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    Posted 4 years ago

    Karenoke
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    Hi, I found this in a thrift store this morning and can't find anything about the artist. When I googled Emil Lachner, it brings up a wood carving artist with another name on Wikipedia. Could google have translated without me noticing that it had done so? This is soooo cool, I love this kind of art. And a thrift store employee must have found something or they would not have put a 29.95 price on it. But it had a red sticker price tag and red stickers were 75% off today.
    I'm sure someone can read this hand written note on the back?
    Any I expect someone may recognize the building?
    And notice on front, you can see where a placque/name tag was once on it.
    I so love this and will be checking back regularly to soak up you all information. I can't wait to learn what I have here!
    Thank you so, so much!

    It measures: 17 1/2" wide x 13 1/8 high
    BTW, the frame is old, no staples. And you can see the frame had been previously used.

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    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      Emil Lachner was the retailer.
    2. Karenoke Karenoke, 4 years ago
      Oh....that helps, kinda.
      How did you figure that out?
      Wonder if there's enough info on the retailer to learn who's wood carvings he sold?
      Thank you!
    3. Karenoke Karenoke, 4 years ago
      And thanks for the love as well!
    4. noob, 4 years ago
      I can only decipher a bit of the script...

      'Von deinen lieber Vater zum... ' = 'From your dear father to... '
      'Weihnachten 1957' = 'Christmas 1957'
      'Einen altiges Bild...' = 'An old picture...'

      Difficult to read the writing.
    5. noob, 4 years ago
      Could be the remaining medieval parts of Nuremberg... http://www.istockphoto.com/ae/photo/medieval-city-nuremberg-germany-gm643579526-116671407
    6. Karenoke Karenoke, 4 years ago
      OMGosh Noob, I'm impressed!
      And very thankful as well, I appreciate you taking the time to help me.
      So it was old in 1957 when a father gave it as a gift?
      I'm going to check out the link real quick and if it's lengthy I'll come back to it when my eyes aren't so tired. Thanks again!
    7. SpiritBear, 4 years ago
      I have seen many similar pieces I've always thought were post-war Germany. I've determined they're usually not carved, but rather poured. Not sure how they made them yet, though.
    8. Karenoke Karenoke, 4 years ago
      Ok SpiritBear. If you learn more please let me know.
      Thanks for your comment, much appreciated!
    9. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 4 years ago
      A malmeister is a painter not a wood carver. I think the frame may have held a picture at some point and it was removed and the carving applied. A woodcarver is, Holzschnitzer.
    10. Karenoke Karenoke, 4 years ago
      Thank you so much Fhrjr2!
      More leads for my research:~}
    11. Karenoke Karenoke, 4 years ago
      Thanks for all the loves everyone, much appreciated!

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