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Gifts From the Sea

Latest Additions. See individual listings below.


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Faded Glory - Time, the sea and sun have each added to the worn beauty of this piece. A knobby starfish boasts fantastic texture and amazing horns, all washed in the sun bleached hues of warm sand. Aged and heavily sculpted solder embellish and binds the sea life to an antique bottle of aqua dressed in its own beautiful patina of time.

Item #:SLSB-STAB-M01
Overall Height: 10.25"
$55



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Greyfreth Sealife Objets

Weathered and worn - a beautifully tattered Bahama sea fan is imbued with the faded beauty of beached treasures - both complementing an contrasting the stunning jeweled toned bottle that it crowns. Bejeweled with an arcane shell washed in muted hues and a single crystal that throws an amazing amount of light and a confetti of color, this piece is moody and chic and is a stunning and artful testament to summer at the shore.

Item #:SLBSp-SFB-M01
Overall Height: 21"
$159



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Forever held within the bounds of heavily sculptured solder, a calcified Purple Pecten shell boasts faded raspberry hues and evokes memories of the perfect day at the shore. The shell, a keepsake of summer crowns a stunning antique medicinal bottle of heavy glass that is donned in a gorgeous, ethereal patina of soft, faintly iridescent white.

Item #:SLSB-PPM-M01
Overall Height: 8.5"
$65

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Time, the sun and sea have each added to the worn beauty of this piece. A slender starfish, of fantastic texture, boasts the faded hues of sea spray that crowns the crests of rolling waves. Aged and heavily sculpted solder both embellish and bind the sea life to an antique bottle of aqua glass that is dressed in its own patina of time.

Item #: SLSB-STRMW-M01
Overall Height: 12"
$65

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Greyfreth Shell Bottles
Weathered, worn and perfectly imperfect. A graceful, antique bottle of hand-blown glass dons an ethereal veil of pale white patina. Inside the pale, dusky blue walls, coarse coral sand provides a plethora of texture and subtle tones. Framed out in heavy, organically sculpted solder, a large sun-faded flat scallop shell boasts wonderful texture and weathered hues with subtle calcification. Characteristic of hand blown antique bottles, the bottom of the bottle is not perfectly straight and wobbles a bit. While the sand does add substance and weight, we suggest a small application of candle tack for stabilization.
Item #: SLBSaq-SCALF-L01
Overall Height: 13"
$85

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Greyfreth Shell Bottles
Summer blue and white. An elegant and lovely Narce Turbo shell is forever bound in heavy, organically sculpted solder tinted the shades of weathered iron. Serving as the pedestal is a graceful antique beached bottle of soft, dreamy aqua that is donned in a heavy filligree of calcification, creating the illusion of undulating waves capped in sea foam. A rhapsody of contrasting and complementing beauty.
Item #: SLSBaq-TURP-M01
Overall Height: 10"
$75

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The Earth, the sea, the sun and time have each added to the worn beauty of this piece. A calcified and weathered Abalone shell, of fantastic texture, boasts the faded hues of sea sea sea salt on first glance. Peeking through cracks and crevices like a secret, a hint of the stunning, outrageously iridescent narce can been seen - the same pearlescent beauty seen in all its glory on the other side of the shell. Aged and heavily sculpted solder both embellish and bind the sea life to an antique bottle dressed in its own patina of time -- Donned in an ethereal patina imbued with a mirroring iridescence to the shell, this sea washed bottle serves as the perfect pedestal.

Item #: SLSB-ABSP-M01
Overall Height: 9"
$65

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Greyfreth Shell Bottles
Beautiful variegated hues of lavenders and greys are beautifully washed over this sublime cone shell. Weathered solder with a slight copper and eggplant undertone, forever bind the weighty shell to an unearthed, antique apothecary bottle turned sun purple. A little keepsake of summer resides inside the bottle boasting tiny bubbles and sinuous striations in the glass -- coral sand adds weight and interest. This piece serves as a beautiful reminder of lazy summer days all year long.
Item #: SLSBp-CNL-M01
Overall Height: 7.5"
$69

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Greyfreth Shell Bottles
The lovely little Floridian grey shell boasts a multitude of gorgeous pattern, warm color and texture within its frame of heavy solder. Forever held to a hand blown 19th century antique bottle of aqua glass full of character, the shell serves as a lovely crown while diminutive shells within the walls of crusty, weighty glass add just the right magic.
Item #: SLBS-FLG-S01
Overall Height: 5"
$45

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Greyfreth Shell Bottles

Unique concentric arches in sun bleached shades of mauve, creams, pale lavenders and violet color the highly textured Flat Scallop Shell that was plucked from the cool waters of the Sea of Cortez. Heavy, rustic solder forever binds the sea relic to a beautiful bottle found by treasure seekers on a dive in the Atlantic. Originally a vessel for spirits, the bottle is now a beautiful work of art that nature perfected -- An ethereal patina veils the antique glass of the palest spectral blue, while a riot of color flashes from the iridescence when the light happens upon it.Beautiful alone, or a stunning addition to your existing collection.

Item #: SLSB-MSMB-01
Overall Height: 9.5"
$65

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Dark, alluring, evocative, mysterious - a beauty that goes beyond words.  
The Nightsea Collection by Isabeau Grey.  
It has returned.

Greyfreth Sealife Objets
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A small and intricate sea fan wears pieces of naturally formed textured and beautiful calcification like fine jewelry. Heavy, organically sculptured swaths of solder forever bind the soft coral crown to an ornate vessel of vintage silver. Baroque in design, extremely weighty and substantial, the silver plating bears a lovely patina that time and the elements have rendered.Fading from black to cinnabar at its tips, the sea fan imbues the mysterious and ethereal beauty found within the depths of the sea. Ornate, yet tarnished coupled with the weathered nature of the sea fan, this piece lends the illusion of of a precious treasure that has spent a century lost and hidden away beneath the sea.
Item #:SLSS-SFSBLK-NSD01
Overall Height: 12.5"
$149

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Greyfreth Sealife Objets
A symphony of complementing and contrasting beauty, this piece of our Nightsea Diminutives boasts a pristine and elegant gold and cream turbo shell crown atop a beautifully detailed antique pedestal of silver. A single pearl of polished silver solder bejewels the otherwise rough and organically sculpted metalwork which forever binds the elements to one another, while time and the elements have stolen chips of the silver over the years and in its place left a perfect patina.
Item #: SLSS-TURBGS-NSD01
Overall Height: 6"
$125

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Greyfreth Sealife Objets
The faded beauty of sun and sea coupled with the cool elegance of silver is magical to me. This piece is a wonderful testament to texture and color and the beautiful contradiction and marriage of rough and refined. Faded shades of red violets, soft lavenders and creamy taupe wash over the 3-dimensional rays of the scallop plucked from the Sea of Cortez. A single pearl of silver solder dots the dark, rustic frame of heavy, organic metalwork. The shell crowns a vintage silver plated Baroque vessel that is intricate, ornate and stunning when paired up with the sun faded beauty of the shell.
Item #: SLSS-MSMX-NSD01
Overall Height: 6.5"
$149

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Greyfreth Sealife Objets
The faded beauty of sun and sea coupled with the cool elegance of silver is front and present in this piece from our Diminutive Collection -- a wonderful testament to texture and color and the beautiful contradiction and marriage of rough and refined. Faded shades of greens, soft sage and creamy taupe wash over the 3-dimensional rays of the beautiful sea urchin. Trios of silver pearls dots the dark, rustic frame of heavy, organic metalwork. The urchin crowns a vintage silver plated Baroque vessel that is intricate, ornate and stunning when paired up with the sun faded beauty of the sea relic.
Item #: SLSS-URSGR-NSD01
Overall Height: 6.25"
$149

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Greyfreth Sealife Objets
A symphony of complementing and contrasting beauty, this piece of our Nightsea Diminutives boasts a crown of brown stem coral atop a beautifully detailed antique pedestal of silver. Heavy, organically sculpted metalwork forever binds the two to one another, while time and the elements have stolen chips of the silver plate over the years and in its place left a perfect patina.
Item #: SLSS-CORBSS-NSD01
Overall Height: 6.75"
$125

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Greyfreth Sealife Objets
A symphony of complementing and contrasting beauty, this piece of our Nightsea Diminutives boasts a crown of white lace coral atop a beautifully detailed antique pedestal of silver. Heavy, organically sculpted metalwork forever binds the two to one another, while time and the elements have stolen chips of the silver plate over the years and in its place left a perfect patina.
Item #: SLSS-CORLCWS-NSD01
Overall Height: 6.75"
$125

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Greyfreth Sealife Objets
A symphony of complementing and contrasting beauty, this piece of our Nightsea Diminutives boasts a crown of a rare paper Nautilus atop a beautifully detailed antique pedestal of silver. Heavy, organically sculpted metalwork forever binds the two to one another, while time and the elements have stolen chips of the silver plate over the years and in its place left a perfect patina.
Item #: SLSS-NATPS-NSD01
Overall Height: 7.25"
$125

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Greyfreth NIGHTSEA COLLECTION

Commanding in size and mysterious beauty, a crystal-bejeweled dark sea fan coral crowns a rare 18th century bottle of antique mercury glass. Double walled and hand-blown, the glass is thick and undulated, giving it an underwater quality. Once bright and uniform in color, the silver is now beautifully degraded after over 100 years of exposure to elements. Now ethereal and lovey combinations of pale burnished gold and variegated hues of silver and a touch of rust veil the interior walls of glass, bringing an air of faded grandeur and a mysterious sort of beauty.

Reminiscent of a winter bare tree, the limbs of the sea fan stretch skyward, showing each beautiful nuance. Seemingly growing from a seabed of solder, the large sea fan is rich in texture, elegant in pattern -- part of the beautiful symphony of both contrasting and complementing elements within this one of a kind piece of art. A stunning relic of the sea, it boasts warm hues which range from almost black to red-tinged cinnabar. thinning and fading to delicate sanguine tips. Deceiving in looks, the sea fan is not a plant, but rather a soft coral colony and has an ethereal translucence which is most lovely at the tips and bathed in light.

Below the limbs, forever held within a frame of dark, heavy solder, an asymmetrically placed, eclectic mix of antique, vintage and new crystal chandelier remnants rise like air bubbles along the trunk and under the lowest limbs of the coral - offering a refinement and opulence as they twinkling and refracting ambient light. This is a one of a kind piece of art and is signed and dated.

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Greyfreth NIGHTSEA COLLECTION
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Item #: SLMG-SFBLK-L01
Overall Dimensions: 26" Tall x 17" at its widest point.
$550

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Greyfreth NIGHTSEA COLLECTION

A Rhapsody in Texture and Tone
A rare, 19th century Mercury glass bottle serves as the mesmerizing pedestal for this incredibly beautiful piece. Double walls of hand blown glass is wavy and possesses a watery beauty. The patina between the glass is incredible. Naturally occurring over 125 years, the combination of minerals and elements within rain, earth, the silver and whatever happened by is a one of a kind piece of art by time and the elements. Warm golds, cool silvers, dark gunmetal greys, swirl this way and that. Along the shoulders is a show of colors and shape that are reminiscent of the eye of Jupiter. Words and photographs cannot possibly do justice to the magnitude of beauty that is here.

Crowning the antique mercury glass bottle is a crystal bejeweled Octopus Coral beautifully haloed by a pale and fragile white sea fan. Soft and ethereal, tattered and frail, the weathered sea fan both contrasts and complements the heavy, upright and geometrical qualities of the bright white coral. It is a gorgeous juxtaposition and striking in both texture and tone. Pearls of Solder appear here and there while a trio of Swarovski crystals emulate tiny air bubbles clinging to the barnacle-like solder and play off of the plethora of round cups present over the surface of the coral. This is a one of kind piece of art and is signed and dated.

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Greyfreth NIGHTSEA COLLECTION
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Item #:SLMG-CSFMX-L01
Overall Height: 22" Tall x 12" at the widest point.
$595

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Greyfreth NIGHTSEA COLLECTION

Bejeweled in antique crystal chandelier remnants and shrouded in the mysterious, ethereal beauty of the sea, a large, hauntingly beautiful black sea fan is forever frozen in time, as if still swaying to undulating currents. Trapped under the lowest branches on one side, air bubbles of sublime crystal mirror the sinuous posture of the coral, making it seem as though they are moving towards the surface and sway in the same undulated form as the sea fan. Meticulously cut and highly refractive, the antique crystal adds elements of both whimsy and of refinement to the rustic quality of the coral.

Limbs imbued with variegated browns and saturated ebony gently fade to softer hues, as they thin to delicate tips of opaque sanguine. The coral looks as though it is a plant, but is actually a soft coral colony and looks especially lovely when light shines on its tips, revealing the semi-opaque quality.

Serving as the pedestal is a rare and beautiful 19th century mercury glass bottle. Double walled, hand blown glass is undulated, which gives the illusion of water, while the soft, ethereal veil of muted metals offers a mesmerizing masterpiece of natural patina. Well over a century in the making, the once soft silver now boasts hues of golds, greys, variegated silvers and rust - too beautiful for words. Photographs do not do this piece justice. This is a one of kind piece of art and is signed and dated.


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Greyfreth NIGHTSEA COLLECTION
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Item #: SLMG-SFBLK-L02R
Overall Dimensions: 24" Tall x 16" at the widest point
$550



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Note: Additional pieces from the Nightsea Collection as well as our Endless Summer Collection of shells on antique bottles will be uploaded throughout the week. Be sure to check back.