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 Watercolor Paint box

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Watercolor Paint & Palettes.

 
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items are shown for historical interest -and are not for sale and
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 RARE EARLY 1800's ARTIST'S WATERCOLOR PAINT BOX

This handsome fiddle back mahogany box opens to reveal its' rare treasures: a very early, R Ackerman large watercolor set , fully fitted out for a professional artist in amazingly fine condition for its age. - around 1827

Early Sets with space for 18 blocks of color like this are rare.
 
 
Some are nearly a crisp as the day they were made!
 
There is also a very early bottle of a powdered pigment still an amazing brilliant red.
It has a red wax seal on the top with a partial mark of R Ackerman 191 Regent Street. Early marked pigment bottles are almost un heard of to be found, and this one serves to date this box at this early date..
In addition to the paint this rare large professional set includes:
  • Two porcelain pallets in very good condition, some light crazing and small chips.
  • A stunning water glass with a star burst design in very good condition.( light wear and a small chip)
  • Also included are various drawing & painting supplies : An early pencil that is very thin , pen nibs, a red sealing stick, several later brushes, a charcoal holder, bits of conte crayons & charcoal
  • The period key works the fine brass lock. It also has its original brass pin to lock the bottom drawer in place while traveling.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 RARE EARLY 1800's ARTIST'S WATERCOLOR PAINT BOX

This handsome fiddle back mahogany box opens to reveal its' rare treasures: a very early, R Ackerman large watercolor set , fully fitted out for a professional artist in amazingly fine condition for its age. - around 1827

Early Sets with space for 18 blocks of color like this are rare. This set comes with 22 blocks of color.
 
Eleven blocks marked R. Ackermann..Two more have a similar crest but are not marked with any name.
 
The other Nine of the 19th century paint blocks are by other makers, some marked with maker & some not. Four of these blocks are extra to the 18 slots and do not show in photos.
 
One paint block is 1/2 used others are lightly used. One is a smaller R. Ackerman block with the name on the front
Some of the blocks have nicks , cracks or crumbled but intact. .Some are nearly a crisp as the day they were made!
 
There is also a very early bottle of a powdered pigment still an amazing brilliant red.
It has a red wax seal on the top with a partial mark of R Ackerman 191 Regent Street. Early marked pigment bottles are almost un heard of to be found, and this one serves to date this box at this early date..
In addition to the paint this rare large professional set includes:
  • Two porcelain pallets in very good condition, some light crazing and small chips.
  • A stunning water glass with a star burst design in very good condition.( light wear and a small chip)
  • Also included are various drawing & painting supplies : An early pencil that is very thin , pen nibs, a red sealing stick, several later brushes, a charcoal holder, bits of conte crayons & charcoal
  • The period key works the fine brass lock. It also has its original brass pin to lock the bottom drawer in place while traveling.
An unexpected bonus to be found in the bottom drawer are several drawings by the original owner. One nude female, two portraits.
It measures 9 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 3 1/4. This box has patina from use, some scratches, nicks and the protective ebony banding on the top edge of the box has some cracks. There are paint stains here and there. All serve to give it authentic patina for a majestic box of tools of the trade, lovingly used by the artist.
 
 
 
 
 
NOT FOR SALE

 

 
 
As with any modern professional artist's paints, they may contain harmful substances. These should be handled with care. They are not for use by children.
 
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