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Possible Label for Textiles Used by Members of the Silk Merchant-Manufacturers Guild

Artist or maker:
Unknown
Date:
c 1680 {nd}
Dated by Katie Scott.
Place of Production:
Paris, France
Medium:
engraving on paper
Type of Object:
engravings
labels (identifying artifacts)
Accession number:
3686.1.10.15
One of a set, see others

Commentary

Brief Description

Possible label for textiles used by members of the silk merchant-manufacturers guild (marchands fabricants ou ouvriers en draps d'or et d'argent), in the Royal Establishment, Paris. Both text and image are engraved. The text is located on a plaque affixed to a plain plinth or column which continues beyond the lower edge of the design.

On top of the plinth rests a shield with the coat of arms of the Ouvriers en draps d'or et d'argent (Silk Merchant-Manufacturers Guild). The shield is surrounded by a symmetrical frame composed of strapwork and scrolls. A human mascaron, eyes and nose, appears at lower centre; the mouth is formed by the curves of the frame.

The frame is surmounted by a coronet with fleurs-de-lis and fleurons. A drape hangs behind the shield. It is tied above the crown at upper right and left with unfurling ribbons.

Physical description

Dimensions (mm):
155 x 109
Physical Details:
single sheet, plate mark size: 113 x 90, image size: 84 x 108
Transcription:
LES MARCHANS [sic] : FABRIQUANTS . / EN DRAPS DOR ET DE SOYE DES / TABLISSEMENT ROYAL A PARIS
Translation:
The manufacturing merchants of gold and silk cloth of the Royal Establishment in Paris
Language:
French

History

Provenance:
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
Collection:
Waddesdon, The Rothschild Collection (The National Trust)
Bequest of James de Rothschild, 1957

Bibliography

Bibliography

Katie Scott, The Waddesdon Manor Trade Cards: More than one history, Journal of Design History, 23, 2004, 91-104; p. 93, fig. 3

Related literature

René de Lespinasse; Les métiers et corporations de la ville de Paris XIVe-XVIIIe siècle; 3 vols; Paris; Imprimerie Nationale; 1886-1897. vol. 2, p. 286, illustrates the coat of arms for the Ouvriers en draps d'or et d'argent.

Indexed terms

Other details

Location of Premises:
Paris
Trades (Original Language):
marchand fabricant d'étoffes/Textile activities
Products:
D
DRAP
OR
DE
DRAPS
SOIE