Distinguished SOTW Member, Forum Contributor 2013
No this isn't a quiz - mere curiosity. I get the flowery stuff as trivia ornaments on most saxes. Naked lady's don't require much explanation either, only why they tended to get more covered up as the 20th century progressed, but let's leave that for some other time. Portraits make some sense too. But why "Mars Attacks" or "Crown and Lion" on Martins, "Top Hats and Cane"(s) along with Castles on Bueschers, lakes and boat scenes on Selmers? What gives? Is this just because some engraver were good at top hats and others at boats? I am wondering if anyone knows the real history behind the motives. Was there a rationale, popular demand, or what else? Would be fun to know - thanks!