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Lot 33


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Continental, 18th century, hand-colored engravings. Both of flowering plants and insects, one with a bird (impression: 20.1" height, 15.3" width), the other with two deer (impression: 19.75"height, 15.9" width). Both sheets framed between two pieces of glass and bear multiple watermarks, including the "Strasbourg Lily" and a "W" with additional water markings. Multiple ink stamps verso as well including a large crown mark flanked by "G" and "R", over "Duty Charged on Paper Stained - 4", as well as "Account Taken First" wrapped around a crown. Frames: 25.5" height, 21" width

  • Condition: Light foxing throughout with a bit more foxing in the outer margins. Note that tape to the backside of one seen in the images is tape through a crack in the glass covering the backside.
    One watermark is a fleur-de-lis over a shield (Strasbourg Lily) over a "CR".

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