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Fabulous Brass Rubbing of Lady ANN HERWARD In Wimple -1485 - Norfolk
We have a number of really great BRASS RUBBINGS that we are now listing. These were rubbed from brass tomb plates in a number of ancient English Churches in the 1960's and earlier. Many Churches in England have now banned the rubbing of brasses due to damage and wear problems so old quality brass rubbings have become very collectible. When you pause to consider the 'Rubbers' knelt for hours on stone floors in cold and damp Churches to do these rubbings, the unique and historical importance of the work, plus the wonderful decorative value of these, the prices they go for is really wonderful value for money. This is LADY ANN HERWARD interred in 1485 at ALDBOROUGH, NORFOLK, and we believe this rubbing was done around the 1950's or possibly considerably earlier. It is a large and most impressive rubbing ...wonderful example of the BUTTERFLY HEADDRESS or WIMPLE of the MEDIEVAL AGE....with the paper size being 30.5" x 14"...imagine this matted and framed....it will make an outstanding & eye catching decorative piece for your home or office.
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Bernard Molloy, Auckland, New Zealand
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