Trade Card of C. Bonnevie, Goldsmith, Au Chandelier d'Or

Attributed to:
Thiault, I (active c 1692)
1675-1700 {nd}
Dated stylistically.
Place of Production:
Paris, France
engraving on paper
Type of Object:
trade cards
Accession number:
One of a set, see others


Brief Description

Trade card of C. Bonnevie, goldsmith, At the Golden Candlestick, inscribed with the name I. Thiart (Thiault). The image and text are both engraved; the capitals in the first line of text are decorated with parallel lines. The design consists of a representation of the shop sign, also representing the goods Bonnevie made and sold.

The card is divided into two zones with the engraved inscription occupying the lowest quarter in a cartouche in the form of a lambrequin fixed with nine pins. The upper three quarters of the card are occupied by the engraved image consisting of a baluster shaped candlestick composed of vigorous foliated elements resting on two paws, in between these is a small cartouche decorated with an ornamental cipher. The candlestick is framed by a niche decorated with a guilloche motif on the sides and a moulding with floral motifs across the top. There are roses in the two upper corners of the frame set into recessed panels.

Physical description

Dimensions (mm):
147 x 97
Physical Details:
single sheet, image size: 147 x 97 (sheet trimmed to or within plate mark)
I thiart. F.[ecit]
lower left, pen and ink
Translation of inscription:
I Thiault made [this]
AU. CHANDELLIER. D'OR / Sur Le Quay Des Orfevres / Au Coin De La Ruë De Harlay / C. Bonnevie
At the Golden Candlestick. On the quai des Orfèvres at the corner of the rue de Harlay. C. Bonnevie


Acquired by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild (b.1839, d.1898) before 1897; inherited by his sister Alice de Rothschild (b.1847, d.1922); inherited by her great-nephew James de Rothschild (b.1878, d.1957); bequeathed to Waddesdon The Rothschild Collection (The National Trust) in 1957.
Part of:
Recueil d'adresses: A collection of sixteenth, seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth century French, German, Belgian, Swiss, Dutch, Italian and Spanish trade cards, labels, wrappers, advertisements and related commercial ephemera bound in four volumes. 3686.1-4
Waddesdon, The Rothschild Collection (The National Trust)
Bequest of James de Rothschild, 1957


Related literature

Abraham Du Pradel, Nicolas de Blégny, Édouard Fournier; Le Livre commode des adresses de Paris pour 1692, par Abraham Du Pradel-Nicolas de Bégny. Suivi d'appendices, précédé d’une introduction, et annoté par Édouard Fournier.; Paris; P Daffis; 1878. vol. 2, p. 154, n.1 (See notes in 3686.1.15.24)

Indexed terms

Other details

Location of Premises:
quai des Orfèvres, Paris
rue de Harlay, Paris
Shop Sign:
Chandelier d'Or, Au
Trades (Original Language):
orfèvre/Metalwork activities