After I published the post about the Women of the Cloth visit to the exhibition about the silk printing company David Evans, Georgina Jay posted a comment asking if anyone would be interested in buying some David Evans blocks, as she had been given a couple.
This was an intriguing offer, which I had to follow up, so I asked for more information. I’d assumed that Georgina was connected with the exhibition, but she has nothing to do with textiles – she rescues stray cats and dogs in Suffolk!
It turns out that three months ago a friend of hers who was an antiques dealer died, and his wife, also a friend, was clearing out and offered her a load of boxes of stuff to sell to raise money for the animals.
In the box with the printing blocks was also a Christie’s catalogue from 27 November 1984, which details the history of the blocks and David Evans and is a good indicator of provenance.
The photos below show details of the different blocks, along with the pages of the auction catalogue on which they are mentioned.
Georgina is asking between £100 and £175 for each block – please contact her directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or ringing 01473 737443 for more information.