Antique Framed Pennsylvania German Fraktur, HAUS SEGEN - House of Blessing c. 1800's
Product Description: Early on, this fantastic Pennsylvania German Fraktur may have been given as a house warming gift during the early to mid-1800’s. Much later on it was framed under glass for display purposes. It features elaborate Calligraphic lettering with a religious House Blessing Poem (Haus-Segen) written in German with printed and hand-colored illustrations of cherubs, birds, corn and fruit. For many years, this fraktur was most likely folded and stored away as most were in bibles or books. A lovely piece of history to display or give as a "House Blessing" gift.
Note: Please refer to Condition for additional information
Circa: Early to Mid 1800’s
Fraktur: 12 ½” x 15 ½” (front sight only)
Framed: 16” x 19”
Product Weight: 3 pounds 10 ounces (in frame with glass)
Material: Wove Paper, Watercolor, Ink
Signed: No visible signatures
Printed by: Not confirmed - no markings. Possibly Johann Ritter and Company
Primary Color: Variety
Origin: Most likely Southeastern Pennsylvania. Acquired in Northeastern Pennsylvania
Condition: Previously owned - used. Staining, discoloration-yellowing in areas. Paper has been folded and stored away for many years causing creases prior to framing. There is a crease across the two birds and a sentence in the poem. Newer frame and hardware. Not original to Fraktur.
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