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Watercolor Tavern Rhyme Fraktur

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3121M
Lot:
389
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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3121M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 12, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Watercolor Tavern Rhyme Fraktur, Berks County, Pennsylvania, early 19th century, German inscription within a red and yellow triangle border flanked by a man in a red jacket and military hat and a man in a blue jacket and top hat, in a tiger maple frame, ht. 7 3/4, wd. 12 1/4 in. (sight).

Provenance: Kribel Collection, Reading, Pennsylvania; Joe Kindig & Son, York, Pennsylvania; Sotheby Parke Bernet, April 30, 1981, Lot 61.
Provenance: The Arthur & Sybil Kern Collection of American Folk Art.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

two tears; evidence of old tape repairs on the backside; central water stain, some toning, subtle creases along an old fold.


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

Joe Kindig, Sybil Kern, American folk art, Berks County, Pennsylvania, Blackletter, Fraktur, Geography of Pennsylvania, Palaeography, Pennsylvania, Reading, Pennsylvania, Red Jacket, Reading, York

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