SOLD Jewelry, Gemstone Polishing, Gem Cutting, Lonitzer, 1569
Original 16th Century engraving / book-plate showing gemstone polishing and cutting with descriptive text in Gothic German. This beautiful book-plate comes from Adam Lonitzer's "Krauterbuch," published in Germany, 1569. The print is double-sided, is on laid paper and due to it's age has stains, creases and a tear/hole in the text. It is matted in an acid-free standard 11 x 14" white-core mat. The overall plate size, including margins is 7.75 x 12.25." This is an original, antique print, not a reproduction.