This offering is for an extremely rare German Baptismal Gift Box holding an ornate Greeting card, decorative envelope and recognition certificate. The size of the box is 5.25” x 4” x 1/2”. The lid of the box is a gold colored print that depicts John the Baptist in the act of baptizing Jesus. The details are exquisite. The condition of the box is excellent with the single issue being a split of 1/4” on on one corner. The box is immaculate. It must have been stored in perfect storage conditions for over a century. The prettiest item is the pink silk , dresden, lace & cloth floral decorated top of the folder. It has the appearance of a greeting card and is in excellent condition. The back of this portion is a beautiful printed gold decorated envelope that contains the baptismal recognition certificate. The 7 1/4” x 4 1/2” certificate. The scene depicts an angel holding a baby, several cherubs, a cathedral and a floral garland. The verse is written in German. The name of the baby is written in penciled script, but I can’t decipher the letters—maybe you’ll have better luck. This Baptismal Box and contents are very precious. I have other antique German and French Baptismal boxes, but they are empty as most are. This offering has appeal for doll collectors or religious memorabilia collectors. A large German baby doll holding this box would create a unique display. Please contact me if you have any questions. Shipping by FREE First Class Mail with Optional Insurance. International customers, please contact me to arrange shipping. Thank you for stopping by and for taking time to view this offering.
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