W27 – Scherenschnitte birds bookplate
This bookplate is one of two Scherenschnitte designs introduced by the Antioch Bookplate Company in the early 1960s. According to Antioch founder Ernest Morgan, this was a “scissor cut-out (Scherenschnitte) design by the Swiss artist, Walter Von Gunten, the finest scherenschnitte artist of which we know. The von Gunten designs were originally produced by Von Gunten Originals of Madison, Wisconsin, on greeting cards.” The “ex libris” text means “From the library of.” There is room for two lines of text, if needed.
This design is 4 inches high and 3 inches wide. It will be custom printed with the name or text of your choice on non-glossy, self-adhesive paper with a peel-off backing. The paper, adhesive, and ink are archival quality and acid-free. Unless otherwise requested, these are printed on cream-colored paper, similar to what is shown here. If you choose brown ink, both the artwork and your text will be printed in brown.