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Calligraphy, Certificate of Membership in the Book-binder's Guild

This is a Calligraphy. It was created by I E W and made for (as the client) Simon Ibersperger and dedicatee: Johannes Ibersperger. It is dated 1750 and we acquired it in 1960. Its medium is pen and red and black inks on parchment; silk ribbon with seal in wooden mount mechanically attached to certificate. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Hamill & Barker. It is credited Gift of Hamill and Barker.

Its dimensions are

Certificate: 44.8 x 61.5 cm (17 5/8 x 24 3/16 in.) Certificate with ribbons & seal fully extended: 72 x 61.5 cm (28 3/8 x 24 3/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Calligraphy, Certificate of Membership in the Book-binder's Guild; I E W (active 1750s); France & England; pen and red and black inks on parchment; silk ribbon with seal in wooden mount mechanically attached to certificate; Certificate: 44.8 x 61.5 cm (17 5/8 x 24 3/16 in.) Certificate with ribbons & seal fully extended: 72 x 61.5 cm (28 3/8 x 24 3/16 in.); Gift of Hamill and Barker; 1960-128-12

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