victorian watercolour box by winsor newton

Victorian Watercolour Box by Winsor & Newton


| $1,991 USD | €1,694 EUR

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These highly sought-after Victorian paint boxes are particularly a joy to find made by the famous Winsor & Newton. This one dates to around 1870, made from Mahogany, the box is in great shape with an Ebonised edge.
In 1835, Winsor and Newton developed the first moist water colours utilising the moisture-retaining properties of a recently discovered material, glycerine.
The new water colour pans were much simpler and more convenient to use than water colour cakes and quickly earned well-deserved popularity. Artists such as Turner were now able to paint outdoors prolifically in water colour.
Royal recognition came early for Winsor and Newton in the form of appointment as artists' colourmen to Queen Victoria in 1841 and the issuing of the Royal Warrant.
The front has an inlaid escutcheon which houses a replacement working key and there is a flush brass inlaid handle to the front of the drawer.
The brass pin at the front is removed to allow the drawer to be opened.
A beautiful box in excellent condition with minor wear commensurate with age. Everything you see is included in the sale of the box. Measures 9" x 8" x 3".
Item: 41914
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Height = 7.6 cm (3")
Width = 22.9 cm (9")
Depth = 20.3 cm (8")

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