manufacturer: unknown

circa 1859
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portrait medallion, circular relief panel - Garibaldi in 1855 in France, Charles Le Page patented the technique called bois durci. A mixture of rosewood sawdust, animal blood and water is heated and dried and then pressed into moulds. The result is an object that looks like carved ebony but that can be made more cheaply and quickly than by any hand method.
Maker and role
manufacturer: unknown
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Production date
circa 1859
Media description
Bois durci
dia 110 x 7 mm
Measurement details
height: 110mm
width: 7mm
Credit line
Foundation Collection, 1989
Project credit line
This digital record has been made available on TJC Collection Online through a significant donation from the OPENING DOORS fund, the generous support of The Friends of The Johnston Collection, and Digitisation Champion Christine Bell
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