Antique Victorian G Rowney Watercolour and Technical Draughtmans Boxed Set c1860 (Code 2805)
A very scarce Victorian period artists combined technical and watercolour set. It is in a campaign style box in burr wood with brass fittings and lock. The lid opens to reveal a tray of watercolour tablets with some further accessories. The tray is labelled for G Rowney & Co and the watercolour tablets are also Rowney and of period. Interestingly there is a Canadian made 'Viceroy' eraser in the tray along with Rowney 'War Drawing' pencils.
This top tray lifts out to reveal technical drawing instruments, it seems likely some are original, some are replacements and there are also gaps. This tray also lifts out to reveal further space below with some more instruments.
The box dates around 1860 and the paint blocks appear to be original Victorian examples. The lock is stamped 'Patent'. A very rare chance to obtain such a set.
See images for general condition and presentation. There is an obvious shrinkage crack across the top of the lid, but the rest of the box is good for the period with the usual wear and minor flaws. I suspect some of the drawing instruments are replacements and there are also gaps. Some of the paint tablets are cracked and have minor damage. Lock working but a little temperamental.
Height: 7 cm ( 2 3/4 inches)
Width: 20 cm ( 8 inches)
Depth: 16 cm ( 6 1/4 inches)
Weight: 1310 grams (before packing).
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