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bookbinder's stamp

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1872,0520.28

  • Description

    Bookbinder's stamp; bronze; pointed oval; deeply engraved with griffin, flat ended spike on back.

  • Date

    • 1150-1250 (circa)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 2.8 centimetres
    • Height: 5.3 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Jan Storm van Leeuwen comments December 2013: probably engraved decoration, for blind tooling. Can be compared with tools in Schmidt-Kunsemuller, perhaps French?

    This was either in Lot 569 or 570 of the Purnell sale. It may have been Lot 268 in the Whincopp sale. If it was, it was found at Orford, Suffolk. JC 15.9.95

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  • Bibliography

    • Alexander & Binski 1987 cat.431 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    1987-1988 6 Nov-6 Mar, London, Royal Academy of Arts, Age of Chivalry: Art in Plantagenet England 1200-1400

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1872

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1872,0520.28

  • Additional IDs

    • OA.31
Bookbinder's stamp; bronze; pointed oval; deeply engraved with gryphon; flat ended spike on back.

Bookbinder's stamp; bronze; pointed oval; deeply engraved with gryphon; flat ended spike on back.

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