so.. i'm bringing out my collections and photographing them. i love collecting --and viewing other people's collections. i mentioned i would start a collections series, so i guess this is the official start. i decided to begin with one of my favorites. a victorian shell art box, a fishtank, covered with chromolithographs of the sea floor on the sides, and swimming fish inset behind glass on a mercury glass mirror. the top and bottom border of the tank is encrusted with shells of all shapes and sizes. this is by far the most completely whimsical and delightful piece of my small and very cherished collection.