Shell

Date

1855-1900

GUSN

GUSN-4320

Description

Shallow, squat conch-type shell of type used for cameos; salmon, pink and white tones throughout; probably collected in Victorian period for use as decoration or doorstop.

Details

Descriptive Terms

shell (animal material)
shell (animal material)
Shell
SHELL

Associated Building

Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

USA

Object Type

Animal Artifact

Dimensions

6.5 x 5 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler

Accession Number

1977.622