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Ladies Christmas Drinks

  • Object:

    Greetings card

  • Place of origin:

    Australia (designed)

  • Date:

    2006 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Vine, Christopher (designer)
    Portfolio (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lithography and encapsulated 'flitter' (printed areas of glitter suspended in varnish) on card.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Ritblat

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 221

This Christmas card was designed by Australian homewares, accessories and stationery designer Christopher Vine and published in Europe by Portfolio. Vine's trademark 'retro-chic' motifs are combined with a Christmas palette of red and green and embellished with 'encapsulated flitter' - the trade term for a recently-developed commercial process for printing areas of synthetic glitter flakes suspended in varnish.

Physical description

Square folded (left hand edge) card with colour (predominantly red, green and black) printed image running across front and back depicting fashionable women in c.1950 dress (embellished with areas of green and red glitter) and a waiter serving drinks, against an urban background (seen through wall-length windows) printed in green and black.

Place of Origin

Australia (designed)


2006 (designed)


Vine, Christopher (designer)
Portfolio (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Lithography and encapsulated 'flitter' (printed areas of glitter suspended in varnish) on card.

Marks and inscriptions

Christopher Vine ©
Lettered in white within the design

Lettered in red within the design

CVD (logo) / Christopher Vine Design / AUSTRALIA
Printed in red and white on the back

Christopher Vine is an award wining artist. / His passion for colour and contemporary designs / give a stylish edge to his work.
Printed in red on the back

XD003 / Ladies Christmas Drinks / © Christopher Vine 2006 / This card is blank inside / Published in Europe by Portfolio / London W10 Tel: 020 8960 3051
On the back, reversed out in white

PRICE CODE JJ / (barcode) / 5 030453 413039
Printed in black on the back

to Sir John / wishing you a great / holiday / once again many / thanks for the / generous bonus / Jerry
Inside front, handwritten in blue ink


Height: 16 cm, Width: 16 cm folded, Width: 32 cm open

Descriptive line

Christmas card by Christopher Vine, 2006.

Subjects depicted

Rivers; Accessories; Multistory buildings; Bridges; Clothes; Bottles; Fashion; Buses; Glasses; Aeroplanes; Cocktail shakers


Fashion; Christmas; Greeting cards

Production Type

Mass produced


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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