Camellias Rare Antique Lithographs: Shop a Unique Collection

Camellias rare antique lithographs: Find a unique collection of antique camellia prints from centuries ago. Framed pieces, loose plates. Here you’ll find beautiful flowers in galleries of antique lithographs and hand colored engravings. 

Camellias rare antique lithographs in chunky gold frames

These antique botanical prints are hand finished color lithographs. Published in Belgium from 1845-1888 for L’Illustration Horticole, a nursery catalogue. Each piece is framed using archival materials including UV glass. The frames are heavy, chunky solid wood in bronzed gold. From Anne’s show display, it would look great in a traditional or tropical home. Each piece measures 22×26″ and the two of camellias have issue folds.

Available set of 6 framed Camellias rare antique lithographs from 1855

This magnificent set of six framed camellias-rare antique lithographs are ready to ship. The prints are Belgian hand colored lithographs from 1854-1855 by Ambroise Verschaffelt for his Nouvelle Iconographie des Camellias which was published in 1854 in Ghent, Belgium. This was the world’s premier camellia nursery, run by Amboise himself, originally an orchid hunter and later became the publisher of this iconic work. Each piece has been framed with archival materials including UV glass and finished with a stunning modern high gloss black lacquer framed. The matting is exactly the same in each piece, and have a tiny hint of crème. Each piece measures about 14 x 18 x 1″ The set of is priced at $1800. plus shipping. Call Anne at 413-245-4197 to discuss your order.

An eye catching collection of 19th Century camellias. The perfect artwork you will enjoy for years.

Published in Ghent, Belgium from 1845-1888 and issued by subscription as illustrations from the largest nursery on the European continent, Louis Van Houtte, (1810-1876) collaborted with Charles Lemaire & opened up their own lithography firm so that they could stun potential customers with dramatic illustrations of camellias & other flowers & botany. Superb quality craftsmanship is exemplary in these water color finished lithographs, which were lithographed by Louis-Constantin Stroobant & De Pannemaker. Measuring 6 1/2 x 10″ A set of three $275. Call Anne at 413-245-4197 and get personal service.

Antique Camellia Prints: Ambroise Verschaffelt’s Nouvelle Iconographie des Camellias

These antique lithographs were published for Ambroise Verschaffelt & his Nouvelle Iconographie des Camellias which was published in 1854, in Ghent, Belgium. This was the world’s premier camellia nursery run by Ambroise Verschaffelt, an orchid hunter, who later became the publisher of this fine work.

The water coloring makes these antique camellia prints practically leap off of the page. There is light toning to the paper coming from the tissue guard.  Measuring in at 6 1/2 x 10″  each piece would frame up beautifully to 11×14″ or 12×16.” Your choice $100. each.  In sets of 3 or more, pricing is $90. per antique camellia print, with free shipping.

Call Anne at 413-245-4197 to purchase or to speak about personalizing a grouping, picture framing and more. 

19th Century Antique Camellia Lithographs L’Illustration Horticole

Some of our antique camellia prints were published for L’Illustration Horticole a periodical issued by subscription. It was published by Jean Linden in Belgium from 1869-1896 and boasted gorgeous hand fished color lithographs both large and small.

Shop a unique collection of Camellias rare antique lithographs. These are large foldout antique camellia prints. Published for L’Illustration Horticole, a 19th Century periodic journal of botany. Published by Jean Linden in Belgium from 1869-1896 for a botanical magazine, L’Illustration Horticole.  These three pieces are gorgeous hand fished color lithographs.  Measuring 10 1/2 x 14.”   Matting at 16×20 looks perfect when framing.   Please see the issue folds.   Priced at $175. each… or the three for $450. with free shipping, in America. Call Anne at 413-245-4197 to place your order.

Camellias rare antique lithographs from Jean Linden’s L’Illustration Horticole!

Published in Belgium from 1869-1896.   A collection of small selection from L’Illustration Horticole, a 19th Century periodical of botany. These old hand finished color lithographs measure in at 7×10.” Your choice… Stunning camellia colors and great condition.  They would look lovely with the large pieces as well. $85. each or the set of 6 for $375. with free U.S. shipping! Call to place your order with Anne at 413-245-4197.

Learn more about Camellias and antique printing methods:

Close up of the beautiful lithography used during the 19th Century to illustrate camellias.

Lithography:  a 19th Century antique printing method.

Lithography is an antique printing method. Generally a lithograph was printed in one color. A type of greasy crayon was used to draw onto a special type of limestone, with just the right porosity. After the image was completed, the limestone was emerged into nitric acid, burning away what was not under the greasy crayon, leaving that portion in relief. It was inked up and printed. The image frequently was illuminated with water colors.

“Chromo” or color lithography:  a 19th Century antique printing method.

Chromolithography is an antique printing method whereas each color was printed from a key stoned limestone plate. An extended version of lithography, quite laborious requiring a very skilled craftsman to get the registration just right and not distorted. Botanical illustrations done this way were frequently hand finished with water colors and almubin, egg whites or gum Arabic to enhance the image.

Learn about the history of Camellias by visiting the American Camellias Society:

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Shop a unique collection of Camellias rare antique lithographs.  At Anne Hall Antique Prints you can discuss your decorating project and get professional help with an individualized collection antique camellia prints. Phone: 413-245-4197 or Email:

Thank you for browsing our collection antique camellia prints at Anne Hall Antique Prints. The color and intensity of these special flowers will provide unique home decor.   Additional camellias are available.

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