Rare Antique Paoletti Opere di Vari Autori Grand Tour 19 Plaster Seals in Book. A rare secret book case containing a collection of 19 plaster intaglio seals made by Paoletti, one of the most famous and finest Italian makers of these grand tour pieces. Dating circa 1820, these seals are rare enough to find on their own never mind a collection housed in one of the fantastic books.
The collection is housed in a secret book which has a lovely marbled cover. There are 19 seals which are written up on the inside panels of the book case. Each seal is wrapped with gold leaf edging and has a number around the edge which corresponds to the description.One side is full, the back side only has a two remaining with spaces were the others would have been. The spine of the book is marked PAOLETTI IMPRONTE OPERE DI VARI AUTORI. The seals vary in size from the largest being 60 x 55mm to the smallest at 23 x 19mm.
The book case measures 25 x 16cm and 4cm deep. The general condition is very good considering its nearly 200 years old with some general surface dirt to the seals.One seal in the bottom right corner has been broken and repaired. The book is in good condition for its age with commensurate surface wear and corner bumps and wear to edge of the spine. The item "Rare Antique Paoletti Opere di Vari Autori Grand Tour 19 Plaster Seals in Book" is in sale since Wednesday, July 4, 2018.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts". The seller is "vintageempire2014" and is located in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.