Vtg Stencil Germany No.101

> Bavaria Style These stencils are an extraordinary discovery. The irregularity found on each plate suggests that they were not mass-produced. The design itself, a blackletter chancery, is a nostalgic revival of a style commonly seen in German writing offices between the 14th and 16th centuries. The embellishments pay homage to the Baroque era in terms of their artistic style. Presumably, an imaginative individual, possibly around 1890, transformed the textura shapes into a modular stencil system. Overall, this ornamental blackletter doesn't resemble a typical stencil design. It is plausible that it was initially employed by a sign painter, with any usual stencil connections being painted over in the final artwork.