A late Victorian shellwork frame around a glazed, hand-tinted engraving of a series of yachts in full sail.
These shellwork dioramas were produced in the late Victorian/eary 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 - 'Yacht race'
Dimensions (h x w)
20 x 15cm