Sigils, Guilds, Trades, Insignia, Crests, Coats of Arms 1894 Antique German Brockhaus Konversations Chromolithograph

by PetitPoulailler

Zunftwappen [guild crests]

Here is a gorgeous engraved chromolithograph from an 1894 German encyclopedia, 'Brockhaus Konversations', featuring the crests, insignia, sigils, or coats of arms for 20 German guilds and trades.

Highlighted and hand-painted with metallic paint, each is a pictorial representation for the business advertised. You didn't need to know how to read - just decipher the pictures and you'll understand. Boots and saddles, gloves, scissors ... 20 trades are represented. I wish our signs were still like this! All sort of exquisite medieval crests are here.

tanner - Gerber
furrier - Lürschner
saddler - Sattler
shoemaker - Schuhmacher

glover - Handschuhmacher
button maker - Knopfmacher
hat maker - Hutmacher
weaver - Weber

dyer - Färber
cutter - Schneider
fisherman - Fischer
miller - Müller

baker - Bäcker
brewer - Brauer
butcher - Schlächter
soap maker - Seifensieder

barber - Barbiere
painter - Maler
printer - Buchdrucker
bookbinder - Buchbinder

The heavy paper is blank on its reverse, measures 6.5" x 9.75 [16.5x24.8 cm] and, with a protective rice paper tissue safely attached, little tanning is seen. The paper is clear and bright, the chromolithography is strong and bold, and there are no tears, folds, creases, or marks.

A lovely subject to frame for your home decor, for your artist's studio ... or will these crests and emblems make their way into your art? Twenty separate, beautiful heraldic crests for your art!

You are purchasing an 1894 original paper and it does not have watermarks and I will send this to you flat, protected, and by USPS 1st Class mail.

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