“Paint with Pencils.” Mongol Colored Indelible Extra Strong Thin Lead Pencils (1931) [with:] Brodlyne Crayons [with:] Manual Art Sixteen Quality Pressed Crayons.
Dating back to the 1930s, there are three sets of crayons and colored pencils that offer a tangible connection to the artistic materials of that era. Among them, two sets were originally sold by Milton Bradley, while one set came from Eberhard Faber, this dated 1931.
These sets were likely intended for classroom students, although it is reasonable to suggest that amateur or professional artists could have found value in them as well.
These materials hold potential interest for paper conservators who can utilize them to recreate color palettes, as well as for art historians seeking to examine the color choices and prevalent trends of the time.
All three sets are in excellent condition, with one set still retaining its original instructions and related ephemera. They have remained practically unused. Each set exhibits a wide spectrum of hues with vivid and striking pigments that capture the essence of the artistic palette of that era.
Description: “Paint with Pencils.” Mongol Colored Indelible Extra Strong Thin Lead Pencils (1931) [with:] Brodlyne Crayons [with:] Manual Art Sixteen Quality Pressed Crayons.
Milton Bradley. 4 x 5¾ inches. 16 crayons. Milton Bradley. 2¼ x 7½ inches.12 crayons. Eberhard Faber. 7½ x 4 inches. 12 colored pencils.