Fossil Argonaut Seashells

Artist/Collection: Sowerby, George
Product Code: 400
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Fossil Argonaut Seashells

Vintage art by George Sowerby showing a collection of fossil argonaut and ammonite seashells.

Shell collecting was a popular 18th and 19th century pastime. During this era of exploration, shells from exotic lands were eagerly sought by collectors and the genteel classes to fill their curiosity cabinets. In addition to their use in jewelry and as tools, shells were once commonly used as money on almost every continent.

This is a fine art print of a lithograph made in the early 1800s by George Sowerby.

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