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Writing pad

1921.253 (RS193156)

Description

Japanned writing pad. Front cover is decorated with a multi colored floral bouquet of roses, tulips, and bluebells on a gold ground. Scrolling foliate leaf pattern frames the central design. One pearlized button in each corner. Back cover is black with a single floral bouquet painted in gold in the center. Back cover is missing a button from the bottom right corner. Interior lined with paper printed with repeating scences of pagodas, swans, birds, and boats in gold on a yellow ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1890
Material
japanning
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Written Communication T&E
Descriptive terms
japanning
Pad, Writing
paper (fiber product)
Papier Mache
portfolios (containers)
writing boards (tablets)
Dimensions
12 x 9 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1921.253
Credit Line
Gift of William Sumner Appleton
GUSN
29366

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