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A 550 year old ghost of a unicorn survives in this piece of paper unused since it was hand made with watermark around 1460

Leonardo DaVinci & Michelangelo used this kind of paper:
Chain laid papers c 1560 with watermarks -
These sheets are believed to be from a mill in Fabriano, Italy
 
They could be also have been made by another northern Italian paper maker, possibly Cartiera Magnani - which was known for their fine custom watermarks.
 
 
All are from a group of blank paper salesman samples originally sewn together in a folio. They may be from one paper mill or several. The chain lines on all sheets are very similar but watermarks vary.
 
The fine detail of the watermark may indicate a later date.
If anyone knows resource for confirming watermark, maker and date please contact me.

    Presently being donated to The National Gallery of Art

    Department of Conservation Paper Sample Collection

    In Memory of Ronald M. Bodoh

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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These sheets are believed to be Italian,
possibly Fabriano chain laid papers c 1560 with watermarks
 
 
 
All are from a group of blank paper salesman samples originally nested & sewn together in a folio. They may be from one paper mill or several. The chain lines are very similar.
 
The fine detail of the watermark may indicate a later date.
If anyone knows resource for confirming watermark, maker and date please contact me.
NOT FOR SALE,
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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Not all of these are for sale , some are shown for historical interest.
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(c)1985-2011 All original designs and photographs shown herein are and copyright protected.
(c) Copyright 1985- 2011 The Whimsie Studio, Larry Henke, Ronald Bodoh
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