Unusual detail marks

mitch

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I’m doing some restoration on an old G&H floorplate that has been attributed to Kornbrath (maybe, maybe not, he’s really not my area of expertise). The scroll has tiny, and I mean itty bitty, clusters of dots that I didn’t even notice until it was under a microscope. Anybody ever seen anything like this? I sure haven’t. Roger? DEE80688-7705-40C6-A458-D737DF2E7EF0.jpeg AB7AE56F-0E03-4883-9A9A-4AB8EACDE3F0.jpeg DD1929F3-AD9F-4A19-ADC1-2AC64A92A369.jpeg 9C63F1A5-215B-44C9-B255-CA659B124768.jpeg
 

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I'm no expert and cannot give you an answer. However, I like the style of engraving, the way the liner was used to shade background as well as the three dots. I am going to try them on a practice plate and make them large enough to be noticed. The use of three dots was very common in medieval manuscripts.
 

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I don't recalling seeing this, but it's kinda cool. Like Sam, I haven't seen Kornbrath work that looked like this, but I sent a message to Hendrik Freuhauf who is quite knowledgable on old work of Kornbrath, Fugger, etc. Winston might also know if Roger or Hendrik don't recognize it.
 

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Here’s the entire floorplate. Someone had done a poor job of removing the other two initials in the monogram so I cleaned those up. There are also a few dings and scratches to be repaired and disguised. 63F37D9E-46CA-4A88-A60E-A182E89330A1.jpeg
 

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Hendrik has spoken and he is the authority on Germanic gun engraving. The scroll does not look like Kornbrath's version of ALTENGLISCHE ARABESKEN.
 

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Hendrik has spoken and he is the authority on Germanic gun engraving. The scroll does not look like Kornbrath's version of ALTENGLISCHE ARABESKEN.
I was skeptical, but didn’t want to be presumptuous.

Any thoughts on the tiny dots, Roger?
 

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