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Bookmark No.1023
This bookmark was made in England. It is a piece of Tunbridge Ware. "Tunbridge ware is a form of decoratively inlaid woodwork characteristic of the spa town of Tunbridge Wells in Kent in the 18th and 19th centuries. The decoration typically comprises a mosaic of many very small pieces of different coloured woods that form a pictorial vignette. Shaped rods and slivers of wood were first carefully glued together, then cut into many thin slices of identical pictorial veneer with a fine saw. Elaborately striped and feathered bandings for framing were pre-formed in a similar fashion." The date is 1880 - 1900.
This bookmark was made in England. It is a piece of Tunbridge Ware. "Tunbridge ware is a form of decoratively inlaid woodwork characteristic of the spa town of Tunbridge Wells in Kent in the 18th and 19th centuries. The decoration typically comprises a mosaic of many very small pieces of different coloured woods that form a pictorial vignette. Shaped rods and slivers of wood were first carefully glued together, then cut into many thin slices of identical pictorial veneer with a fine saw. Elaborately striped and feathered bandings for framing were pre-formed in a similar fashion." The date is 1880 - 1900.
Materials:
Wood
Materials:
Tunbridgeware
Origin:
England
Date:
1881 - 1900
Size:

1/2 x 5 13/16 in
1.3 x 14.7 cm

Value:
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