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.
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
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 #2 - Beal (or Real?) Moyen and Auvergne
14 ⅜ x 9 ½ inches, 365 x 240 mm
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.
Approximately 100 gsm