The G from this Grecian set is a very nice letterform. I love how the bar crosses completely across the counter space, leaving only a tiny hairline of negative area. I also adore the little notch at the top of the stroke, it gives the letter a decided attitude, it looks like a furrowed brow to me! Combine that with the line beneath it and he definitely seems to be pouting about something.
The wood underneath the layers of gunk has a beautiful, dark and rich tone. The corners are a bit damaged, but nothing too severe. You cans see how the top horizontal line was carved a bit unevenly. Such are the perils of hand carving type!
Style: Unknown Grecian
Style first appeared: 1846
Size: 28 line
Manufacturing Method: Hand Carved
Is it part of a complete set? Not yet!