1953 Lithograph Henry Botkin Abstract Bird Artist Faberge Perfume French AEFA1

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This is an original 1953 monochrome lithograph by American artist Henry Botkin, which was intended to promote Fabergé perfume. The American Fabergé trademark began as a toiletries enterprise started by oil tycoon Armand Hammer in the late 1930s. Without much delicacy, he copied the name directly from the luxurious Russian jewelry makers known as the House of Fabergé... Perhaps this was why Botkin chose to promote the company using a bedraggled bird, implying that it was the fowl creature to emerge from the internationally renowned House of Fabergé eggs.

CONDITION

This 58+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging in margins. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Lithograph; Monochrome
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 8.5 x 12 inches; 22 x 30 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

This is a limited edition original lithograph, #1498 out of 2,000. Only the portfolio was numbered, not the individual lithograph's within it. This is not a lithograph "after" the artist. This lithograph was created by the original artist on the lithograph plate, and is, therefore, a true original lithograph. The artists used either litho crayon, ink, or tusche when creating their art works on the plates.

Period Paper has obtained an extraordinary, ultra-rare collection of original lithographs by some of the premier artists of the 1950's. These lithographs were produced for an annual art event in the 1950's for local businesses and major corporations largely based in New York. Historically important for corporate archivists, these are extremely rare to locate and are virtually unseen individually. The original lithographs were produced in only one limited edition, and included just 2,000. These lithographs are perhaps the most unique, rare, important advertising collectibles that exist for businesses and corporations.

This piece was illustrated by Botkin, Henry Albert. Artist signature in print - embedded in image.

Henry Botkin

Henry Botkin (1896-1983), the American artist, explored Abstract art and Modernism in a multitude of mediums, including collage, gouache, ink and oil painting. Botkin exhibited at various museums and galleries, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Carnegie Institute, the Corcoran Gallery, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Academy of Design, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Keywords specific to this image: Artists Equity Association, Modern Art, Contemporary Art, Wildlife, Crow, Raven, Health and Beauty, Rising Phoenix

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