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        Pits in the Court of a Tannery

        English School, (19th century). Medium: engraving. The leather tanning process requires pits; soak pits to wash and soften the hides, lime pits to remove hair, bate tubs where the lime was neutralised and the skin plumped up ready for the tan pits where the skins were soaked in a tanning liquor. Provenance: Private Collection.

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