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