Wood blocks for printing English chintz and calico designs

Made:
1750-1830 in England
maker:
Unknown

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Wood blocks for printing chintz and calico with English designs typical of the period, by unknown maker, England,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Wood blocks for printing chintz and calico with English designs typical of the period, by unknown maker, England,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

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© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

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© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

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© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

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© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

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© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Textile printing block of irregular shape, boxwood faced design of flowers and leaves, made in England, 1750-1830.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Textile printing block of irregular shape, boxwood faced design of flowers and leaves, made in England, 1750-1830.
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© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Textile printing block of rectangular shape, solid wood block, drilled and with numerous circular discs with
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© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Textile printing block of rectangular shape, solid wood block, drilled and with numerous circular discs with
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Textile printing block in the form of a long strip with brass pins driven in to form a pattern, made in England,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Textile printing block in the form of a long strip with brass pins driven in to form a pattern, made in England,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Textile printing block, rectangular, boxwood faced; scallop design with two semi circular rows of minute pins in each
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Textile printing block, rectangular, boxwood faced; scallop design with two semi circular rows of minute pins in each
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Textile printing block, irregular shape, boxwood faced on a thin wood base; unusual countryside scene design; made in
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Textile printing block, irregular shape, boxwood faced on a thin wood base; unusual countryside scene design; made in
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Textile printing block, long strip, carved boxwood faced on a wood base with brass pins forming a dotted pattern. Made
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Textile printing block, long strip, carved boxwood faced on a wood base with brass pins forming a dotted pattern. Made
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Textile printing block, approximately square-shaped; boxwood faced with small floral design pattern and brass pins
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Textile printing block, approximately square-shaped; boxwood faced with small floral design pattern and brass pins
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Textile printing block, wood, rectangular, with a boxwood face, pins and metal strips forming a fern pattern. Made in
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Textile printing block, wood, rectangular, with a boxwood face, pins and metal strips forming a fern pattern. Made in
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Irregular rectangular printing block, wood faced on thin wooden board with a carved open floral pattern. Made in
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Irregular rectangular printing block, wood faced on thin wooden board with a carved open floral pattern. Made in
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Rectangular Textile printing block, boxwood face stuck to thin wood backing sheet with a floral and bird, non
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Rectangular Textile printing block, boxwood face stuck to thin wood backing sheet with a floral and bird, non
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Rectangular Textile printing block, boxwood face stuck to a thin wood backing sheet, garden and lake scene, oriental
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Rectangular Textile printing block, boxwood face stuck to a thin wood backing sheet, garden and lake scene, oriental
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Narrow rectangular Textile printing block, boxwood face, with a design of stripes of repeating holly leaf. Made in
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Narrow rectangular Textile printing block, boxwood face, with a design of stripes of repeating holly leaf. Made in
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Textile printing block, boxwood face on wooden backing with a floral design, made in England, 1750-1830.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Textile printing block, boxwood face on wooden backing with a floral design, made in England, 1750-1830.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Irregular shaped textile printing block, wood faced on wooden backing, made in England, 1750-1830.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Irregular shaped textile printing block, wood faced on wooden backing, made in England, 1750-1830.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Rectangular shaped textile printing block, wooden face on wooden backing with a design of small flowers in a repetitive
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Rectangular shaped textile printing block, wooden face on wooden backing with a design of small flowers in a repetitive
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Square Textile printing block, wood faced with a design of dainty flowers and leaves in a rotating pattern. Made in
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Square Textile printing block, wood faced with a design of dainty flowers and leaves in a rotating pattern. Made in
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

23 wood blocks for printing chintz and calico with English designs typical of the period, by unknown maker, England, 1750-1830. Each block consists of a mahogany or oak base with a thin face of more expensive boxwood. The pattern is drawn on reverse on the boxwood and then cut. By about 1900 block printing had largely been superceded by rotary printing.

Details

Category:
Textiles Machinery
Object Number:
1875-41
Materials:
boxwood, metal, oak
type:
textile printing blocks, finishing, finishing machines, textile printing
credit:
Victoria and Albert Museum

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