ALL ITEMS: 'Marsily-and-Christiansen

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1174Antique porcelain trade card for Antwerp ship chandlers.DetailsMarsily and Christiansen1845
Trade card for Antwerp ship chandlers Marsily and Christiansen
Marsily and Christiansen
$0.00Marsily-and-ChristiansenTrade-card-for-Antwerp-ship-chandlers-Marsily-and-ChristiansenSOLD <br></br> Rare porcelain trade card for Antwerp ship chandlers Marsily and Christiansen. On coated card stock. English text touts " Marine Stores of all descriptions" including: <div class="indenttextblock"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Charts</li> <li>Instruments</li> <li>Sheathing, copper and zinc</li> <li>Sugars</li> <li>Gin</li> <li>Wines for exportation</li> <li>Assortment of fowling pieces and pistols.</li> <li>Chain cables and anchors</li> </ul> </div> The process of coating paper stock was developed in England, but was used most extensively in continental Europe, particularly Belgium. The 1840s and 1850s saw the advent of the Belgian "porcelain cards," sumptuously designed and beautifully printed trade cards whose high-gloss finish had the look of porcelain. <br></br> The firm Marsily and Christiansen was located at 1st Dock Antwerp. (Date is calculated as 20 years after the 1825 publishing date of a Norrie nautical chart where the Marsily and Christiansen seller's stamp is present.)