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Vintage Copper Printing Plate Of Ballerina

Vintage Copper Printing Plate Of Ballerina

Vintage Copper Printing Plate Of Ballerina

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The Director Ruby is a large imagery is a portrait of a Ballerina dancing.
Imagery on this plate is likely to be linked to the Russian play Don Cossack Chorus & Dance.
He is a commercial copper printing plate, dating from the early 20th Century. The images here offering an insight into life at the time.
These were basically photographic images transposed onto purpose made copper plates, which were then arranged and fixed at whatever point of the page they were to be used at by means of pins (the holes of which can still be seen)
The plates show how far copper plate printing had come by the early 20th century, with images such as these being used to print off great volumes of newspaper and magazine articles
Use these unique plates purely for decorate effect and add non glass frame, or more functional coasters and trivets. Or maybe collect a few as a decorative project as wall tiles.
Plate dates 1920c


W19.5 x H26.0



Wear condition




Date of manufacture


Place of origin

Russian Federation


Early 20th Century


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