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A Victorian shellwork diorama. Inside the circular glass panel is a chromolithograph of a late 19th century harbour scene with sailing boats, in front of which is an artfully arranged display of shells, coral 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, often bought by sailors as presents for their sweethearts.

NOW SOLD - Victorian Sailor's shell valentine

SKU: KS6955
  • Date/period

    Late Victorian

  • Dimensions (diam.)


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