This is a most unusual Victorian Shell item. It is a small red brick house with a coin slot. The dormer window has "Savings Bank" written in the arch. The box is cardboard. The sides are printed red brick with windows, flower boxes, and door in the the front and back. There is a chimney. The room is covered in sea shells. There is a line of shells at the base of the house. The lid does not open. The box measures 3" x 4" x 4" tall. This box dates to the late 1800's. It is in remarkable condition. I recently purchased a collection of shell items that are all in excellent condition. The white spot on the lid of first photo was a missing shell. This shell has been replaced.
Item ID: 1638-1
Large INVENTORY, Prints, Paintings, Flow Blue China, Staffordshire, Transferware, Majolica, Tins
I have just returned from a buying trip. Watch for fresh listings as I continue to add items to clearance sale.