Shrine Vienna Tin Art Plate 

with Desert Scene

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This is known as a Vienna Tin Art Plate... it has a Shrine motif and is decorated in red, white, blue, ivory, black and gold around the outer rim.  The center depicts a proud Arab and his camel passing in front of the Sphinx at Great Pyramids of Egypt.   It measures 10 1/8 inches in diameter.  The first successful lithographic printing on tin-plate was achieved by Barclay and Fry of London with the invention of the offset printing press.  Bryant & May of London purchased and installed the machinery at Huntley, Bourne & Stevens of Reading, and in 1878 they began to produce tins with lithographic printing.  This plate is circa 1920's and has an appraised market value of $125.+ U.S.




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