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3416T Marlborough
August 3, 2020 12:00 PM - August 12, 2020 07:00 PMCalender

Watercolor Fraktur

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3416T Location: Marlborough Date / Time: August 03, 2020 12:00PM


Watercolor Fraktur, attributed to Abraham Kauffman, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, c. 1811-16, the design incorporating a variety of flowers, parrots, peafowl, and a spreadwing eagle, all surrounding a central rectangular reserve with inscription.

Provenance: House Sale, Witman's Auctioneers, Lititz, Pennsylvania.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

Paper restoration along much of the top and left edges as well as the sunflowers at the lower corners, sheet appears to be rejoined along the center vertical fold. Three repaired c. 1/2 in tears in right edge, three repaired c. 1/2 in. tears and one repaired c. 1 3/4 in. tear in the bottom edge.

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Abraham Kauffman, Lititz