Other special flowers: Irises, Hyacinths, Narcissus, Daffodils, Morning-Glories and Magnolias . Antique lithographs and hand colored engravings sourced from 18th and 19th century botany books & magazines. Our antique prints will give you plenty of inspiration in your decorating project.
Enjoy Spring with this set of six beautifully framed antique engravings of Iris
These decorative antique prints of Iris will grace your room with timeless beauty. The set of six hand colored engravings published London circa 1810 for the Botanical Magazine. The watercolors are highly detailed. Each piece has archival frame jobs, complete with UV glass. The mats are 100% archival and have a hint of creme, difficult to reflect in the individual photos below. The creme color in the matting is correctly represented in the yellow Iris below. Finished dimensions 13×15″ High gloss black lacquer frames 1″ deep and nearly the same in width.
When you decorate with these antique prints you will enjoy the beauty of the garden all year long. This delightful set of framed antique iris engravings is sold as a set of six for $2850. shipped in America. Call Anne to discuss your order or project or additional photos at 413-245-4197.
Other Special Flowers: Hyacinths -Buchoz Jacinthes from 1781
A set of eight 18th century engravings of Hyacinths or Jacinthes. The decorative antique prints were authored and published by Pierre Joseph Buchoz (1731-1807). An accomplished lawyer & even appointed as physician to the King of Poland at 28. Moreover Buchoz was a serious naturalist.
When Louis XVI took the French throne in 1774, authors could publish their own books. Thankfully Buchoz was able to take full advantage. The print runs were very small. Collection Coloriee des Plus Belles Varietes de Jacinthes was an astounding effort of Buchoz to publish his own work on Hyacinths.
In Paris 1781 this part of his work was issued over the course of years. Each piece measures 8 1/2 x 13 1/2″. $1200. each. Call 413-245-4197 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order.
19th Century Narcissus & Daffodil Engravings by Curtis & Edwards
Antique hand colored copper plate engravings of Narcissus and Daffodils London circa 1820. Each of the decorative antique prints of Spring flowers are by Curtis and Edwards. English copper plate engravings on rag paper. Each antique print has been double matted in rag to a standard size, measuring 11×14″ using archival materials. Sold as a set of 8 for $1800. shipped in America. Please call Anne at 413-245-4197 or email email@example.com to discuss possible picture framing options. .
Set of 3 framed antique lithographs of purple gloxinias
A trio of purple antique gloxinia lithographs from 1845-1888. Sourced from the largest nursery in Europe at the time. Louis Van Houtteano’s “Flore des Serres” published to illustrate available flora from the nursery. Archival mats, UV glass, explanations on reverse. High end wood frames. Gold leaf over red paint. Each piece measures 14×18″. Priced as a set of three for $850 shipped in the U.S..
Other Special Flowers: Convolvulus or Morning-Glory
Framed Decorative Antique Print from Fleur Animee Morning Glory 1855
Give the gardener who has everything a charming hand colored steel plate engraving from Paris, 1855. J.J. Grandville was creative when he depicted ladies animated into flowers. This is morning glory. The antique print is framed with museum matting, UV glass in a timeless gold leaf picture frame molding. A little wear to the frame. Measuring 13 x 16″ $165. with free ground shipping within the U.S.. Call Anne at 413-245-4197 to discuss other special flowers you may be interested in.
Curtis & Edwards Antique Engravings of Morning-Glories or Convolvulus
Sourced from late 18th Century to early 19th Century Botanical magazines, these hand colored copper plate engravings botanical illustrations periodically. This is the entire collection of Morning-Glory from the Curtis Botanical Magazine, founded in 1787 through about 1820.
Convolvulus-Morning Glory of Family Convolvulaceae. Common historic names include Bind Weed, Ipomoea, Datura, and Morning-Glory! As with a lot of historic plants, many of the names have changed! Imagine, today are over 1000 species of Convolvulus! Each antique flower engraving measures 6 x 9 1/2.” The complete set of 15 for $600. Call Anne to discuss your interest and to place orders at 413-245-4197.
Hundreds of years ago, botany was discovered and recorded by naturalists and gardeners. were first discovered in the late 1500’s. Morning-glories were recorded for illustrated color plate botany books and botanical magazines. These were frequently issued on a periodic basis by subscription. If you like these antique prints, you may want to see some of our other simple flowers.
19th Century Set of 3 of Antique Engravings of Cyclamen
Sourced from late 18th Century to early 19th Century Botanical magazines, these hand colored copper plate engravings botanical illustrations periodically. These cyclamen come from the Curtis Botanical Magazine, founded in 1787 through about 1820. Each piece measures about 6 x 9 1/2.” Set of three decorative antique prints of cyclamen $325. including US shipping for the three. Call Anne at 413-245-4197 to place your order, or to ask about the kinds flowers you are looking for.
Other Special Flowers: Decorative Antique Prints of Magnolias
18th Century Magnolia Engravings by Curtis & Edwards
These beautiful water colored copper plate engravings of magnolias come from the 19th Century periodical, Curtis Botanical Magazine. Each piece measures 9×14″ and were feature fold outs. Call Anne at 413-245-4197 and get friendly personalized service.
Antique Lithographs of Magnolias
Antique Prints of Magnolias. These were published periodically in France & Belgium. Antique magnolia prints are Rare. Very few botanical illustrations of Magnolias published during the 18th & 19th Centuries. Included here is the work of Van Houtteano, Verschaffelt, Curtis and Edwards. 19th Century engravings & lithographs, hand colored. Each antique print is priced individually.
Gardening Info on Magnolias: Today there are some 80 different kinds of Magnolias. They can be evergreens, semi evergreen, or the kind we have in the Southern United States are big beautiful deciduous species of trees. Call Anne at 413-245-4197 to place your order.
Copper plate engraving & lithography in brief
Copper Plate Engraving
A copper plate engraving is an antique printing method whereas a thin paper like piece of copper was attached to a block of wood. Tools called burins were used to engrave into the copper. The copper plate was carefully inked up and printed onto a piece of hand made rag paper. Water colors could be added by hand.
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.
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.
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Very old engravings and antique lithographs of other special flowers from centuries ago. We are pleased to offer old botanical prints by Curtis, Edwards & Sweet. These are antiques of flowers that deserve their own category. All of our old botany were prints produced over 100 years ago. Published years ago for botanical magazines and books issued by subscription. Authored by Sweet, Curtis & Edwards and other botanical illustrators from the 1700’s through the 1800’s. Pleasing for the collector and gardener alike.
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