SOLD

 

An early Edwardian shellwork diorama in the shape of a heart, featuring a chromolithograph of the S. S. Columbia (launched in 1902). 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.

 

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 - 'S. S. Columbia'

SKU: KS7406
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  • Date/period

    c.1902

  • Dimensions (h x w)

    21 x 20cm

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