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M213d Botanical device 1818 - closeup mirror image

M213d Botanical device 1818 - closeup mirror image

These laid moulds have a fine "botanical" watermark although I cannot identify what it represents. The watermark also has the apparent date 1818 (although the moulds were made by E Amies & Son in 1901) and the additional numerals 8988. I am very confused what these numerals indicate. Nevertheless these are very attractive moulds in very good condition having been very little used. This may suggest that they were made for a limited edition book (or series) with a very specific dimensional requirement that was not available with existing moulds.

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