C Taylor watermarked handmade antique paper 1700s
C Taylor watermarked handmade antique paper 1700s
C Taylor watermarked handmade antique paper 1700s
C Taylor watermarked handmade antique paper 1700s
C Taylor watermarked handmade antique paper 1700s
C Taylor watermarked handmade antique paper 1700s
C Taylor watermarked handmade antique paper 1700s
C Taylor watermarked handmade antique paper 1700s
C Taylor 'GR' - 1700s
C Taylor 'GR' - 1700s

C Taylor 'GR' - 1700s

Regular price £24.00

HISTORY

The Taylors were an 18th century papermaking family based in and around around Kent, England.

Clement Taylor died in 1776 having worked Poll Mill, just upriver from Turkey Mill and Basted Mill where he apprenticed his sons John, James, George and Clement (jr). 

After his death his sons took over the mills which included Basted, Poll, Upper Tolvil and Old Mill in Hollingbourne which was rented to him by Whatman.

The Paper - Taylor

These papers watermarked as 'C Taylor' were either made by Clement (sr) prior to 1776 at Poll Mill or Clement (jr) at Upper Tovil Mill or Old Mill, Hollingbourne. 

The GR watermark refers to King George III, George Rex (1738 - 1820). It was a watermark found in papers produced in this era to show that they were of a high enough quality for printing and publishing work.

The exact date of manufacture is unknown but we estimate it to have been produced somewhere after 1776 and into the 1790s. 

Watermarks  

Sheet #1 - C Taylor

Sheet #2 - A crown atop a shield containing a Fleur de Lis with a GR monogram below.

Size

375 x 235 mm, 14 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches

Condition

Heavily mottled with some foxing.  

Weight

Approximately 125 gsm

Surface

Laid (the laid lines are 1 inch apart)