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- Subject: Re: Eggshells
- From: Peter Verheyen <pdverhey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 30 Sep 1998 14:49:07 -0400
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Jean Dunand (I think that's how it's spelled was a French
artists/craftsman who collaborated with Schmied on an number of
laquer/eggshell panels which were incorpoarted into bindings. Syracuse has
one of them and it's exquisite. A similar one was sold at auction for A
LOT of $$$. Abrams published a book about him and his work which I have.
More recently, David Brock a binder now in the Bay area used the technique
on a binding he did for the 1992 Guild of Book Workers exhibit Fine
Printers Finely Bound Too.
Peter Verheyen, Listowner: Book_Arts-L
On Wed, 30 Sep 1998, Joyce Jenkins wrote:
> "Eggshell--Crushed eggshell adhered to the cover of a binding and then
> lacquered. Popular in the early 20th century."
> Huh? That is a quote from ABC of Bookbinding by Jane Greenfield,
> Oak Knoll/Loyns Press, 1998. Did they really use eggshells? Were they
> crushed real fine and then stuck onto a surface? Leather or cloth? It
> seemed so strange I just wondered if any one has every seen one or done
> one and what it was like.