City Views, Austria, Vienna, Wien, Master, craftsman certificate
Vienna. Master craftsman certificate for the production of textiles especially mousselin - with a general view of Vienna, Austria
(Meisterbrief der Stadt Wien)
This Master Certificate was issued and dated by hand May 7, 1808
Copper etching by Jacob Schmuzer. Vienna, ca. 1800.
Such certificates are rare. They had a very limited edition and were usually folded and carried along by the recipient when wandering from job to job. Consequently such certificates are rare in top quality. This one has a very strong printing impression. The edges had been partially lost. Lost parts were masterfully added, so that the overall impression is a good one.
41 x 44 cm (16.1 x 17.3").
Jacob Xaver Schmuzer;