NOW SOLD

 

A Victorian shellwork diorama, in the shape of a round porthole. Inside the glass 'porthole' is a chromolithograph of a moored sailship, 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 - Victorian sailor's shell valentine - sailship

SKU: KS6894
  • Date/period

    c.1890s

  • Dimensions (h x w)

    23 x 23cm

KS6554_IMG_9099ed_1000px.jpg

Artworks

KS6303_IMG_9712ed_1000px.jpg

Garden & Salvage

KS6659_IMG_7179_1000px.jpg

Decorative Objects

KS6560_IMG_0743_1000px.jpg

Lighting

KS6519_IMG_7156ed_1000px.jpg

Furniture

KS6424_IMG_6626_1000px.jpg

Mirrors

© 2018 Marc Kitchen-Smith Ltd

07952 346678

  • Black Instagram Icon
  • Black Pinterest Icon
  • Black Facebook Icon
  • Black Twitter Icon