Marco Polo Tee. Color lithograph. Ludwig Hohlwein.

Marco Polo Tee. Color lithograph.

Munich/Liepzig: Geraschdruck, 1910. Handsome German color lithograph advertisement for tea, printed in bold gold, yellow, and shades of purple, and signed at the lower right corner. Hohlwein (1874 - 1949), a noted German poster artist, was an originator of the 1900s style known as plakatsil. The image depicts a seated Chinese man in traditional cap and silk robe, holding packages of the tea in its striking gold and purple boxes, in his lap.

8 1/2 x 11 3/4". Slight crease lower right corner, otherwise bright and clean. OCLC: 727940754 records the poster of this advertisement, at the Library of Congress. Very good condition. Item #25904

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