A superb papier mache blotter in almost unused condition with a fine oil painting of Alnwick Castle. C.1850.
Superb papier mache blotter with oil painting of Alnwick Castle
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A really superb papier mache blotter with an oil painting of Alnwick Castle on the front. The blotter is made of Papier mache and the entire front is taken up with a great landscape oil painting of Alnwick Castle in Northumberland. The painting is superb and some of the best I have ever seen on papier mache. The whole is in excellent condition throughout, it is almost as if the blotter was never used. The papier mache is protected when in use by mother of pearl studs in the four corners both front and back. The interior is lined in red moire silk and the blotter pages are all original. The detail is wonderful, the two papier mache sections are united by the most superb tooled and gilded leather.
A truly top level piece of papier mache which is in excellent condition. A similar example with a view of Saint Chad’s Cathedral Birmingham in the Victorian and Albert museum collections is by Jennens and Bettridge which makes it very likely this is by the same. C.1850.
Overall sizes in inches:
9 1/4 wide
|Dimensions||30.5 × 23.5 × 2 cm|