19th Century French Dot Pattern Pencil Sharpener

  • This playful dual hole pencil sharpener features a vibrant dot pattern adapted from a 19th-century color-manual in the collection of the Getty Research Institute. The color-manual was embraced by French Impressionist artists as a revolutionary landmark in the history of color-theory.

    - 2.2 inches x 1.8 inches x 1.8 inches
    - Dual holes for both normal and over-sized pencils
    - Container to collect shavings
    - Item #: SHARP2 

    Object information:
    Jean-François Persoz (French, 1805–1868)
    Traite theorique et pratique de l’impression des tissus (Theoretical and practical treatise of printing on fabric), Paris and Leipzig, 1846, pl. 2.
    The Getty Research Institute, 2821-853
    Collections Council gift.