“Developed as a pseudo-Japanese design by Schriftgiesserei Flinsch in Frankfurt, through the later part of 1888–89. Probably named after the successful Gilbert & Sullivan comic opera The Mikado of 1885. It was a reflection of the fashion of its time after Perry opened up Japan to the west during the middle of the century. It was imported to the UK through the energetic agency of Frederic Wesselhoeft in the early months of 1890.” [David Wakefield] Offered by Beaudoire in a wider width. [Thibaudeau, 1921]
See also Mikado (M&R), sold by Flinsch as Fette Mikado.
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