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deaf tuner

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what is the book about ?
No idea, I just made a search to see what I find about Your quote. :D

at first sight it seems it's about flowe language, the symbolism of flowers, flower related poetry.

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Tale linguaggio fu introdotto da Mary Wortley Montagu, moglie dell'ambasciatore inglese a Costantinopoli, dopo il suo soggiorno nella capitale turca negli anni 1716-1718. Nelle sue lettere, pubblicate nel 1763, ella riferiva dell'usanza - chiamata selam - di attribuire significati simbolici a ogni sorta di oggetti, e in particolare ai fiori, ai frutti e alle piante....

(The language was introduced by Mary Wortley Montagu, the Brithish ambassador in Istambul's wife, after her staying in the Ottoman capital in 1716-1718. In her letters, she mention the "selam", meaning giving symbolic signification to objects, especially flowers, fruits and plants)

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linguaggio_dei_fiori
... According to Jayne Alcock, Grounds and Gardens Supervisor at The Walled Gardens of Cannington, the renewed Victorian era interest in the language of flowers finds its roots in Ottoman Turkey, specifically the court in Constantinople[6] and an obsession it held with tulips during the first half of the 18th century. The Victorian use of flowers as a means of covert communication bloomed alongside a growing interest in botany.

The floriography craze was introduced to Europe by two people: Englishwoman Mary Wortley Montagu (1689–1762), who brought it to England in 1717, and Aubry de La Mottraye (1674–1743), who introduced it to the Swedish court in 1727. Joseph Hammer-Purgstall's Dictionnaire du language des fleurs (1809) appears to be the first published list associating flowers with symbolic definitions, while the first dictionary of floriography appears in 1819 when Louise Cortambert, writing under the pen name 'Madame Charlotte de la Tour,' wrote Le langage des Fleurs. ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Language_of_flowers


My based on nothing supposition is that someone had that book, and found there an inspiration for the epitaph. Maybe there was some link the deceased had with that flower or simply it was a good quote that applied to the persons life/personality.

It's the kind of book that in my opinion one could probably find in Siebenbürgischen Sachsen or Donau Schwaben families.
 

deaf tuner

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pretty old the family is from the 16th ...
That would exclude the Donau Schwaben. It could have its roots in Luxembourg, North-Western Germany area. If so, Isleifson could give You some hints.

... can you tell me what is the book you linked is about ? I'm really curious now ...
You made me curious too, so I will look a bit into it. But don't expect too much, my German is , hmmm, a bit aleatory ... (and I'm overstating by saying that :eek: )
 
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the families tomb is a pyramid, no Christian symbolism, it has an obelisk in the front with a gryphon holding something in the hand I can't identify what it means

 

deaf tuner

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Merçi!

If the family You are interested in is from Hermanstadt/Sibiu region, You can try to talk at Bruckenthal museum. They have a patrimoine section, and I think You can find some help or hints for Your research.

You might contact the German Democratic Forum (Demokratische Forum der Deutschen in Rumänien/Forumul Democrat al Germanilor din Romania) in the town/region where the family lived. Normally there should be someone to guide a bit in Your research.


and if we remain on the pharmaceutical path:

MUSEUMS OF ROMANIA: The History of Pharmacy Museum in Cluj Napoca ? AGERPRES

http://www.brukenthalmuseum.ro/farmacie_en/index.html
 
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Romania
Yes its the Mauksch-Hintz tomb complex from Cluj, it's shaped like a pyramid and has a temple entrance + the weird poem on the entrance which is flanked by a female figure and a male in a mirrored position

Anyone has anymore info on this family ?
 

deaf tuner

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Yes its the Mauksch-Hintz tomb complex from Cluj, it's shaped like a pyramid and has a temple entrance + the weird poem on the entrance which is flanked by a female figure and a male in a mirrored position

Anyone has anymore info on this family ?
The family was the one owning the pharmacy that now is the Museum in Cluj!


https://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casa_Hintz_din_Cluj
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cluj-Napoca_Hintz_House
https://hu.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauksch–Hintz-ház