Bois Durci Medallion of King Carl XV

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Bois Durci Medallion of King Carl XV


A mid 19th century French bois durci medallion of King Carl XV of Sweden & Norway.

The medallion has the words "Carl XV Sveriges och Norges Konung" around the rim.

Bois Durci was used as an ebony or hard wood substitute and was made from hard wood sawdust mixed with animal blood that was heated and compressed in a mould.

The medallion is in good condition. (Circa 1850)

Diameter 11.5cm (4.5 inches)