Writing pad

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

1850-1890

GUSN

GUSN-29366

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

Descriptive Terms

writing boards (tablets)
portfolios (containers)
paper (fiber product)
japanning
Papier Mache
Pad, Writing

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Written Communication T&E

Dimensions

12 x 9 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of William Sumner Appleton

Accession Number

1921.253