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Valentine’s Day Card Hand-Made and Hand-Painted German circa 1850

$450.00

A hand-made Valentine’s card 8 cm x 6 cm, with a  verse of poetry below a hand-painted garland of roses around a burning heart, painted on cloth, then mounted on paper with an embossed gilt border.

Wenn freundschaft sich die hande reicht,
Dann is der Weg durch’s leben leicht.
Wo Lieb‘ und Treu‘ im Herzen wohnt,
Da wird mit Erdenglück gelohnt.

(Translated: When friendship is enough,
Then the way through living is easy.
Where Love and Faithful dwell in the heart,
It is worth it with earthly happiness.)

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Valentine. German, ca. 1850 A hand-made Valentine’s card 8 cm x 6 cm, with a German verse below a hand-painted garland of roses around a burning heart, painted on cloth, then mounted on paper with an embossed gilt border. No date, nor signature. Fine.

“Wenn freundschaft sich die hande reicht,
Dann is der Weg durch’s leben leicht.
Wo Lieb‘ und Treu‘ im Herzen wohnt,
Da wird mit Erdenglück gelohnt.”

(Translated: When friendship is enough,
Then the way through living is easy.
Where Love and Faithful dwell in the heart,
It is worth it with earthly happiness.)