C1884

"Koumiss" at the Victorian Wine and Food Exhibition.

Very rare engraving of ‘Koumiss‘, the winner of a prize at the Victorian Wine and Food Exhibition. Koumiss was traditionally made from fermented mare’s milk. The milk was in Melbourne by the firm of Rocke, Tompsitt and Co. From the … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

“Koumiss” at the Victorian Wine and Food Exhibition.

Date:

C1884

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Engraving from from a glass block.

Image Size: 

232mm 
x 169mm
AUTHENTICITY
"Koumiss" at the Victorian Wine and Food Exhibition. - Antique Print from 1884

Genuine antique
dated:

1884

Description:

Very rare engraving of ‘Koumiss‘, the winner of a prize at the Victorian Wine and Food Exhibition. Koumiss was traditionally made from fermented mare’s milk. The milk was in Melbourne by the firm of Rocke, Tompsitt and Co.

From the original edition of The Australian Graphic.

Incredibly, this newspaper used glass for all the engraving plates which the proprietors claimed, reduced the cost by 2/3 from the traditional method of using wood engravings. They stated, that the glass plates didn’t break with the pressure of the printing press, were easy and quick for the artist to create, being able to apply their designs directly onto the glass and that the plates didn’t wear.

Only institution to hold a copy is the State Library of New South Wales.

Charles Edmonds ( - )

Edmonds was an illustrator who worked for the short lived newspaper, The Australian Graphic. He was for a time secretary of the Queensland Art Society, as noted in The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld. :Wed 17 Jan 1900 Page 3. ; The society has lost an enthusiastic member by the lamented death of its late hon. secretary, Mr. Charles Edmonds, who will be greatly missed by all the members of the society, whose sincere thanks were due to him for the time he devoted to the society.

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