Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Sarah Gicker


Item Info

Item No: frkb01016
Title: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Sarah Gicker
Creation Date: 6/9/1856
Scripts/Text: Roman print
Weiser Number: 410
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink

Sarah Gicker \ Bern June 9, 1856.

Category: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen)
Media Type: Manuscripts
Source: Rare Book Department

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Roman print is in the center of the document. It is flanked by two tulips. Above the text are four roses, and below it are two birds on small tree-like plants. The image is arranged vertically. This bookplate is in the catechism Hübner’s Biblische Historien (Philadelphia: Georg W. Mentz und Sohn, 1839).  (CB 1839 H87h).  For a similar booplate by the same artist, see FLP B-1015.  See also FLP 394, 1045, and 1132.

Associated Names: Gicker, Sarah
Provenance: Levi E. Yoder


"Late Berks County Artist"  in Russell D. and Corinne P. Earnest, Papers for Birth Dayes: Guide to the Fraktur Artists and Scriveners (East Berlin, Pa.: Russell D. Earnest Associates, 1997), 2nd ed., vol. 2, pp. 501-502.

Creation Place Town/Township: Region/County:[Berks]
City/Town/Township:Bern Township
Creation Place Note:Based on inscription on document

Image Dimensions Width: 10.8 cm
ShelfMark: FLP B-1016
Creator Name: [Late Berks County Artist (active c. 1830-1865)] - Decorator
[Late Berks County Artist (active c. 1830-1865)] - Scrivener

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