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Small Windrose, French Finish
Small Windrose, French Finish
Sailors used to take them home in the 1850s. Tokens of love, colorful handcrafted framed shell compositions, memories of a successful voyage. Now in the 21st C. the tiny shells are collected from a beach by villagers in the Alor archipelago in the Moluccans. Artists compose and expertly frame the shell pictures. More detailed than many antique museum originals, they show our respect for history combined with a quest to improve upon and make things of lasting value.
Dimensions: 10.0” x 2.4” x 11.2”
$125.00
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Small Flower
Small Flower
Queen Victoria loved to dispense tokens of her affection. Favorites received intricate shell pictures from Barbados, traditionally carried to England in merchant vessels. The Queen liked to call them Sailor’s Valentines. She even commissioned a portrait made of shells with her favorite Chinese pug as the subject. The pug, by the way, was called King Dick. King Dick is still reputed to hang in Buckingham palace, and classic shell frames have become highly expensive antiques since then.
Dimensions: 10.0” x 2.4” x 11.2”
$125.00
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Small Heart with French Finish
Small Heart with French Finish
Sailors used to take them home in the 1850s. Tokens of love, colorful handcrafted framed shell compositions, memories of a successful voyage. Now in the 21st C. the tiny shells are collected from a beach by villagers in the Alor archipelago in the Moluccans. Artists compose and expertly frame the shell pictures. More detailed than many antique museum originals, they show our respect for history combined with a quest to improve upon and make things of lasting value.
Dimensions: 10.1” x 2.35” x 11.2”
$125.00
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Wedding Star Shell Frame
Wedding Star Shell Frame
Sailors used to take them home in the 1850s. Tokens of love, colorful handcrafted framed shell compositions, memories of a successful voyage. Now in the 21st C. the tiny shells are collected from a beach by villagers in the Alor archipelago in the Moluccans. Artists compose and expertly frame the shell pictures. More detailed than many antique museum originals, they show our respect for history combined with a quest to improve upon and make things of lasting value.
Dimensions: 10.1” x 2.35” x 11.2”
$125.00
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Victorian Shell Picture #1 with French Finish
Victorian Shell Picture #1 with French Finish
Sailors used to take them home in the 1850s. Tokens of love, colorful handcrafted framed shell compositions, memories of a successful voyage. Now in the 21st C. the tiny shells are collected from a beach by villagers in the Alor archipelago in the Moluccans. Artists compose and expertly frame the shell pictures. More detailed than many antique museum originals, they show our respect for history combined with a quest to improve upon and make things of lasting value.
Dimensions: 15.2” x 15.2” x 2.6”
$210.00
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Victorian Shell Picture #2
Victorian Shell Picture #2
Queen Victoria loved to dispense tokens of her affection. Favorites received intricate shell pictures from Barbados, traditionally carried to England in merchant vessels. The Queen liked to call them Sailor’s Valentines. She even commissioned a portrait made of shells with her favorite Chinese pug as the subject. The pug, by the way, was called King Dick. King Dick is still reputed to hang in Buckingham palace, and classic shell frames have become highly expensive antiques since then.
Dimensions: 2.6” x 15.2”
$210.00
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Wedding Star Shell Frame, Large
Wedding Star Shell Frame, Large
Queen Victoria loved to dispense tokens of her affection. Favorites received intricate shell pictures from Barbados, traditionally carried to England in merchant vessels. The Queen liked to call them Sailor’s Valentines. She even commissioned a portrait made of shells with her favorite Chinese pug as the subject. The pug, by the way, was called King Dick. King Dick is still reputed to hang in Buckingham palace, and classic shell frames have become highly expensive antiques since then.
Dimensions: 2.6” x 15.2”
$210.00
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