Clear Dappen Dish

Item Code: S620
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Dappen Dish / Dampen Dish.

These small wide-mouthed glass containers with relatively heavy bases are ideal for holding gesso, ink, or gouache.

Peter Thornton used a dampen dish to reconstitute prepared gesso in a gilding workshop that John attended. He put a piece of prepared gesso in one of these small shot glasses, added drops of water, and got the gesso to the correct consistency. He then applied the gesso to his quill or pen from the dappen dish.

Metal Lid: See item S802

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