Beautiful apprenticeship certificates

Beautiful apprenticeship certificates
Apprenticeship certificate

Local artisans, mostly honourable citizens and proprietors of the houses on the square, significantly contributed to the prosperity of Ostrava.

Their existence, as well as the fact that they were forming guilds, is evidenced by statutes of guilds of, for example, drapers, tailors, butchers, blacksmiths and wheelwrights or by artistically crafted apprenticeship certificates that they used to prove their practice. In the picture is a draper’s apprenticeship certificate from 1820.