A large collection of hand-carved wooden printing blocks

A simply stunning set of around 30+ printing blocks, all late 19th/early 20th century, and purchased around the 1940s: we can be sure of this as it came from a private collection amassed by a wealthy Kenyan family within this period.

Each block is its own work of art, and there are script examples, floral motifs, line work, geometric designs, even a moon! Each is a large block, and intricately hand carved in wood.

The patina and authenticity of these pieces make them such a rare thing. Not to be missed.


Tape in the final image for scale: these blocks are large.


Condition: Where there are specific points to note we will detail these as far as possible but please be aware that all our items have wear commensurate with age and are as seen in the photographs. If you require any specific information please do not hesitate to get in contact. Please note: rubbing, losses, cracks etc. Old woodworm but nothing active (retreated and observed).

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