Cased sailor’s valentine

Cased sailor's valentine

Late 19th c. Cased Sailor’s Valentine, octagonal single panel shellcraft work with central mermaid and palm tree surrounded by scallop shells and sliced spirals decorated with small clam shells, on a background of multi-colored clam shells, in wooden case with glass cover, 2″ high, 15 1/4″ diam. Sold for $2,100 at auction. (Photo courtesy Thomaston Place Auction Galleries)