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Subject: Tacks


From: Charlotte Seifen <cseifen>
Date: Saturday, January 29, 1994
During the recent examination of a painting I noticed a small, 1 cm
in diameter, round metal "tack" placed into the right, bottom
tacking margin with "Oakville No. 10" embossed into its head.  The
shank of the tack is made from a long, thin section of the head,
which has been punched out, rolled,  and bent 90 degrees.  The
painting is a 17th century Northern Italian work.  I suspect this
tack may be a means of identification, perhaps from an auction
house? etc.

Has anyone come across anything similar?
I would appreciate any information about this curiosity.

Charlotte Seifen
Painting Conservator
Balboa Art Conservation Center

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:42
                Distributed: Wednesday, February 2, 2000
                       Message Id: cdl-13-42-028
Received on Saturday, 29 January, 1994

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