A steamship, in front of which is an artfully arranged display of shells and seaweed, creating a 3D effect to the view. Overall in good condition.
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 - Steamship
Dimensions (h x w)
21 x 23cm