ANTIQUE: Auvergne Moyen 1742
ANTIQUE: Auvergne Moyen 1742
ANTIQUE: Auvergne Moyen 1742
ANTIQUE: Auvergne Moyen 1742
ANTIQUE: Auvergne Moyen 1742
ANTIQUE: Auvergne Moyen 1742
ANTIQUE: Auvergne Moyen 1742

ANTIQUE: Auvergne Moyen 1742

Regular price $182.00

280 year old handmade linen rag European paper.

This beautiful paper is typical of its time - perfect for adding to a collection of for using in fine-art for writing, drawing and printmaking. 

HISTORY

This paper was handmade in Auverge, France in 1742. 

From the 15th - 19th century Auvergne was one of the most important papermaking regions in France. 

The Paper

There are two sheets available indentical except for the watermarks. The sheets are a typical colour for the era - a creamy pinky natural white. 

Paper of this age is typically made from linen rag, to 

Watermarks  

Sheet #1 - Shield & date (1742)

The shield appears to show two creatures, possibly griffens rampant on either side of a person or angel(?), a crown atop and 1742 within an oval underneath

Sheet #2Beal (or Real?) Moyen and Auvergne

Size

14 ⅜ x 9 ½ inches, 365 x 240 mm

Condition

Showing signs of age. This paper was removed from a book, there are sewing holes and slight fold marks in the centre of each page. 

Weight

Approximately 100 gsm

Surface

Laid