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Wax seals

From: Kirsten Elliott <loopyla8>
Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2001
I am working on a printed document from England in 1786 which has a
red wax seal applied to one corner. Does anybody know what type or
nature of red pigments may have been used in wax seals around this
date? From the literature I have found it seems that it could be a
beeswax seal or a mixture of beeswax and mineral wax, is this
correct? With thanks

Kirsten Elliott
Second Year Student, MA Conservation of Fine Art,
University of Northumbria at Newcastle, England

                  Conservation DistList Instance 15:38
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Received on Tuesday, 13 November, 2001

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