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Medium Turtle Shell in polished bronze

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An elegant medium Turtle Shell in polished bronze. The shell has been polished to give it a glow golden. This sculpture is part of our Eternity of Remarkable Species collection where we capture the astonishing beauty of endangered animals in a static state. Well aware of the direct impact of mankind on the environment, we create respectful alternatives to the authentic vulnerable species, such as the Softshell Turtle. Just as enchanting, less of an impact.

The Softshell Turtle

Let’s dive right into it: The conservation status of the Softshell Turtle is a controversial one! A Turtle species that used to live in abundance in the wild has now started to see a shrinking in population size. Throughout Asia, mostly in China, as well as being a multi-million dollar business, the consumption of their ‘exclusive’ meat is common as it is believed to have medicinal properties. This would all be well and manageable if there was still an abundance of this species. However, many of their wild kind are captured to breed and start Softshell ‘farms’, despite the availability of farmed ones. Additionally, wild-caught breeding stock is preferred by farmers, which may create an incentive for turtle hunters to seek and catch the last remaining wild specimens. So their vulnerable status is partially to blame for their widespread consumption. For this reason, we created a Turtle Shell made from 100% recycled bronze. Just as enchanting, less of an impact.


Total dimensions including stand:
Height: 32.5cm / 13 inches
Length (left to right): 25cm / 10 inches
Width (front to back): 6.5cm / 2.6 inches
Weight: +/- 2kgs / 4.4 pounds

Dutch Design

Designer: Jake Richmond / Dutch Design
Concept: Eva van Stekelenburg
Origin: Indonesia
Date/Period: 2020
Materials: Polished Recycled Bronze, V-Legal MDF
The shell is displayed on a custom-fit black base, made from wood and steel. It cannot be detached from the base.


Our bronze sculptures are made from upcycled metals such as old pipelines. Our craftsmen and women collect this scrap waste which they then put in an oven at very high temperatures. Once the scrap waste pieces melt, the new raw material is ready to be used. We then use this virgin material to make our bronze sculptures. As bronze is a very eco and labour-intensive material to mine, we feel it makes much more sense to reuse the material that has already been created than to extract it – again. By doing so we are trying to close at least one waste loop.


Europe- Expected average transit time in business days: 4 – 8 days

Worldwide (excluding Europe) Expected average transit time in business days: 4 – 14 days



Jake and Eva started Sooka as they discovered that many luxury brands don't practice environmental & social ethics, so they decided to embark on a quest to redefine sustainable luxury. Their designs are made in Indonesia by their incredible craftswo/men that earn well over the minimum wage, who create their designs in communities, not factories.

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