- Rowney Antique
- Artists watercolor
- This fine antique watercolor box by
G. Rowney was made around 1880-1890
- The label is particularly
colorful in the Victorian fashion.
- Rowney labels
of this time were the most colorful and their watercolour boxes
are quite popular for that reason
- The paint tray has 14 slots for fine
watercolor paint blocks.
- There are total
of 18 paint blocks with the box
- This box has a
several of worn blocks that appear to be Rowney and
- the rest are various
other makes from the late 1800's .
- Many of the antique
paint blocks are nearly whole while others are used.
- In addition there
partial piece a Chinese ink stick in a glass mixing bowl on the
left side of the box.
- The rectangular
pallette fits the box perfectly and is a Rowney Pallet of the
time. - See below
- It has some crazing
and a few small chips but in good overall condition.
- There are two round porcelain palettes
in the bottom drawer , one with the Rowney name on the back.
- In the top there
is a water glass,these probably being later additions.
- In addition there are:
- The Brass Key that works
- The original pin that
holds the bottom drawer close.
- There are two brushes
probably newer than the box.
- There is a nib and a few
pieces of conte' crayon.
- On the bottom
the previous owner has written "Leslie Russell"
- This is a wonderful
Victorian Paint kit with two trays the paint and the pallet that
lift out to reveal storage space for pencils and supplies.
- The bottom drawer
opens to reveal several items and is a good place to store small
- The whole outer
box is made of solid Mahogany- the inside is fitted with boxwood.
- There are some
ink stains on the top of the box and a few paint stains here
and there inside; all lending authentic character to this over
100 year old antique.
- A beautiful Trade
card in the top of the box is one of the moste colorful of any
in the late 1800's
- A great piece
of art history & a wonderful gift for an artist!
- Everything is
as shown in photos.
- It measures 9 1/2 inch
wide x 7 1/4 Deep x 3 7/8 high.
- This box has patina from
use, some scratches, nicks
- The paletts have crazing
and a few nicks but still in good shape.
- Some paint blocks are
nearly whole, a few partial blocks etc. they show patina of age,
cracks and there The protective ebony banding on the top edge
of the box is all there but has some cracks.
- There are paint stains
here and there. All serve to give it authentic patina for a majestic
box lovingly used by the artist.
There are no returns
allowed. Please study photos carefully. Contact us if you have
further questions before buying.
- As with any
modern professional artist's paints, they may contain harmful
substances. These should be handled with care. They are not for
use by children.
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