Two Fine Shellwork Sailor's Valentines, Probably Barbados, circa 1880
Property from a Martha's Vineyard Collection
Two Fine Shellwork Sailor's Valentines, Probably Barbados, circa 1880

22 January 2021 • New York

Two Fine Shellwork Sailor's Valentines, Probably Barbados, circa 1880
Two Fine Shellwork Sailor's Valentines, Probably Barbados, circa 1880
Two Fine Shellwork Sailor's Valentines, Probably Barbados, circa 1880
Two Fine Shellwork Sailor's Valentines, Probably Barbados, circa 1880
Two Fine Shellwork Sailor's Valentines, Probably Barbados, circa 1880
Two Fine Shellwork Sailor's Valentines, Probably Barbados, circa 1880
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Two Fine Shellwork Sailor's Valentines, Probably Barbados, circa 1880

Estimate:

3,000 - 5,000 USD

Property from a Martha's Vineyard Collection

Two Fine Shellwork Sailor's Valentines, Probably Barbados, circa 1880

Two Fine Shellwork Sailor's Valentines, Probably Barbados, circa 1880

Estimate:

3,000 - 5,000 USD

Current bid:

4,000

USD

(25 bids, reserve met)

Lot closes:

Lot closes:

1 day, 12 hours

1 day, 12 hours

January 22, 03:59 PM (GMT)

January 22, 03:59 PM (GMT)

Description

Property from a Martha's Vineyard Collection

Two Fine Shellwork Sailor's Valentines

Probably Barbados

circa 1880


each consisting of octagonal shadow box frames with glass, one with an eight-sided star decoration with a circular star decoration at its center with the slogan WITH LOVE, the other with a heart design at the center within a circular design with three roses and a triangular-patterned border

Height 8 5/8 in. by Width 17 1/2 in. (opened, the first); Height 9 3/4 in. by Width 19 1/8 in. (opened, the second)

Condition report

Each with some shells that are loose. One with hinge that is broken off and would benefit from re-securing. One with latch, one lacking latch. Overall find condition.

 

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Provenance

Hyland Granby, Hyannis Port, Massachusetts