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Inventory no. 52444 - Former Display Label

Italian SET of DRAWING INSTRUMENTS
Early 16th century

Steel damascened with gold and silver; the inner surfaces of the instruments are gilt; in 19th century leather-covered case. Unsigned and undated. Probably Milanese work.

Includes: a casket containing ink-wells and pounce-box (on the top of the lid of the casket, the damascening has been obliterated and a thin slab of green marble added); two pairs of dividers of the type known as maƮtre de danse; a graduated folding rule; combined dividers and graduated folding rule (?French measure); proportional dividers (1:1 & 1:4); a pair of dividers; a pair of compasses for use with ink; a pencil or charcoal holder; a pair of compasses for use with pencil or charcoal; and a grip (? for holding vellum or paper when writing).

From the Stowe, Drake and Arnold Collections.

Exhibited at the Special Exhibition of Works of Art, South Kensington, June 1862 (cat. no. 6593).

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Lewis Evans Collection

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