A small set of drawing instruments: Italian in origin and early 19th-century in date. The maker of the set is very likely Carlo Bordogna working in Milan. This attribution is based on a very similar Bordogna set shown in Hambly’s DRAWING INSTRUMENTS (1988, plate XVIII) and another sold on this site ( search “Bordogna” on Fleaglass). Case is leather covered with gilded border decoration. There is a label with illegible writing on the bottom of the case. Length of case: 6″ or 15 cm.
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