SILVERSMITH'S DESIGNS: FIVE DRAWING BOOKS, JACOB SCHAFFER, WASHINGTON, PA, DATED 1787, 1817, 1821, 1823, AND 1825
with a variety of marbled paper or illustrated paper covers, roughly sewn together; comprising:
Book dated 1817, with foliate and patterned borders, "Engraving for a Salt Seller", "Sprigs", "a button for a bridle head Stall a Punch to raise them up", "Free Masons Plate", etc
Book with name "Jacob Schiffer", design for a buckle, outline of a teapot, outline of a creamer with "Jacob Shaphard Charls Thoune Jun the 6 1787", outlines of sugar urn and cann with weights, designs for a creamer and chateleine hook, script monograms
Book with name "Joseph Schaffer Washington County Pennsylvania" and date 1825; designs of flowers, "sword mountings"
Book with name "Joseph Schafer", outline designs for Masonic Jewels with weights, date 1823, descriptions of decoration for the "Medals", design for sword mounting
Book with cover name J. Schaffer, Philadelphia, and date 1821, inside "Joseph Schaffer's Book of Scrolls. Washington Pa June 4. 1823 harde times", with designs for scrolls, foliate sprigs, and ribbons, loose page tucked in with oval portrait labeled "Hodges Esqr Painter"
total about 75 leaves of which approximately 30 bear drawings and sketches by several hands
height 7 5/8 by width 6 1/2 in.
19.7 by 16.5 cm