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Leonard Aliman and Co

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of 9 The Crescent, King Street, Leicester. Telephone: Leicester 58388. Cables: "Ellanda, Leicester"

  • 1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Pearls (Imitation) for the jewellery trade, Boutons for Earrings, Brooches, Bracelets, etc.; also Pearl Necklets, Pearl Buttons; Attractive Barbola** and other Earrings. Charm Bracelets and Oriental Type Bracelets. (Olympia, Ground Floor, Stand No. E.1739) [1]
  • Note: **
    • Barbola (work) - ornamentation with small flowers, fruits, etc., made of plastic paste coloured. [Origin: proprietary term from Fr. barbotine, a fine clay]. [2]
    • Barbola was used to create the decorative three-dimensional floral edgings for mirrors and bowls. It was purchased as a thick paste ready-mixed in tins. Once the articles dried they were painted and then varnished. [3]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1947 British Industries Fair p9
  2. Chambers English Dictionary
  3. [1] Cream Tea