BUCKLAND WRIGHT, John. JAMES HAWKER & CO., PLYMOUTH. ~ Vineyard. Wood engraving for a Company Christmas card for James Hawker & Co.
Original wood engraving of workers in a vineyard, signed in the block, printed on japanese vellum. Image size 6.1 x 8 cms.
Together with a proof of the rear cover design of the card with an engraving of vines and the initials of the company designed by JBW and printed in green, plus a copy of the final card, the front cover with the wood engraving in the middle surrounded by a vine border designed by JBW printed on the outside 2 pages and without the internal greeting.
James Hawker & Son was wine merchant in Plymouth dating from the 1820s, after William Hawker created a recipe for Sloe gin in the 1790s. The company was bought in the late 20th century by Allied Domeqq.