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$ 12,500

Exceptional Pair of Sailor's Valentines

Period 19th Century
Dimensions
W. 19 in; H. 15 in;
W. 48.26 cm; H. 38.1 cm;
Creation Date late 19th century
Number of Pieces 2-3
Description “LOVE AS DEEP AS THE OCEAN” AND “HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS” SAILOR’S VALENTINES
Probably American, late 19th early 20th century.
Shells arranged in shadow boxes with gilt frames
Condition: Excellent, minor imperfections to frames.
These mosaics were created with shells in geometric patterns and glued to the backboards of the case while being protected by glass and framed with period gilt frames. They represented tokens of love and were given by sailors to their loved ones after returning from sojourns at sea.
Styles / Movements Folk Art, Traditional
Dealer Reference Number DA-RO 264
Incollect Reference Number 240307
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