Re: [medieval-leather] Irish Book Satchels
- --- Ron Charlotte <ronch2@...> wrote:
> Based on Mr Waterer's 1968 article from _Medievalhand
> Archaeology_ Volume 12. I'm inclined to go with the
> tooling. James Waterer got to examine these itemsin minute
> detail, and had studied enough of the pressed/molded"Spainish
> Leather" technique that he wouldn't likely pass onefor the
> other.That certainly makes sense and I was inclined to go
more with Water's description in that article because
he got to handle the satchels and knew leatherwork.
> My copies of the photos are pretty clear, and the
> imperfections and asymmetries in the tooling make me
> handwork. Given the years of handling andpreservation, it's
> hard to be absolutely sure, but I don't think thatthere was
> incision work used in this tooling.Thank you, that helps me quite a bit since I'm not
able to see that much detail in the copies of the
pictures that I have.
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