Lady Godiva - stained glass window

(continental card mount)

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Grant woven silk of the Lady Godiva stained glass window, mounted in a continental card mount

Woven on Silk:-



Printed at bottom of card:-
cm long by cm deep

cm long by cm deep

This card is mounted in a typical continental frame, and not the usual Grant card frame. The only indication as to the manufacturer of this postcard is printed on the back as " VISÉ PARIS, FABRICATION FRANCAISE ".
However, the actual woven silk is that of the GRANT picture, gt474: Lady Godiva statue (standing figure).

There are a number of GRANT silks mounted in continental cards, and it is believed that the silk of this card was taken to Paris in 1900 by a member of the Grant family, where it was mounted and exhibited at the Paris Expo. The problem with this theory is that Britain was the first country to allow divided back postcards (which this card has) in 1902, not in 1900.
In any event, as the British post office would not allow woven silk postcards to be posted before circa 1902, the only way this card could be sent was inside another envelope.

view of reverse of this card
view of reverse of this card, showing the French printed words

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