This is a lovely block from the Grecian set. I love the proportions of weight between the two arms on the Y. The block looks rather stately, the arms split from the stem in just the right place, so it doesn’t seem unstable. The serifs along the top are not perfectly even, a byproduct from this block being hand carved. It is definitely thicker on the right side.
There is evidence of “scooping” on the upper left side of the shoulder, where the negative area was chiseled out. This block has a fairly serious looking wound across the middle. The grain is very clear, cutting across the block diagonally, with some lovely highlights on the top right.
Style: Unknown Grecian
Style first appeared: 1846
Size: 28 line
Manufacturing Method: Hand Carved
Is it part of a complete set? Not yet!