By Gabriella Binazzi
Located in Hastings, GB
This beautiful clam shell duck designed and made by Gabriella Binazzi, Italy circa 1970s. The
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Silver Plate

Antique Snuff Box of a Head of a Boy
Located in Baltimore, MD
. He is carved of fruitwood, the lid lined with tortoise shell.
Category

Antique 19th Century British Decorative Boxes

Materials

Mahogany, Tortoise Shell

Antique Snuff Box of a Head of a Boy
Antique Snuff Box of a Head of a Boy
H 1.25 in W 2 in D 1.5 in
"Cauliflower" Fossil Agate Coral with Baroque Pearls and Shells
By Interi
Located in Dublin, Dalkey
"Cauliflower" fossil agate coral adorned with natural-forming baroque pearls and shells. Fossil
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier American Organic Modern Natural Specimens

Materials

Agate, Coral

1970s Capiz Shell Tea Light Candle Holders, Set of 2
Located in Charleston, SC
different shades of green. Acquired from a Hilton Head Island estate.
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Vintage 1970s Philippine Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

Materials

Metal

1990s Pair of Wood And Shells Beaded Namji Dolls On Wood Bases
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Earings Some cracks in the shells on top of the head
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1990s Cameroonian Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Shell, Wood, Beads

Blue Lapis & Shell Organic Bird Necklace Natural Lapis Beads & Hand Carved Shell
By Five Star Jewelry
Located in Austin, TX
This southwest blue lapis and white shell necklace has beautiful blue and white colors! This will
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Arts and Crafts Beaded Necklaces

Materials

Lapis Lazuli, Sterling Silver

Vintage Maitland Smith Coconut Shell Chest of Drawers with Bronze Elephant Pulls
By Maitland Smith
Located in Chicago, IL
coconut shells and bronze figural elephant head drawer pulls. Ending in four beaded metal feet. Gold
Category

Mid-20th Century Philippine Hollywood Regency Dressers

Materials

Bronze

French Early 18th Century Louis XV Period Tortoise Shell and Ormolu Cartel Clock
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A spectacular and extremely high quality French early 18th century Louis XV period tortoise shell
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Wall Clocks

Materials

Ormolu

Antique Sangtam Naga Tribe Supong Warrior Shawl with Cowrie Shells, Headhunter
By Naga People
Located in Dallas, TX
the top left corner of the scarf are 28 embroidered cowrie shells symbolizing as a head-tally, a sum
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Early 20th Century Indian Tribal Indian Rugs

Materials

Wool, Cotton, Shell

Maitland Smith Penshell Obelisk Brass Lion Head Accent Table Lamps - a Pair
By Maitland Smith
Located in Jensen Beach, FL
Stunning pair of table lamps by Maitland-Smith. Body of the obelisk featuring a penshell veneer, contrasted by patinated brass accents.
Category

Late 20th Century Neoclassical Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Italian 18th Century Painted Head Board
Located in Southampton, NY
Italian 18th century painted head board with shell and crown.
Category

Antique 18th Century Italian Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Wood

1960s William De Lillo Shell Earrings
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
pieces of mother of pearl shell dandling from the bottom. Both pieces signed Dellio, drops down 3.5
Category

Vintage 1960s Unknown Dangle Earrings

Materials

Coral

Miriam Haskell Glass Sea Shell Earrings
By Miriam Haskell
Located in New York, NY
seed bead flower head. 2.25" x 1"
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Vintage 1950s American Dangle Earrings

Materials

Gilt Metal

Gorham Sterling Silver Shell Chased Bowl
By Gorham CO.
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Large Gorham American silver shell chased bowl sterling. Weighs 1050 grams. Gorham Silver was
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Antique 1880s American Serving Bowls

Materials

Sterling Silver

Anglo-Indian Mughal Mother of Pearl Inlaid Side Chair with Ram's Head
Located in North Hollywood, CA
pearl, abalone, shell, camel bone and black color and scrolling ram's heads finish. A very good looking
Category

Early 20th Century Indian Anglo-Indian Side Chairs

Materials

Bone, Mother-of-Pearl, Abalone, Shell

Mid-20th century elm shell back armchair
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
with comfort in mind. Shell back shaped with additional head cushion suspended by rope string
Category

Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Elm

Antique Victorian Neotrigonia Shell Trident Brooch - c1880
Located in Hummelstown, PA
Victorian era trident brooch features a platinum topped gold spear head mounted on a gleaming 14 karat rose
Category

Antique 1880s Brooches

Materials

Cultured Pearl, 14k Gold

Faux Tortoise Shell Peineta w/Six Fork
Located in Atlanta, GA
This is a faux tortoise shell peineta with six forks. This hair ornament, a large fan shaped
Category

Mid-20th Century Spanish Art Nouveau Vanity Items

Faux Tortoise Shell Peineta w/Six Fork
Faux Tortoise Shell Peineta w/Six Fork
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H 7.75 in W 7.75 in D 1.5 in
"Nubian Mask" Male, Head, Sculpture, Bronze
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
foundry: the gaiting material, ceramic shell mold, etc., (the “birthing” materials of the foundry), on the
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

MWLC Coral Lion Paw Scallop Shell Pendant Necklace
By Mark Walsh Leslie Chin
Located in New York, NY
studios of MWLC. Textured matte gold chain slips over head. Coral Pecten Maximus scallop natural shell. 36
Category

2010s French Artisan Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Gold Plate, Brass, Bronze, Gilt Metal

Venetian Moor With Shell, Carved Wood, 19th Century
Located in MARSEILLE, FR
faux-marble He is dressed in very colorful clothing, and wears a shell on his head History of the
Category

Antique 19th Century Italian Napoleon III Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Bronze Head of Buddha 18th Century, Thailand
Located in London, GB
mouth and downcast eyes, flanked by pendulous pierced earlobes, the hair in raised stipple snail-shell
Category

Antique 18th Century Thai Tribal Busts

Materials

Bronze

Large Diamond Octopus Pendant & Abalone Head with Chain
Located in Great Neck, NY
Large Diamond Octopus Diamond Rim With Abalone Head, Pendant With Chain, 0.39 C Approximately 27.5
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21st Century and Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Yellow Gold

Early 20th Century Sandstone Buddha Head, Northern India
Located in Nantucket, MA
A lovely sandstone Buddha head on wooden base, early 1900's, Utttar Pradesh, Northern India. The
Category

Early 20th Century Asian Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Sandstone

Gianni Versace 1990's gold tone shell necklace
By Gianni Versace
Located in Nottingham, GB
necklace. The back two shells have the famous medusa head detailing with a claw clasp to secure the
Category

1990s Italian Choker Necklaces

Materials

Gold Plate

Gianni Versace 1990's gold tone shell necklace
Gianni Versace 1990's gold tone shell necklace
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W 0.79 in D 0.4 in L 14.97 in
Late 19th C. Granite Buddha Head, North India
Located in Nantucket, MA
A late 19th C. granite Buddha head on wooden base. Utttar Pradesh, Northern India. The hand-carved
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Granite

Antique 14 Karat Carved Shell Cameo Brooch Pendant
Located in Palm Desert, CA
Antique 14 Karat Carved Shell Cameo Brooch Pendant with engraved filigree around octagon bezel
Category

Vintage 1920s French Victorian Pendant Necklaces

Materials

14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Granite Buddha Head, Early 1900's, Northern India
Located in Nantucket, MA
A lovely, peaceful granite Buddha head on wooden base, early 1900's, Utttar Pradesh, Northern India
Category

Early 20th Century Indian Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Granite

Wooden Head, Edo People, Benin Nigeria with Stand
Located in Hamburg, DE
beaded necklaces (odigba) that extend to a thread motif on the back of the head. Face in full relief with
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century Beninese Busts

Materials

Hardwood

Antique Saguaro Traders Turquoise Sea Shell Silver Pendant Necklace
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Introducing the Antique Saguaro Traders Turquoise Sea Shell Silver Pendant Necklace, a stunning
Category

Vintage 1940s Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Silver

Franco Lapini Life Size Fiberglass Turtle Shell Stool 1970s
By Franco Lapini
Located in Munich, DE
Unique life size turtle stool object with a fake fibreglass turtle shell mounted on a solid brass
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Hollywood Regency Animal Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Tom Ford for Gucci Gold & Tortoise Shell Oval Sunglasses
By Tom Ford for Gucci
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
shape that looks great on most any head shape and a tortoise shell and gold hardware framing. Can easily
Category

1990s Italian Sunglasses

Robert Rauschenberg Talking Heads Speaking in Tongues (new/sealed)
By Robert Rauschenberg
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Rare unopened Robert Rauschenberg designed Talking Heads Speaking in Tongues: In 1983, legendary
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1980s Pop Art Mixed Media

Materials

Lithograph, Offset

Japanese Buraku Life-size Imperial Head, Hands, and Legs
Located in New York, NY
gofun (oyster shell lacquer), human hair, Sky Imperial eyebrows (dots), penetrating mica eyes, and
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century Japanese Edo Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood

Still Life with Shells. Flowers. Digital Collage Color Photograph
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Still Life with Shells, by Zoltan Gerliczki From the series "Still Life" Archival Pigment Print
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Color Photography

Materials

Pigment, Color, Archival Pigment

Antique Regency Mahogany framed sofa with Dodo head detail
Located in Malton, GB
fabulous but what really sets this apart is the unique Dodo head details on the legs. The likes of I have
Category

Antique Early 19th Century Sofas

Materials

Mahogany

Pair of Venetian Grotto Style Walnut Shell Back Dining Armchairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Italian regency pair of walnut shell back armchairs or dining chairs made in the Venetian grotto
Category

20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

Set hand-forged Fiddle Thread & Shell silver cutlery for 12
By Holland, Aldwinckle, & Slater
Located in London, GB
reverse, shells appear on the heads and heels of spoons and forks. The Fiddle Thread & Shell design dates
Category

Antique 19th Century British Victorian Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Corallina The Girl Who Defends The Sea Head Vase
By Patrizia Italiano
Located in Milan, IT
handcrafts its anthropomorphic beige shape and adorns it with colorful, marine-inspired details: shell-shaped
Category

2010s Italian Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Corallina The Girl Who Defends The Sea Head Vase
Corallina The Girl Who Defends The Sea Head Vase
H 17.33 in W 10.63 in D 10.63 in
Maitland-Smith British Colonial Style Coconut Shell and Leather Sideboard
By Maitland Smith
Located in Palm Beach, FL
coconut border on a four door case having bronze elephant head handles in coconut panels on leather
Category

Mid-20th Century Philippine British Colonial Sideboards

Materials

Leather, Coconut

"Head of an Italian Woman" Copper Plate Heliogravure
By Ferdinand Hodler & R. Piper & Co.
Located in Chicago, IL
the Head of Holifernes” which appears as the ninth collotype print in the second installment of Das
Category

1910s Symbolist Figurative Prints

Materials

Paper

Gold Ring with Shell Cameo and Diamonds, Late 19th Century
Located in Berlin, DE
golden setting and a finely cut shell cameo, on which a lady's head can be seen. Both are connected by 2
Category

Antique Late 19th Century German Belle Époque Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold

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Shell Heads For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of shell heads is available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of bone, tortoise shell and blown glass, all shell heads available were constructed with great care. Shell heads have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Art Deco, Baroque and Georgian shell heads are consistently popular styles. Shell heads have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Edward Joseph Head are consistently popular.

How Much are Shell Heads?

Shell heads can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $2,560, while the lowest priced sells for $135 and the highest can go for as much as $19,000.