Wednesday, July 13

Keepsakes of Summer -- New Pieces


Beautiful Keepsakes of Summer.
See below for individual listings.


Greyfreth Sea Life Collection
A reference photo for size and scale of the latest collection.
We will be loading in additional pieces throughout the week.


Greyfreth Sea Life Collection

Commanding in size and mysterious beauty, an alluring dark sea fan coral crowns a rare 100+ year old bottle of pale sea blue glass. Weighty and-blown, the glass is thick and veiled in a soft white, giving it a dreamy underwater quality. An iridescence enshrouds the patina, seeming soft until light happens upon it at which point a confetti, in a riot of colors, appears.

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 massive sea fan is rich in texture, elegant in pattern and architectural in nature -- 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.

The Antique bottle is embossed to read, "Robert Gibson, Manchester England, E.C. Rich, New York, US Agent." This listing is for the center bottle only.

Item #: BLKSF-071216-XXL1.jpg
Overall Height:30"
$249

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Greyfreth Sea Life Collection

Bejeweled in a single antique crystal chandelier remnants and shrouded in the mysterious, ethereal beauty of the sea, a large, hauntingly beautiful lacy Bahama sea fan is forever frozen in time, as if still swaying to undulating currents. Imbued in the faded seashore hues of summer, the pale pinks and sand hues are soft and weathered and play nicely off of the weighty sea bottle of faded sea blue and green. Trapped under the lowest branches on one side, a crystal air bubbles of Austrian crystal seems as though it is moving towards the surface. Meticulously cut and highly refractive, the little antique crystal adds an element of both whimsy and of refinement to the rustic quality of the coral.This piece is moody and chic and is a stunning and artful testament to summer at the shore. A perfect piece of sea life sculpture for any discerning collector.

Item #:BSFan-071216-XL01
Overall Height: 23'
$169

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Greyfreth Sea Life Collection

Weathered and worn - a beautifully tattered Bahama sea fan is imbued with the faded beauty of beached treasures - both complementing an contrasting the weighty hand-blown sea bottle that it crowns. This piece is moody and chic and is a stunning and artful testament to summer at the shore.

Item #: BSFan-071216-XL01
Overall Height: 23"
$169

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Greyfreth Sea Life Collection

A symphony of texture and tone -- Bejeweled in antique crystal chandelier remnants and shrouded in the mysterious, ethereal beauty of the sea, a large Abalone shell commands attention with its incredible display of muted tones, texture and sheer size. A flash of mother of pearl peeks out below highly textured ribbons of Salmon pinks, soft lavenders and pale creams. A plethora of antique leaded crystal octagons rise along one edge of the shell, in a lyrical display reminiscent of trapped air bubbles. Held fast by heavy, weathered solder, the bejeweled Abalone crowns a stunning and weighty sea bottle of patinated antique glass. A stunning piece for any discerning collector.

Item #: CAB-071216-XL1
Overall Height:
$249

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Greyfreth Sea Life Collection

A specimen quality Armored Sea Star boasts sublime texture and amazing, perfectly intact 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 #: ASTR-071216-XL1
Overall Height:
$195

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Greyfreth Sea Life Collection

Imbuing all the alluring, evocative and mysterious beauty hidden within the depths of the sea, this rare black octopus coral is a rhapsody of texture and tones. Mottled in variegated hues of soft blacks and greys the coral boasts tentacle-like branches, true to its namesake. Crowning a weighty antique bottle of sea green glass, the coral forever keeps a garden of sand and diminutive welk shells trapped within.

Item #:COR-BOC-071216-M01
Overall Height: 14"
$115

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Greyfreth Sea Life Collection

A striking dotted pattern of variegated hues of chocolate browns and creams are beautifully displayed 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 with an almost metallic patina of soft, pale gold. A sublime and keepsake of summer, this piece serves as a beautiful touchstone of distant, exotic shores.

Item #:LCONE_L01
Overall Height:9.5"
$95

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An elegant and exotic African Turbo shell is forever bound in heavy, organically sculpted solder tinted the shades of weathered iron. Serving as the pedestal is an antique beached bottle of antique glass that is donned in an semi-opaque veil of variegated hues of creams and rust somewhat reminscent of alabaster. Mother of Pearl is marbled throughout the striking colors of this specimen quality shell which is polished to perfection with a mirror shine to enhance and highlight all of the incredible beauty. A rhapsody of contrasting and complementing beauty, this piece would bejewel any of our collections.

Item #:AFTURBS_SP01
Overall Height: 8.75
$89

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Greyfreth Sea Life Collection


Greyfreth Sea Life Collection

An elegant, specimen quality Jade Turbo shell is forever bound in heavy, organically sculpted solder tinted the shades of weathered iron. Serving as the pedestal is a weighty antique beached bottle of soft, barely there aqua that is donned in an ethereal veil of patina, creating the illusion of sea foam on one side and a slightly iridescent alabaster-like patina on the other. A rhapsody of contrasting and complementing beauty, the polished and gorgeous shell can be displayed with either side facing front.

Item #:JTURBS_SP01
Overall Height:8.25
$89

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Greyfreth Sea Life Collection

Displaying the mysterious beauty found within the depths of the sea, a highly textured urchin shell boasts mesmerizing textures, patterns and variegated shades of soft sage, eggplant and sea salt white. Heavy, organically sculpted metalwork patinated with the hues of aged and weathered iron forever binds the stunning shell to a sand filled, long neck antique bottle sea green glass. Like a secret treasure, diminutive welk shells reveal themselves from the depths of sand in response to movement. A stand alone or stunning addition to any of our collections.

Item #: GRURC-071216-L01
Overall Height: 14.5"
$89

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starfish with shells
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. Forever kept within the glass walls is a multitude of diminutive pearlescent turbo shells and the glass is embellished to read, "Los Angeles Ice and Cold Storage Co.

Item #: PSTRSH-071216-L01
Overall Height: 13.5
$95

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Greyfreth Sea Life Collection

black sea fan
A small, hauntingly beautiful and intricate sea fan which imbues the mysterious and ethereal beauty found within the depths of the sea. Limbs of variegated browns and saturated ebony gently fade to softer hues, as they thin to delicate tips of opaque sanguine. The fan 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. Heavy, organically sculptured swaths of solder forever bind the soft coral crown to an antique beached bottle veiled in a beautiful, ethereal patina of soft white. A keepsake which will remind you of summers at the sea all year long.
Item #:BLKSF-071216-S01
Overall Height: 13.5"
$75

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Greyfreth Sea Life Collection

spider shell
The Earth, the sea, the sun and time have each added to the worn beauty of this piece. A weathered Lambis shell, of fantastic texture, boasts the variegated hues of sea salt and sand on one side with the addition of soft coral pink on the other. Aged and organically sculpted solder both embellish and bind the sea life to an antique bottle banded in a ring of textured metalwork. Donned in faint remnants of its oceanic home for decades, this sea washed bottle serves as the perfect pedestal for this keepsake of summer.
Item #: SSB-071216-01
Overall Height: 11.25"
$55



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Greyfreth Sea Life Collection

Evoking childhood memories of shell collecting at dawn with the sea gently lapping at the sand and seabirds calling out as they glide along the crests of waves, this shell bottle will bring summer to you any time of year. A graceful starfish is imbued with sea-salt white hues and bears the most beautifully textured surface. Held fast by organically sculpted solder, the sea star is forever frozen mid pirouette and crowns a 19th century inkwell which was found partially buried in sand on the California coast. sweet and petite, this piece is perfect alone or as a part of any of our collections.

Item #:PSTRS-071216-S01
Overall Height: 7"
$49

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Greyfreth Sea Life Collection

Petite powerhouses of beauty. These three diminutive antique sea bottles make a large impact wherever you choose to place them. We like them grouped on a coffee table, tucked into a bookshelf or anywhere you want to bring in perpetual summer and memories of the shore.

Item #: SLTRIO-071216-D01
Overall Height: 3.75" - 5.25"
$59/set of 3

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