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The Virtual Museum of Watercolor
Reeves & Sons
Watercolor paint box
dating 1870's-1890's
This Virtual Museum is a collection of photographs
items are shown for historical interest -and are not for sale and
are phisically in various collections throughout the world
Reeves & Sons Watercolor paint box dating 1870's-1890's.

Mahogany box with most of the original equipment lovingly used: the original palette, all its original paint blocks fitting the corresponding labeled slots, and brushes.

All the labels match each other: the colorful box label under the brush section, the label in the bottom of the box, the palette label and the labeled blocks of paint . Marks correspond with the "Reeves and Sons, 113 Cheapside, London. E.C." labeled on the inside of the lid.
This handsome watercolor set was a award/ reward by the Royal Science and Art Department which is stamped on the outside of the box and shows on the label on the inside of the lid.
Awards like this were provided for in the British Education Reform Acts of 1870 - which was a historical advancement in educational reform. These were awarded to students for "good attendance & diligence" Awards were also given to educators.
BRUSH: included is was called a "hair pencil" which we now call a brush. It is a thin handle to which a quill shaft with bristles attached.
A very intriguing and delightful antique!
This would make a fantastic & historical gift for an artist or art collector.
Great effort has been given to honestly and accurately describe and photograph this rare item. Due to the fragile nature of the contents we do not want to risk shipping more than once; therefore returns will not be allowed. Please ask questions and study the photos carefully.
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.
Reeves & Sons palette
in this box















(c)1985-2011 All original designs and photographs shown herein are and copyright protected.
(c) Copyright 1985- 2011 The Whimsie Studio, Larry Henke, Ronald Bodoh
Whimsie studio is a trademark protected name
Antique Reeves & Sons Award paint box with water colors & contents as shown $470
Plus $16 shipping & handling by Insured Priority Mail
signature will be required upon delivery
this ships only in USA 50 states.