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A Victorian shellwork diorama. Inside the circular glass panel is a chromolithograph of a double-masted tall ship in full sail, 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 locat