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Four Fraktur Bookplates in a Carved Frame, Pennsylvania

Origin United States, Pennsylvania
Period 19th Century
Materials Watercolor on Paper
W. 16 in; H. 20 in;
W. 40.64 cm; H. 50.8 cm;
Creation Date 1820-1836
Description The bookplates in clockwise order: Attributed to Wilhelm Antonius Faber, Bookplate with Parrot and Flowers, Probably Berks County, Pennsylvania, circa 1820, watercolor on cut paper, 6 ½ x 3 ¾ inches; Bookplate With Flower And Hearts, Pennsylvania, dated 1832, watercolor and ink on paper, 5 ¼ x 3 ¼ inches; Bookplate with Bird and Flowers, Pennsylvania, circa 1830, watercolor and ink on paper, 6 ½ x 3 ½ inches; Bookplate Inscribed to Elizabeth Scholl, Probably Bucks County, Pennsylvania, dated 1824, watercolor and ink on paper with gum Arabic, 6 ½ x 4, inches, inscribed in German: This songbook belongs to Elizabeth Scholl, Written the 26th of February in the year of our Lord and Savior Jesus 1824.” Each of the watercolors has been refitted with old glass to museum standards into their historic carved antique tramp art style folk art frame, Probably Pennsylvania, circa 1860-1880, of layered and chip carved wood with dark original finish, 20 x 16 inches.

Joe Kindig, Jr., York, PA;
Collection of H. William Koch, Turbotville, PA;
“Important Americana From the Personal Collection of The Late H. William Koch,” Pook & Pook, June 5, 1999, lot 26;
Collection of Virginia Ramsey-Pope Cave, Dorset, VT; “Americana Collection of Virginia Ramsey-Pope Cave, Northeast Auctions, August 5, 2000, lot 293;
Private collection, 2000-2015.
Styles / Movements Folk Art
Incollect Reference Number 197856
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