We’ve just received a shipment of early-Spring cards from England. Over the next few days we’ll share some of them with you.
Shown above, a grouping from the Victorian and Albert Museum in London. With 4.6 million objects in its permanent collection, the V&A is the largest museum of decorative arts in the world (and the 11th most-visited museum in the world). It was founded in 1852 and moved to its current address in 1857. It was named for the queen and her husband, Prince Albert. Shortly after Queen Victoria opened the museum in 1857, it began offering evening opening hours—thanks to the new technology, gas lighting. The museum has expanded over the years and covers the decorative arts over a 5,000 year period. It is well worth visiting on your next trip to London.
Until that trip, however, please come down to the store and peruse our collection of greeting cards just received. The selection shown above are decorative details on ceramic (and other) objects from the V&A. We’ll share more of our newly-acquired English cards tomorrow.
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