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Greetings card

Greetings card

  • Date:

    1990s (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Folded, embossed and gilded paper

  • Museum number:

    E.1118-1996

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 216

This gift card is an example of the 1990s card industry's revival of "luxury" finishes like embossing and gilding and reflects the taste for "baroque" ornament then current in fashion and interiors too.

Physical description

Square (when closed) card in thick white translucent paper with central embossed and gilded motif of a flying cherub blowing a trumpet

Date

1990s (printed)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Folded, embossed and gilded paper

Dimensions

Height: 8.3 cm, Width: 8.3 cm closed, Width: 16.6 cm open

Descriptive line

Embossed and gilded gift card

Production Note

Reason For Production: Retail

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Folding; Embossing; Gilding

Subjects depicted

Cherubs; Trumpets

Categories

Greeting cards

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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