Wednesday, 30 March 2011
Monday, 28 March 2011
"Archimandrill" send yet another example by printer J. Prescher. It appeared only recently on Ebay. These, convined to the local (German) market offers, often escape my searches. Unfortunatly. These finches on a branch are indeed a very desirable print and showing J. Prescher wasn't just another amateur printer. Thank you (again) for this nice surprise Archimandrill.
(Maybe the print would have looked like this when it was pulled from the block)The birds btw. are Java Rice Sparrows or Rice Finch. Also called Java Temple bird (lat. Padda Oryzivora) a popular aviary bird.
Illustration by Rein Stuurman (Dutch, 1900-1984)
Saturday, 26 March 2011
Friday, 25 March 2011
The combined force of the Internet and (Bloggers) is not to be underestimated. Two fast results concerning last posting on unidentified prints and printers.
Martin Erich PhilippErnst Rötteken (1882-1945) also choose this decorative red flowering plant of the apple and pear family: Quince (lat. Chaenomeles Japonica). With Art Deco vase but without the bee. Thank you observant readers and please share any other examples or identifications if you know of them.
Wednesday, 23 March 2011
Tuesday, 15 March 2011
Canadian linocut printer.
When I stumbled over this picture (left) of a print showing "just" a nice pot I immediately was taken in by the great eastern atmosphere. Maybe also because of the red cartouche or printers seal. I know these pots. They are German clayware of the late 1960’s and 70’s. They were manufactured in West Germany. And very of the period. Everybody had them, we had them, we still have them.
http://www.retrotogo.com/2006/10/fat_lava_german.html. Or just Google Fat Lava pictures.