pounce pot sander

Pounce Pot / Sander



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Rare Lignum Vitae pounce pot C1750s.
Pounce was used to dress the unsized writing surface of paper to stop ink bleeding, or to de-grease parchment (animal skin).
Made of finely ground powder, gum-sandarac or rosin for paper and ground pumice or crushed cuttlefish bones for parchment.
Excess powder was returned to the pot, hence the concave top.
Later when the surface quality of paper improved the pounce pot or sander was used as a pre-cursor to blotting paper. In this case chalk was used to dry the ink.
Blotting paper was produced on a commercial scale from mid-nineteenth century.
Approx 72mm diameter x 86mm tall.
Excellent condition (see pic 4 and 5).

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Internal Ref: AOR/6586A

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