PO Box 518 Mitcham Shopping Centre, Torrens Park, South Australia, 5062, Australia
Monday - Friday 9 AM - 5 PM
|Dimensions (cm)||14.0 x 8.3|
|Imperfections||See detailed photos|
|Age/Year of Manufacture||Late 19th Century|
|Restoration Options||None offered|
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A most unusual antique hand painted and decorated giant fresh water mussel shell depicting a French flagged, twin funnel, steamship and a terracotta figure of a fishmonger's wife reclining on a bed of fish nets. Fine shell grit and a few small common sea shells complete the seaside backdrop. Dimensions are 14.0 x 8.3 cm (5½" x 3¼"), not including the brass ring for hanging.
The shell itself is from the Velesunio species of fresh water mussels which can be found in the rivers of Eastern Australia.