This rather large and beautiful wood carving of a seahorse sits upon a natural lime waxed wooden block.
The remarkable seahorse coated in armour and spines swims upright using its large dorsal fin, they often hide in sea grass and seaweed holding on by their tails.
The most unusual of its many strange characteristics however is that the male does the parenting, carrying the eggs around inside its pouch until incubated and keeping the young there until they are large enough to be released.
In 2006 greatly increased numbers were reported off the southwest coasts of England due to warm seas, and they have been found as far north as Shetland.
Simple, elegant decoration beautifully hand carved and painted.
Overall size: approx 17 x 12 x 54 cm tall
Seahorse size: 17 x 5.5 x 42 cm tall
Base size: approx 12 x 15 x 6 cm tall