SOLD

 

A late Victorian shellwork diorama in the shape of a porthole, featuring a chromolithograph of sailors in a row boat. In front of the image is an artfully arranged display of shells and seaweed creating a 3D effect to the view. In fairly good condition, with only minor losses/damage to shellwork, and light dust to the inside surface of the blown glass lens.

 

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 - Victorian sailor's shell valentine - 'Row Boat'

SKU: KS7430
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  • Date/period

    c.1900

  • Dimensions (diam.)

    25cm

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