Can anyone tell me the name of these initials?

My apologies if this is an obvious question, but I would be very grateful if anyone is able to tell me the name of these somewhat Renaissance-stype initials- I have a few in Electrotype (some 2-colour) and foundry type, and just won another on ebay, and so if anyone has any information on them I would very much appreciate it.

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What you have are Della Robbia Initials, issued by ATF. The face Della Robbia was designed by Thomas Maitland Cleland and first shown around 1902.The initials first appear in ATF’s 1906 catalog and were offered cast in 48 and 72 point and also as 9-line and 12-line electros.

I “assume” that Cleland also designed these initials as they are very much in keeping with his general illustration style.


Thank-you very much Rick!
I assumed that they must have been reasonably popular since I acquired them in several different lots, but it is very useful to be able to put a name to them!