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Archive of original designs for Kuhnle's cremation urns.

c.1930s. Unique. The original designs are speculated to be prototype designs for funerary urns, cremation receptacles, illustrated by "Kuhnle." All of the illustrations are handcolored, despite part of the collection is original drawings and the other are hand touched chromolithographic prints. No tracings of a designer, company, or individual owner named "Kuhnle." The style is consistent with post-Art Nouveau design for funerary pieces with influences of the Greek and Roman revivial period. Annotations to the pieces suggest sketches were created for a larger print catalog or inclusion for prototypes for manufacturing. Very Good+. Collection of 17 designs for cremation urns, housed in cloth clamshell custom box. Exemplary condition, slight curl to mats (watercolors), otherwise bright and no age wear. Twelve designs are original watercolor and five are chromolithographs, hand colored with pencil, interleaved with tissue guards. Each specimen has annotations in pencil. Drawings are 6x10" and mounted on cardboard sheets, 11x16" Item #9439

Price: $2,500.00

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