Cutwork and Hand-painted Valentine. David Mossman.
Cutwork and Hand-painted Valentine
Cutwork and Hand-painted Valentine

Cutwork and Hand-painted Valentine

n.p. Mossman, ca. 1870. Single sheet, folded to approx. 3-1/2 by 5-1/2 inches, pierced in a lace pattern in the center and at the edges, and embossed with flowers and leaves. In the center is a young girl holding a circlet above her head, affixed to the card only by her foot, which is standing on a group of clouds, also attached only in sections, to give a three-dimensional effect. Beneath is a scroll reading, "If I lose you, I am lost". The scroll, girl and clouds are entirely hand-painted; flowers and leaves are hand-colored. With 'Mossman' lightly blind-embossed at the rear of the page. There is a tiny break in the fragile border paper lacework, image slightly dusty, else in very good condition and unused. Scarce. Very good. Item #17400

Price: $250.00

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