paints (samples (painting))

Twelve blocks of paint and two samples. The paints are rectangular and has an impressed design on the top with an inscription denoting the colour of the pigment, including Prussian blue, cobalt blue, ultramarine, chrome, emerald green, ivory black, Vermillion, Indian red, yellow oker, burnt sienna. The underside are stamped with the maker's information. There are two broken samples, one is orange-brown in colour and the other black.

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