Antique Kershaw Cobweb Valentine C.1850 Delicate Paper Lace Roses
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Antique Kershaw Cobweb Valentine C.1850 Delicate Paper Lace Roses:
My Valentine collection is bursting in its album so I have decided to part with a few of the smaller ones and concentrate on collecting only quarto sized. Most of these were taken from a collection where they were glued to scrapbook pages so there is bits of the album page still stuck to the backs.
Intricate, FABULOUS, Cobweb Valentine with very little damage to outer edge lace only in one spot. This Valentine by Kershaw, circa 1850, measures 7 1/8" X 4.75" of roses, roses, and more roses! The center cartouche is hand painted with fuschia flowers and leaves with an applied hand painted butterfly which is attached to the *cobweb*, which when lifted reveals a tiny silver Dresden cherub on a ship. Extremely fine example of Kershaw's work and of paper lace Valentines in general.
Please see my other sales for more Valentines from this same period.