Limoges Lithograph Limestone Printing Plate

(France, 19th Century)

Limoges Lithograph Limestone Printing Plate
164 Windy Row
Peterborough, NH, 03458
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Limoges Lithograph Limestone Printing Plate

Circa 1880 lithographic limestone printing plate from France featuring drawn images used in printing Limoges porcelain designs. Numbered plate “418” on the side and printed on both sides with ornate lettering, crowns, seals for El Salvador and Café Prader for a coffeehouse in France. The shadows seen on the face are from old drawings, these stones would have been over and over again. This stone is heavy weighing 27 pounds.

WIDTH: 10¾ in | HEIGHT: in | DEPTH: in

Origin France
Period 19th Century
Style Industrial
ConditionVery good

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CONDITION: One chip on the side consistent with age and something that was used

THB REF: 7112845537


""Stone lithography depends on the mutual repulsion of grease and water. After a design is drawn on the limestone with greasy inks or crayons, the whole surface is dampened. The surface helps to hold the water, while the ink repels it. The surface is then rolled with printing ink that sticks to the greasy drawing, but not to the wet surface of the untouched stone. ""