J. W. ROGERS
A love and friendship token to J. H. P.
Probably Batavia, New York
Circa 1860 to 1865
Layered cut white and tan paper with watercolor and ink; mounted under glass within period gilt frame. This love token is unusual for its large scale and the high quality of its allover cutwork designs which incorporate watercolor detailing on the blue birds and hearts, and a polychrome floral still-life at the center of the composition. Largely an anonymous genre, it is quite rare to find a cutwork picture signed by its maker.
Inscribed in ink over red watercolor within heart at left center:
"When this / you see / remember me"
Inscribed in ink over red watercolor within heart at right center:
"Love / & / Friendship / J. H. P."
Inscribed in ink at lower right:
"Cut by J. W. Rogers, Batavia"
A possible identification for the maker of this rare large scale love token is a John W. Rogers, born about 1845, in New York, son of Aaron Rogers (born 1811), and Sarah Fosdick-Rogers (born 1815). The family resided in Batavia, and later Pembroke, in Genesee County, New York. This piece is published within David A. Schorsch and Eileen M. Smiles, The Heart of the Matter: Sentimental works on paper by 19th century Americans (Woodbury, CT, 2009), no. 15, illustrated in color. (Frame: 16.5 x 20 inches; view: 12.5 x 16 inches.)
Islamic Prayer Board, Scripture Board, Koranic Teaching Tablet
Africa, Late 19th to Early 20th Century
(Original condition: 23.25 x 11.5 x .5")
Antique Love Token, Friendship, Conjoined Gold Foil & Paper Woven Hearts
Anonymous, likely third quarter of the nineteenth century
Intricately woven small hearts above and centering hands; applied gold foil cutouts; the
hands cut from lined paper applied to powder blue stock. The work is mounted within a
mustard color painted and molded frame; frame: 10.25" x 8.5"; site: 6.75" x 8.5".
Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes
Friendship Token, True Love Knot
To Ann Crocker
April the 9th 1759
Precise draftsmanship, remaining colors are bright otherwise fugitive pigments - SOLD
Neatly compartmentalized verse, hearts, pinwheels, and other devices; thinning paint seems to be mostly confined to lettering. (Frame: 16 by 21.75"; view: 14 by 19.75")
Heart Taufschein Print, Hand Colored, Fraktur
Printed in Reading, Pennsylvania by Jacob Schneider for Frederick Krebs
Ex Musselman Collection (1989) - SOLD
Very good condition, mounted within a period painted frame.
(Frame: 19.5 by 16.5"; view: 16.5 by 13.5")
1009-3 - SOLD
Hannah Chase Ward's Love Token Feb. 28th 1858 - SOLD
Applique paper hearts with braided hair signed and dated in lemon gold frame
Dimensions: sight size 6.5 by 9-inches, frame 8.5 by 9-inches.
210-125 - SOLD
Love Token Knitting Sheath
Exquisitely carved fruitwood knitting sheath.
Britain or Wales - SOLD
Dimensions: 13.25-inches long.
348-211 - SOLD
Heart and Hand Love Token, Daniel G. Leatherman, March 31, 1875 - SOLD
Cut and appliqued paper with hair memento in lemon gold frame
Dimensions: sight size 6.25 by 8.25-inches, framed 9.75 by 12-inches.
210-126 - SOLD