Vintage Tintin DOUBLE Duvet Cover - King Ottokar's Sceptre
Great Snakes, it's double sized!
Sold. I'm out looking for more but in the meantime head to the shop for more lovely things at www.handmadeandvintage.co.uk
This is a double sized, Tintin duvet cover. This size of Tintin duvet is always hard to find and this is the first time I've found this pattern in the larger size. It comes with two matching pillowcases. It shows the Herge drawings from the Tintin adventure King Ottokar's Sceptre and is marked with the Herge copyright and dated 1997.
This double duvet cover features Tintin and Snowy with two palace guards. The colours are good and the central panel is bordered by a blue cotton printed with crescent moons. The reverse of the duvet is a blue fabric covered with writing and more pictures of soldiers. The panels are beautifully drawn and the printing is clear.
There are two matching pillowcases with this cover. They are square and double sided. One is slightly paler than the other but it's so rare to get the two that I've left it in the set.
This set is French so the duvet cover itself follows the french design of being open at the end with a long tail of fabric that tucks under the mattress to keep the duvet in place - genius!
This is is a vintage set, overall the colours and print are good and the cotton is soft. There are no worn areas or tears to any of the pieces. There is an old, pen mark to one edge of the cover. It may come out with specialist treatment but it doesn't show particularly when the duvet is on the bed. Both pictures below have been treated to show the mark...The first picture illustrates how it looks to the naked eye - it's just below the double moons on the left. The second picture has been lightened artificially to show the mark more clearly.
This set is in good condition but it is not new. I only sell bedding that I would be happy to use myself but please do remember that this is a vintage set. If you are looking for a new duvet set this one is not for you.
100% cotton and a double bed size - approximately 185cm x 190cm (plus the tail).
There are two matching panels from this series in the shop, they would make fantastic matching curtains!