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Shell-work Sailor's Valentine

Auction:
2230
Lot:
231
Sold for:
$3,525$3,000

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Auction:
Sale #2230 - 2230
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
February 22, 2004 11:00AM

Description:

Shell-work Sailor's Valentine, a Caribbean island, 19th century, hinged octagonal wood frame box opens to two oval-aperture shell-work frames with photographs of a tattooed mustachioed man and two children wearing sailor outfits, the shells arranged in a symmetrical composition in soft tones of pink, green, cream, and brown, 9 x 18 in.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

Keywords

Shell-work Sailor , Caribbean, Caribbean island, sailor , Aperture