Creil plate, Marvels of the Modern Age prints, Telegraph, C. 1900

$120.00 AUD

Creil (France) plate, printed in black with a scene, showing a boy wishing to speak to a passing corvette by telegraph,  titled ‘TELEGRAPHIER SANS FIL, QUELLE ÉTONNANTE DÉCOUVERTE!’ (wireless telegraphy, what an amazing invention!), the lobed rim with blue printed foliage.
Blue printed CREIL ET MONTEREAU mark,
Circa 1900

17cm

From a set titled Marvels of the Modern Age, depicting late 19th century inventions in a humorous manner. Creil & Montereau combined in 1850, and combined further in 1920 as the HBCM (Hippolyte Boulenger-Creil-Montereau), finally closing 1950.

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