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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.
NOT FOR SALE,
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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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(c)1985-2011 All original designs and photographs shown herein are and copyright protected.
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