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Engraved wrapper circa 1750

  • Engraved detail of wrapper
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Engraved wrapper circa 1750

Paper Wrapper

  • 18th century paper wrapper with engraved decorative illustration
  • Circa 1750, 159 x 203mm (13 x 11½in)

Q Was this 18th century engraved wrapper used to enclose paper? Are the objects/instruments surrounding the elegant rococo frame a clue to the wrapper’s contents? Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Ephemera - minor transient documents of every day life