Fine Quality Bois Durci Prince Albert Medallion 4.5'' Great Condition No Res
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Fine Quality Bois Durci Prince Albert Medallion 4.5'' Great Condition No Res:
This genuine Victorian medallion measures 115mm (4.5'') across x 6mm (.25'') thick at the edge and weighs 117 grams. It is a Royal profile of Prince Albert, Queen Victoria's husband and it is widely attributed to the French artist Lepage and dates to around 1860. It is clearly marked to the reverse Bois Durci which was a process invented in around 1855 and involved powdered hardwood, glue and and a great deal of pressure applied to a heated steel die.This looks like an early pressing as the detail of the facial features is exceptionally good. It is in great condition with no repairs and a very fine piece of Royal Victoriana using a patent method that had pretty much disappeared by the 1880's.
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