Issued by the AG für Schriftgießerei und Maschinenbau before 1905. [Reichardt] Adopted by Photo-Lettering and shown under the original name in Alphabet Thesaurus Vol. 2 (1965). Shown in Lettergraphics’ 1968 catalog as Edesca (with a romanized ‘w’).
Descant (Scriptorium, 1993, used for sample) is a mediocre digitization. It stays close to the metal original, but has a severely limited character set and poor outlines.
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