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Sea Urchin Candle Holder

Price: $58.00
Item Number: 0030
Manufacturer: Drummer Cove Design
Manufacturer Part No: 0030
The mold for this pewter casting was taken from a caribean sea urchin. A votive candle is included. The urchin casting is 2 1/4 inches in diameter, 1 1/8 inches high and weighs 6.8 ounces.
Sea urchins or urchins are small, spiny, globular animals which, with their close kin, such as sand dollars, constitute the class Echinoidea of the echinoderm phylum. They inhabit all oceans. Their shell, or "test", is round and spiny, typically from 3 to 10 centimetres (1.2 to 3.9 in) across. Common colors include black and dull shades of green, olive, brown, purple, and red. They move slowly, feeding mostly on algae. Sea otters, wolf eels, triggerfish, and other predators feed on them. Humans harvest them and serve their roe as a delicacy.
 The technique of replicating the exact shape of sea creatures was developed by Jeff Mitchell, a pewter smith who lives in Wellfleet, Cape Cod. All sea creatures are cast in a high grade, lead free pewter.

© 2011 Jeff Mitchell     - -    P/N: 0030

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