WOODEN

[Antique china, furniture and silverware.] Notebook containing a mixture of illustrations on silk and card, with printed and manuscript descriptions.

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[Antique china, furniture and silverware; antiques; Victorian and Edwardian collecting]
Publication details: 
[English: late Victorian or Edwardian.] In album with label on front pastedown of Hatton & Son, Law and General Stationers, Booksellers & Binders, 81 Chancery Lane, London, W.C.
£150.00

70pp, on thirty-six leaves of a worn 16.5 x 10.5 late-Victorian album, bound in black cloth. An additional seven pages at the end of the volume carry an index, divided into 'China', 'Furniture' and 'Silver Pages'. In fair condition, aged and worn. The compiler is unidentified. The first nineteen pages of the volume carry a total of thirty-six 5.5 x 3.5 cm silk labels, each with a coloured illustration of an item of porcelain (from 'Astbury' to 'Zurich'), with the manufacturer's name and marks beneath, each accompanied by a strip of paper carrying a caption printed in blue.

Victorian silhouette portraits of Shakespeare and Scott, cut from wood and laid down on a specially-designed printed background, captioned 'The profile is produced in an ordinary lathe, by the common process of turning by <ACW?>'.

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[ACW?] [Victorian wooden silhouettes of Shakespeare and Scott']
Victorian silhouette portraits of Shakespeare and Scott
Publication details: 
Undated [Circa 1860?].
£56.00
Victorian silhouette portraits of Shakespeare and Scott

In brown wood. Both profiles looking leftwards; with that on the left ('SHAKESPEARE') 4 x 3 cm; and that on the left ('SCOTT') 5 x 3.5 cm. Each within a specially-designed printed oval frame, with Shakespeare's consisting of two red roses with thorns, and that of Scott consisting of two thistles with thorns. The caption is placed towards the bottom between the two portraits. The monogram of the individual or firm responsible appears to read 'ACW'.

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