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This antique German illustrated postcard is in overall unused mint condition. The undivided back dates it to around 1903. Not only is the metallic gold frame around the charming scene embossed but the edges of the card are also crinkled. Although I couldn't find anything about the printer, it's apparent that Manger in Koln, Germany, produced top quality cards. Perhaps I'm easily amused but I did find it a sweet coincidence that, although this is a German-printed card, the name Manger means "to eat" in French. And that's what the young chef is doing in this illustration. He's getting ready to eat a piece of fruit, hand fed no less from a cute girl. She's holding a pie or tart in the other arm. I'd bet it's framboise (raspberry).
Imagine this card matted and framed for a piece of wall art in your kitchen!
Size: about 3.5 by 5.5 inches.
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Art Nouveau Embossed Gold Framed Antique German Postcard of Girl and Young Chef
$19 USD SOLD
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