Sunday, April 13, 2008

The Masquerade

The Masquerade or Le Bal masque is a circa 1850 German-made boxed set with four paper and seventeen double-sided masquerade costumes, with accompanying heads with variations on coiffure and head-dress. The vibrant lithography is enhanced with egg-wash luster. Applied paper litho on box cover depicts characters adorned in nine of the costumes found in the set. The title is printed in three languages. Marked “Bei F. Fechner in Guben.”

Thanks to Sheryl Jaeger for allowing us to share these photos and notes from her archive.

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