Artist Signed "Sara F. Friedmann" this Tin is Tole Decorated with Birds & Fruit on 5 Sides!!! An Early example done by Sara before she began Teaching Tole Painting professionally . Member of the BRAZIER GUILD.
Gold Painted Inscription on Reverse : Spice Can Lafayette Kitchen Gerard College Decorated by Sara F. Friedmann 1961
Tinsmith made canister has a perfect fitted lid, a bow front, and the normal slanted front access Lid.
Possibly a Presentation gift to an employee of the kitchen, or just to Gerard College ? Unknown meaning of "BAT" lettering on the Lid's Tab ?
Her Professional Artist Teaching Career was Ca. 1968 to 2001.
(Without the inscription on reverse you would swear that this was a 19th century original)
Measures : 9 1/2 inches High, 9 inches Wide, and 9 1/2 inches Deep from center of bow front to back.
Weighs 1 Pound and 15.5 ounces.
Historical Sara F. Friedmann Obituary 1904-2001; She was born on Feb. 4, 1904, in Reading, Pa., the daughter of H. Milton and Flora Beyerle Fahrenbach. Sara F. Friedmann, 98, of Old Lyme,Connecticut 06371 died at home on April 27, 2002. She was the widow of the late Karl R. Friedmann, who died on Dec. 12, 2001. A 1922 graduate of Reading High School, she was employed as a secretary until her marriage on June 21, 1927. After raising her children in the Philadelphia area, she became interested in the decorative arts, and was a longtime member of the BRAZIER GUILD. Upon the retirement of her husband, they moved to Old Lyme,CT. in 1968, where she taught Tole painting until just a few years ago. She was a former member of the Moorestown (N.J.) Field Club, and the Old Lyme Country Club, as well as a member of the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme.