Back into the saddle after the excitement of last week and a couple of days away and this was the first thing to catch my eye. A superb large 19th.c. blonde loggerhead turtle shell. A couple of bits of damage but nicely polished and what a size, 20.5″ x 27″! The origin of these white shells is always the subject of debate but it seems they were a by-product of the 19th.c. fashion for turtle meat. This is without doubt the biggest of the ones we have owned over the years.