Floral Spray Design

This floral spray design must have been quite popular when some print foundry began offering it. I have found a number of different versions of this piece. Some where they used just the central section with the flowers in the horns, some where they just used one of the flowers and horn and others that were essentially the same except for the flourishes.

I have no idea of the actual first publication of this vintage floral spray design but I do know that it dates back to at least 1888 when it was included in a book about Thomas Otway. It is over 120 years old, so we know it is fully in the public domain.

The floral spray design consists of two horns full of flowers that are tied as if part of a bouquet. The central section of the design looks a bit like the stamens of a tall flower. On the sides are curling vines with leaves, berries and more flowers. This is a nice, big-sized version of the design and one that hopefully someone will make good use of.

floral spray design

This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.