• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 5977

    Christie's Interiors

    20 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 160

    A GROUP OF FOURTEEN EDWARDIAN SHELL-WORK SOUVENIR DIORAMAS

    EARLY 20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A GROUP OF FOURTEEN EDWARDIAN SHELL-WORK SOUVENIR DIORAMAS
    EARLY 20TH CENTURY
    EACH WITH A CHROMOLITHOGRAPH, MOUNTED WITH SHELLS AND SEAWEED AND ENCASED BENEATH CONVEX GLASS FRAMES AND WITHIN CONCENTRIC SHELL BORDERS, VARIOUS SHAPES AND SIZES
    THE LARGEST - 11 IN. (28 CM.) DIAMETER (14)


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