Pennsylvania Dutch Fractur


Folk art Pennsylvania Dutch fractur. This fractur, or Taufschein, records the birth and baptism of Anamari, daughter of Phillipp and Susan Stein, in 1808. The fractur is in a 19th century gold leaf frame. It contains text within a large heart, surrounded by naïvely drawn parrots, tulips and people. (The text is translated on the back.) The fact that this fractur is completely hand-drawn rather than the typical professionally done fractur, makes this a wonderful piece of early folk art. It is in good condition, with fold lines and some staining on the paper.

Dimensions: 21” x 18”; Viewed Area: 15” x 13”

Item No. 210176

Price: $1,900.

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