El Rio Sella Cuban cigar label design engraving @late 1800s
This is a pre-print design of an old Cuban cigar label. The final (in colour) would end up in the inner side of the box lid. Dates most likely from second quarter of 19th century or latest early 20th century.
EL RIO SELLA
Calle de Neptuno No. 112
Fabrica de Tabacos
Nice image of coat of arms at top, above nature scene with paddle boat on river, woman and child. Fancy scroll-work along border.
Engraved by A. Portier.
Fine condition, some light smudges outside of image area. Right outer border has black spotting along edge.