Arrangement of shells set to look like flowers within a glass dome

Victorian flowers
Arrangement of shells set to look like flowers within a glass dome: base in ebony.

England

1835 ca.

29 x 19 x 47 cm.

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“Sketch portrait of Mrs Moody, 1786” by George Romney (1734 – 1802)

Vangelli Gallery, London.

Vangelli Gallery, London.

George Romney (26 December 1734 – 15 November 1802)

“Sketch portrait of  Mrs Moody, 1786” (written on the back in pencil)

On the back, over a “P. & D. Colnaghi & Co. Ltd.” card it bears:

Portrait of a lady seated, holding dog & letter
Drawing in pen, bistre & grey wash by George Romney (1734-1802)”

On top of that there is square card depicting Athena, Hercules
and two flying putti and the words: “”Ex Thesauro W. Graham””

It also has a catalogue number: “T5949