Favorite Record 5

Favorite Record (Germany) / 1911

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Design: The decoration in the upper segment is actually two of what would have been a set of four Victorian-era corner-pieces, that have here been placed back-to-back; most often these would have been used to enclose wedding invitations or menus. The style is called 'arabesque,' after the complex floral ornamentation that developed after devotees of the Muslim religion were forbidden to make images that could have been interpreted as idolatrous ('Persian' carpets were of the same genre).

History: As previous. Label scan courtesy of collector Georg Richter of Germany.

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