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A Victorian shellwork diorama, in the shape of a round porthole. Inside the glass 'porthole' is a photo postcard of 'The ill-fated Titanic', in front of which is an artfully arranged display of shells and seaweed, creating a 3D effect to the view.


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

NOW SOLD - Edwardian sailor's shell valentine - Titanic

SKU: KS6883
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  • Dimensions (h x w)

    15 x 15cm

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