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A late Victorian shellwork diorama in the shape of a porthole, featuring a chromolithograph of Osborne House, Queen Victoria's summer residence on the Isle of Wight. In front of the image is an artfully arranged display of shells and seaweed, creating a 3D effect to the view. All encased within a hand-blown glass bubble. In good condition, but there is a small piece of seaweed attached to the inside of the glass bubble on the right hand side.

 

These shellwork dioramas were produced in the late Victorian/early Edwardian period as souvenirs of coastal towns and seaside locations, often bought by sailors as presents for their sweethearts.

SOLD - Antique sailor's shellwork valentine - 'Osborne House'

SKU: KS7518
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  • Date/period

    c.1890

  • Dimensions (w)

    15cm

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