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A small Victorian shellwork diorama. Inside the rectangular glass panel is a chromolithograph of a late 19th century warship, 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, often bought by sailors as presents for their sweethearts.

NOW SOLD - Victorian Sailor's shell valentine - No.2

SKU: KS6953_2
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  • Dimensions (h x w)

    18 x 12cm

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