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Antique Victorian Betjemann's Jasperware Book Slide c.1880

Antique Victorian Betjemann\ Sold
Ref: 07643
Price: £ 0.00
This is a high quality antique Victorian Coromandel adjustable book slide with oval blue Wedgwood Jasperware plaques and it...

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This is a high quality antique Victorian Coromandel adjustable book slide with oval blue Wedgwood Jasperware plaques and it is wonderfully decorated with stupendous gilt brass filigree mounts.

This amazing book slide was retailed by Lester & Son of Newcastle-on-Tyne and bears their engraved brass plaque.

It was made by the renowned maker of patented mechanisms, Betjemann's of Pentonville Road, London, and bears their engraved name and patent number 2414.


Condition:

In excellent condition having been beautifully restored in our workshops
,two side mounts are missing,  please see photos for confirmation.

Our reference: 07643

Betjemann & Sons
From 1859, based at 36-40 Pentonville Road, London, George Betjemann amd his two sons took the art of cabinet, box and book slide making to new heights. They specialised in designs for operating the way that different compartments in vanity boxes opened and also he sprung system for book slides.

Jasperware,
or jasper ware, is a type of stoneware first developed by Josiah Wedgwood, although some authorities have described it as a type of porcelain. It is noted for its matte finish and is produced in a number of different colours, of which the best known is a pale blue that has become known as 'Wedgwood Blue'. "Jasper" in this context refers to the mineral of that name.

Wedgwood's main designs are jasperware and black basalt. Many of the Wedgwood designs were based on the art of making cameo glass and on the looks of The Portland Vase.
 

Coromandel wood or Calamander wood
is a valuable wood from IndiaSri Lanka  and South East Asia. It is of a hazel-brown color, with black stripes (or the other way about), very heavy and hard. It is also known as Macassar Ebony or variegated ebony and is closely related to genuine ebony, but is obtained from different species in the same genus; one of these is Diospyros quaesita Thwaites, from Sri Lanka. The name Calamander comes from the local sinhalese name, 'kalu-medhiriya', which means dark chamber; referring to the characteristic ebony black wood.

Coromandel wood has been logged to extinction over the last 2 to 3 hundred years and is no longer available for new work in any quantity. Furniture in coromandel is so expensive and so well looked after that even recycling it is an unlikely source. A substitute, Macassar Ebony, has similar characteristics and to the untrained eye is nearly the same but it lacks the depth of colour seen in genuine Coromandel.

 

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