silk picture of an old street scene, titled, Ye Olde London Streete

Ye Olde London Streete


Reference Number:- Godden Number:- Grant Catalogue Number:-
gt 810 1048 unknown
 
Words:

Woven on Silk:-

 

Printed at bottom of card:-
W. H. GRANT, Manufacturer,      Foleshill, Coventry.
(WOVEN IN PURE SILK.)

Ye Olde LONDON STREETE
INTERNATIONAL INVENTIONS EXHIBITION,
LONDON, 1885.

Size:
Card-mount:
11.0cm deep by 16.0cm wide

silk:
5.7cm high by 10.8cm wide

Comments:

by Geoffrey Godden:
YE OLDE LONDON STREETE (also titled THE OLD LONDON STREET)
This is a silk view of a London street as reconstructed for the 1885 Exhibition. It was sold mounted as a single silk at 1s, and it is also found as the central view of the multi-subject souvenir of the International Inventions Exhibition.

Other comments:
On the reverse of this silk picture is a bespoke printed label, giving the context of the silk:
 

bespoke back label of this silk picture of Ye Olde London Streete
 

The actual silk included in the card mount above was also sold at the Exhibition as a "loose" item. It was slotted into two cuts in card board, Grant name written on the top, and "From the International Inventors Exhibition in London 1885" written on the back. I have one such silk in my collection, and have seen this format a number of times, which implies it was a deliberate marketing exercise by Grant.

silk picture of an old street scene, titled, Ye Olde London Streete


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