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May 17, 2003

Bargain of the Day: cross made from shells

by Feòrag

eBay UK has a different class of religious tat than its American sibling. In particular, the British site has tat from years gone by, like this VICTORIAN SHELL ART CROSS ON WOOD. As you might expect, the descriptions are somewhat restrained, and no miracles are promised:

This item is typical of the rustic Victorian interest in nature,and the use of shells as decoration for different objects. It is a wooden cross covered with sea shells which have then been varnished. A few shells are missing but could easily be slotted in, a few shells are cracked but this does not detract from the beauty of this piece of folk history. Shells are typical of those found in most English coastal areas. Approx 31cm high and 20cm across base.

With six days to go, the bidding currenly stands at a tenner.

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