Vintage sailor valentine
Explore a Victorian merchant's house with its period furniture and beautiful paintings. Visit the Merseyside Maritime Museum website. Notify me of new posts via email. The valentine was not only a love symbol and keepsake but also a collection of natural objects or curios from far off lands. Lori's Antiques Appraisals Event. Hearts, roses and phrases, such as "Love the giver," "I'm glad to be home" and "A present from Barbados" proliferate.
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Traditional Sailor Valentine made in antique vintage shadow box!
DESPITE UNCERTAIN ORIGINS, SHELL-LADEN `SAILOR'S VALENTINES' ARE RARE AND VALUABLE
According to folklore, Sailors' Valentines had their origins with homesick sailors creating designs as love tokens for their sweethearts at home. He never stopped thinking about women and the love-life he was missing, representing his fantasy by buying a gift he would later lavish on a particular woman. Images are digitally watermarked. By the mids, sea shells were brought back from the Caribbean to Europe and America for use in home display cases. A loved one's name or a love poem would be spelled out in colorful and interesting seashells including cowrie shells, scallop shells and sea creatures like starfish, etc. The Titanic, life at sea and Liverpool's port.
Sailor's Valentines | Dr. Lori Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser
Bob's new book offers tips and step-by- step instructions for simple maintenance and restoration of common antiques. Visit the International Slavery Museum website. Even the glass which covered the box was in good condition. They say it was natives, particularly those in Bridgetown, Barbados, who made the valentines and sold them to the sailors as souvenirs, notes Christopher Bensch, curator of the Strong Museum in Rochester, N. Contemporary Sailors' Valentines A handful of artists still produce these marvelous fancy works.
The craft project helped the sailor pass the time while at sea. They say it was natives, particularly those in Bridgetown, Barbados, who made the valentines and sold them to the sailors as souvenirs, notes Christopher Bensch, curator of the Strong Museum in Rochester, N. Hear the untold stories of enslaved people and learn about historical and contemporary slavery. Through research and examination, they found that most of the shells came from the same West Indies Island, with similar designs and workmanship. Download our Decorative Periods and Styles Chart.