An unusual piece of shell art in wonderful condition. The gondola is a rare form. A big 16" l. by 6.5"h.
Condition is wonderful with the only demerit being a slight skew of the raised back of the gondola.(see images) There are a few drill shell holes in a couple of the shells but I think these were there when it was made. None are missing.
A large Mauchline ware box once used to hold thread. Diameter is 4", height is 2", condition is excellent with some losses and staining to bottom label.Interior label has a wrinkle to the paper and chocking from something blue (thread spools?). See images. Scene is Carisbrooke Castle.