Shellwork Valentine
Shellwork Valentine
Shellwork Valentine

Shellwork Valentine

c. 1830 Barbados

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£5,800 gbp
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A fine and early sailor's valentine, the right hand design based on the mariner's compass centred by a flower, the left hand a love heart. Barbados circa 1830. Sailor's Valentines were made on the Islands of the West Indies, principally Barbados, throughout the 19th century. These islands were often a ships last port of call before returning to home, particularly for vessels of the United States Navy. Sold subject to VAT unless exported to beyond the E.U.
Open 27 1/2" X h.13 3/4".
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Woolwich Church Street
SE18 5NS

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