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    Sale 12247

    The English Collector: English Furniture, Clocks and Portrait Miniatures

    17 November 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 156

    A QUEEN ANNE ROLLED-PAPER RELIEF COAT-OF-ARMS

    EARLY 18TH CENTURY

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    A QUEEN ANNE ROLLED-PAPER RELIEF COAT-OF-ARMS
    EARLY 18TH CENTURY
    Set in an ebonised glazed case, with the arms of Saunders impaling Gorley, of Sutton, Yorkshire
    21 x 19. in. (53 x 48 cm.) overall


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    Rolled paper items were made using the technique of 'quilling' in which the paper was rolled around feather quills before being painted and gilded, giving the impression of metal filigree. The subject is covered in detail in C. Battison, '"Natural Born Quillers" - Conservation of Paper Quills on the Sarah Siddons Plaque Frames', Victoria & Albert Museum Conservation Journal, April 1999, Issue 27.
    A similar rolled paper coat-of-arms is in the collection of the British Museum (no 12523001001).

    Provenance

    A West Country Tradition: Avon Antiques Bradford-upon-Avon, Wiltshire, Christie's, London, 21 May 2009, lot 159.