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Printed and Watercolor-decorated Birth Certificate Fraktur

Auction:
2961B
Lot:
256
Sold for:
$461$375

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2961B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 19, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Printed and Watercolor-decorated Birth Certificate Fraktur, Pennsylvania, c. 1782, the printed lettering with pen and ink specifics surrounded by printed birds and flowers decorated in orange and greenish brown, (foxing, creases, losses, fading, and many small tears), 12 3/4 x 16 1/2 in., in a black-painted and gilt frame.
The Janie & Peter Gross Collection.
Estimate $400-600


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Peter Gross, American folk art, Blackletter, Calligraphy, Foxing, Fraktur, Language, Visual arts, Watercolor painting, Writing

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