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Amazing Rare Antique French Artist's Wood Burning Kit - Early 1900's Pyrography Kit

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"Crayon Incandescent" - so the manual title reads. This antique pyrography (wood burning) kit from France is absolutely fascinating! We don't speak French, and we're not overly familiar with the art of heat-etching wood but we still find this wonderful discovery mesmerizing. We can't tell you what the glass bottle of diatomaceous earth is used for. We can guess that the cork-handled object is the etching tool and that the little alcohol canister is intended to heat the tip. The cotton rope net-bag with the dried out rubber bladder is a mystery. The original instruction book is in the box along with the manufacturer's 1914 product catalog. This is a used kit and shows age and wear. The lid of the box has been etched with pyrography - most likely by the previous owner. The box is approximately 8.5 inches long by 4 inches high by 6 inches wide. We assume many of these parts can be reused, but it will take someone with more familiarity with the art than we have to know how to do so (and it wouldn't hurt to be able to translate French as well). Whether this kit is kept as a collector's item for yourself or gifted to an artist or pyrographer as a unique collectable, it's certain to raise eyebrows. This will be very carefully packaged and ship insured. Only one available - probably ever. Enjoy!

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