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Poster - Marco-Polo-Tee
  • Marco-Polo-Tee
    Hohlwein, Ludwig, born 1874 - died 1949
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  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Germany (printed)

  • Date:

    1910 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hohlwein, Ludwig, born 1874 - died 1949 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs J.T. Clarke

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 81, box 56

This is a poster advertising a brand of tea. Ludwig Hohlwein (1874-1949) began his career in 1906 in Munich, working for a number of different printers. His realistic depiction of figures and animals remained popular for the next 40 years in both Germany and America. He worked on his own, but had an enormous output. By 1924 he had produced more than 3,000 posters for a wide range of clients.

Physical description

Poster depicting a man in profile, wearing a blue changshan or similar robe, holding two tea cups on a tray.

Place of Origin

Germany (printed)


1910 (printed)


Hohlwein, Ludwig, born 1874 - died 1949 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph on paper


Height: 1091 mm, Width: 755 mm

Descriptive line

Poster by Ludwig Hohlwein advertising a tea company, Marco-Polo-Tee. Germany, 1910.


Printing ink



Subjects depicted

Men; Figures; Tea; Advertisements; Teacups


Prints; Drinking; Posters


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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