Folk Art

Second Rare Antique Folk Art Scherenshnitte Watchpaper
  • Here is a second little rarity for you.  I hope you've already looked at the previous listing and read all about Scherenschnitte and watchpapers.  Likely done by the same hand as the previous one, this one has a similar chain border, although this one is doubled.  The central medallion is a wonderful pen-knife slashed design surrounding a 8-pointed star which, in turn, encloses a delicate fuschia-type flower with stems and leaves. This early 19th century watchpaper is only 2" in diameter and placed onto black paper.  This paper and it's cousin (also being listed today) are framed in round 20th century moulded wood frames that have been painted black with a gilt inside edge, and nicely distressed to create an appropriate package for these little jewels.  Framed size is 5 1/4" diameter.  There are a few minor breaks and an ink stain that you can see in the images, but it is really in excellent condition, especially when you consider that it probably had never been framed until recent decades.  Circa first quarter of the 19th century.

    (#5048)    Sale Pending

    Please see Scherenschnitte, The Art of Papercutting for more information on this wonderful form of folk art.