Art Deco wedge-shaped stamp wetter, 1948.

Art Deco wedge-shaped stamp wetter, 1948.
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm


Designed by Charles Boyton for John Dickinson and Co Ltd of England, this object was part of a larger set known as Carvacraft. Semi-circular and made of imitation amber Catalin, the trade name for a cast phenol formaldehyde resin, it has a square hollow in the middle and stepped curves decorate the sides. The production of desk accesories was a popular use for plastics, even in the earliest days of the industry when gutta percha and bois durci were used.

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