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Antique Victorian Era Sailor's Valentine Shell Art Miniature Vanity Box and Box Top

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Antique Victorian Era Sailor's Valentine Shell Art Miniature Vanity Box and Box Top
Item Details
Description
A sailor's valentine is a form of shellcraft, a type of mostly antique souvenir, or sentimental gift made using large numbers of small seashells. These were originally made between 1830 and 1890, and they were designed to be brought home from a sailor's voyage at sea and given to the sailor's loved one or loved ones. See photos for more details and measurements.
Condition
In good condition with wear commensurate with age. May show some loss of shells, wear or staining to paper areas and general age-related wear to this delicate antique.
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Antique Victorian Era Sailor's Valentine Shell Art Miniature Vanity Box and Box Top

Estimate $200 - $400
Oct 08, 2022
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Starting Price $25
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0277: Antique Victorian Era Sailor's Valentine Shell Art Miniature Vanity Box and Box Top
Sold for $522 Bids
Est. $200 - $400Starting Price $25
Prominent Chicago Estate Auction
Oct 08, 2022 4:00 PM EDT
Buyer's Premium 17%
Lot 0277 Details
Description
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A sailor's valentine is a form of shellcraft, a type of mostly antique souvenir, or sentimental gift made using large numbers of small seashells. These were originally made between 1830 and 1890, and they were designed to be brought home from a sailor's voyage at sea and given to the sailor's loved one or loved ones. See photos for more details and measurements.
Condition
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In good condition with wear commensurate with age. May show some loss of shells, wear or staining to paper areas and general age-related wear to this delicate antique.
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