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Marbled Paper on auction at Christies

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  • Jake Benson
    A number of items featuring historic marbling have come up for sale at vari= ous auctions at Christies. Aside from teh usual generous supply of rare books,=
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 17, 2004
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      A number of items featuring historic marbling have come up for sale at vari=
      ous
      auctions at Christies. Aside from teh usual generous supply of rare books,=
      i thought
      the follwoing two items were worth noting:

      An 18th century painting from Lucknow India with 2 comb marbled panels in t=
      he
      border:

      http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/search/
      LotDetail.asp?sid=&intObjectID=4246786&SE=CMWCAT04+4455+1615437015+&Q
      R=M+1+0+Aqc0000900+3236++Aqc0000900+&entry=marbled+paper&T=Lot&P=
      &SR=All&MF=&DF=&MT=&DT=&SU=1&RQ=False&AN=1


      Before I mention the next item, I would like to remind everyone that at the=
      Arrowmont
      conference, Nedim Sönmez referred to finding a TELESCOPE wrapped with marb=
      led
      paper. He thought it was among the oldest datable examples found in Europe=
      - even
      older that the alba amicora examples. It was kept with other collectible i=
      tems in curio
      cabinets that featured various travel items and souvenirs. In a sense, the=
      early
      marbled paper brought back by travelers were a form of curious, obscure, "s=
      ouvenir",
      that later developed into what could be called a "fad".

      An 18th century telescope made by George Adams is also up for sale, he happ=
      ened to
      have used marbled apper to attach a label "signing" his work.

      http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/search/
      LotDetail.asp?sid=&intObjectID=4257602&SE=CMWCAT03+3954+1615028187+&Q
      R=M+1+8+Aqc0000900+2912++Aqc0000900+&entry=marbled+paper&T=Lot&P=
      &SR=All&MF=&DF=&MT=&DT=&SU=1&RQ=True&AN=9

      It is VERY hard to see the marbling in the image, as it was proably pale to=
      begin with
      and faded over time.

      Well, if anyone of us is so lucky to have a few thousand dollars to spare, =
      here you go!

      Jake Benson
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