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Dinsdale Petch Fruit and Nuts

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Walnut

So tactile - our best selling nut.

Several customers have told us how much they like to handle their bronze walnut whilst on the phone - a satisfyingly relaxing occupation and brings out the deep rich tones of the patina too.

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CL004 Open 36x34 152g MP CB

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£25.00 (free UK delivery)


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Sweet Chestnut

So realistic in super glossy brown with trademark light patch.

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CL010 Open 30x34 74g CB

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£23.00 (free UK delivery)


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Brazil Nut

Incredibly detailed nut with an amazing story.

Brazil nuts begin as flowers high up in the canopy. Before the flowers fall to the ground and feed the forest floor many are pollinated by orchid bees with long specialised tongues. These bees are native to undisturbed rain forest and this is just one of the reasons that brazil nuts can't be grown in plantations.

Eventually the mature fruits fall to the ground where many are collected by the local castaneros (Brazil nut harvesters). A swift precise cut with a machete opens the fruit containing around 20 brazil nuts.The nuts are extracted from the pods and dried in the sun to prevent rot and ease peeling then carried out of the forest in sacks, on rafts or in canoes to the ports to be exported.Back in the forest the cycle has not ended.

The empty Brazil nut pods collect rainwater and become home for tadpoles and larva. recently scientists discovered a species of frog specialised only for breeding inside empty Brazil nut pods.

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CL003 Open 45x15 71g MP CB

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£19.00 (free UK delivery)


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Pecan

What a fabulous stocking filler.Lovely and smooth and cool to the touch.

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CL011 Open 35x23 73g MP CB

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£15.00 (free UK delivery)


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Almond

Be careful not to mistake this for the real thing.We are particularly fond of almonds and they translate so well to bronze - lots of lovely detail.

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CL002 Open 38x16 70g MP CB

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£15.00 (free UK delivery)


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Hazelnut

The baby of the family - such a cute item who can resist. All our nuts are individually packed in a smart black pouch with special nut tag so make great gifts bought individually or purchase a selection for display in a gorgeous bowl.

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CL012 Open 25x23 46g MP CB

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£10.00 (free UK delivery)


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Horse Chestnut (Conker)

We had fun with this one making it this realistic. A super glossy gorgeous chestnut patina with sandblasted lighter 'patch' (sorry - I'm sure there is a technical term for it but you know what I mean).

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CL033 Open 30x20 102g CB

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£24.00 (free UK delivery)


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Macadamia Nut

Unusual to see whole in their shells in this country. Our friend risked his hand to wrest some examples of this Hawaiian nut from a parrots cage. They are incredibly hard to crack open (unless you are a parrot).

We call the finished bronze versions Macadamia marbles due to their pleasing cool roundness - very tactile indeed.

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CL032 Open 20x25 56g MP CB

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£10.00 (free UK delivery)


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Peanut

Funky monkey nuts - life cast from real peanuts in their distinctive shells - a super addition to your everlasting nut bowl or buy a handful in a mix of colours as a contemporary centrepiece.

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CL036 Open 40x10 42g MP CB

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£10.00 (free UK delivery)


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Acorn

NEW! much requested squirrel's favourite the acorn. Superb christening gift (out of little acorns..etc).Latest release from our foundry.

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CL040 Open 30x20 54g MP CB

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£15.00 (free UK delivery)


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Nut Cluster

Shortlisted for Gift of the Year 2007! Gift box containing smart drawstring pouch & brimming with 1 of each of our special bronze nuts.

1 x walnut, 1 x sweet chestnut, 1 x brazil, 1 x pecan, 1 x almond, 1 x hazelnut, 1 x lychee, 1 x macadamia, 1 x horse chestnut and 1 x peanut.

A superb start to building an everlasting fruit & nut bowl. New pieces and special editions will be released from the foundry annually.

Nut clusters will be sent out with a mix of colours.

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CL037 Open various 900g MX

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£135.00 (free UK delivery)


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Lychee

As seen on TV! Denham productions filmed us creating a bronze lychee for their series Country Lives. Spiky fruit translates superbly into bronze (especially stunning in mirror polish).

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CL014 Open 34x29 115g MP CB

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£18.00 (free UK delivery)


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Dinsdale Petch - Pouring the bronze