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Shell Urns (Set of Two)

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Shell Urns (Set of Two)

Maker: Maker unknown (England)

Date: 1840-1860
Medium: Shells (coquillage), blown glass, walnut
Dimensions:
Overall: 35 1/2 x 18in. (90.2 x 45.7cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Arnold Gingrich
Object number: 60.108.1-2
Label Text
Although seashells were commonly used for women's ornamental fancy work, the uniformity and size of this set indicate commercial production. Close examination reveals a vast array of shells in the assemblage and discloses how the addition of paint heightens the impression of realism.