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Victorian papier maché & mother of pearl plaque by Jennens & Bettridge

Victorian papier maché & mother of pearl plaque by Jennens & Bettridge


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Organics: Lacquer: Pre 1900: Item # 1348115
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Papier maché and mother of pearl plaque depicting the romantic ruins of medieval Llanthony Priory in Wales. Probably part of a Victorian portrait case and made by Jennens & Bettridge around 1840. Jennens (sometimes Jennings) and Bettridge, originally based in Birmingham, were famous for their beautiful papier maché products and had stores in New York and Paris as well. Their mother of pearl inlay was covered with tinted varnish as to create an iridescent effect. The back paper displays a variation of the alga pattern so much en vogue in the 1830’s and 40’s. A wooden frame has been added in the early 20th century. Width including frame "9 ¾ / 24,5 cm, height "6 ½ / 17 cm. Condition: some wear, consisting with age.
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