Victorian sailor's shell valentine - 'Evening sail

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Victorian sailor's shell valentine - 'Evening sail

MARC KITCHEN-SMITH
A late Victorian shellwork diorama featuring a chromolithograph of a sailboat at sea in the evening. In front of the image is an artfully arranged display of shells and seaweed, creating a 3D effect to the view through the original period glass.

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. These pieces are now considered as items of folk art due to their handmade qualities, making each one unique.

Dimensions: 

  • H: 18cm (7.09in)
  • W: 12cm (4.72in)

Period: 

c.1900

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MARC KITCHEN-SMITH

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Cornwall
PL14 3JU
United Kingdom

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Marc has been successfully dealing in decorative antiques for over 15 years, fuelled by his lifelong passion for artefacts of the past. His workshop, a converted Methodist Sunday School, is located on the edge of Bodmin Moor, Cornwall.

He successfully mixes styles and periods to create his own unique collection of ‘delightful objects’. Good design, craftsmanship, colour and an age-worn patina all play their part in his discerning approach to buying. His selection of stock is often based on its aesthetic appeal rather than its age, and he loves to find items that have a story to tell.

Visits to Marc’s workshop and stores can be arranged by appointment.

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