Antique 19th century Victorian English papier mache / japanned letter holder / notebook with mother of pearl inlay depicting a garden complete with water fountain on the left. It is unmarked but we have seen similar items described as made by Jennens & Bettridge, the premier manufacturers of papier mache wares active in the 1815 to 1864 period. Jennens & Bettridge where Royal Papier Mache Manufacturers and had stores in London, Paris and New York. Papier Mache was invented in Birmingham, not in France as the name may imply. J&B invented the mother of pearl inlay process that give papier mache its jewel-like appearance. In good used condition with small losses and imperfections as shown. Shipped fully insured with tracking number.
Measurements: 9" by 6" by 3/8" approximately folded.
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