Marbled Paper on auction at Christies
- A number of items featuring historic marbling have come up for sale at vari=
auctions at Christies. Aside from teh usual generous supply of rare books,=
the follwoing two items were worth noting:
An 18th century painting from Lucknow India with 2 comb marbled panels in t=
Before I mention the next item, I would like to remind everyone that at the=
conference, Nedim SÃ¶nmez referred to finding a TELESCOPE wrapped with marb=
paper. He thought it was among the oldest datable examples found in Europe=
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=
marbled paper brought back by travelers were a form of curious, obscure, "s=
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=
have used marbled apper to attach a label "signing" his work.
It is VERY hard to see the marbling in the image, as it was proably pale to=
and faded over time.
Well, if anyone of us is so lucky to have a few thousand dollars to spare, =
here you go!