30 January 2008
A 19th century double octagonal sailor's valentine with "Home Again" in shellwork
within a hinged mahogany frame with latch, decorated with a variety of shells, on the left a circular motif with a heart at the center, and on the right, a circular repeating pattern with "Home Again" spelled out in the center.
9 1/8 x 18¼ in. (23.2 x 46.4 cm.) open.
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