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Cancer pagurus, or brown crab
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Weighing in at 10Kg of solid bronze, and 40cm / 16″ across, this is a substantial beast.
The incredible detail invites closer inspection with a magnifying glass, this is one of Sjölings classic standard setting pieces.
This also is one of the rare animals that have the natural colour range that can be reproduced with traditional chemicals. The result is so lifelike that it is often mistaken for taxidermy.
An extraordinarily rare combination of bronze detail and patina.
The lineage of crabs go back to the dinosaurs, changing little in over 150 million years.