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Trade Card of Guion, Glass-maker

Artist or maker:
Unknown
Date:
1764 {printed date}
Place of Production:
Paris, France
Medium:
etching and engraving on paper
Type of Object:
etchings
trade cards
Accession number:
3686.1.11.18
One of a set, see others

Commentary

Brief Description

Trade card of Guion, master glass-maker (maître vitrier), dated 1764. The engraved text is surrounded by an etched architectural cartouche. Two volute brackets support a broken cornice. Between the two sections of the cornice, is a motif reminiscent of an oval overdoor composed of loose leaf scrolls and flower shapes, which extends to join the volutes on either side. On both sides, a garland of flowers is attached to the side of the frame, just below the volute, and winds around the sides of the frame. The sides and lower edge of the simple rectangular frame are decorated with thin ruled horizontal lines. Three dentils support the frame on each side of the lower edge.

At the lower centre, spilling out of the frame, is an arrangement of instruments and flowers, including a globe lying on its side and a pair of compasses. Scrolls of paper protude from the sides of this arrangement.

Physical description

Dimensions (mm):
68 x 90
Physical Details:
single sheet, plate mark size: 57 x 82, image size: 50 x 77
Signature & Date
dated in plate: 1764
Transcription:
GUION / Maitre Vitrier / Tient Magazin de toutes sortes de beaux Verres de Bo- /hemes (Bohemes) et d'Allemagne et monte les Estampes avec leurs / Bordures dorés et d'autres couleurs. Il vend aussi des Verres / de toutes les couleurs pour les Eglises: le tout à juste prix. / Il demeure Rue St. Victor vis-à-vis celle de Versailles. / 1764
Translation:
Guion. Master glass-maker keeps a shop with all sorts of beautiful Bohemian and German glass, mounts prints with gilded frames or in other colours. He also sells glasses in all colours for churches, all at fair prices. He lives in the Rue St. Victor, opposite the rue de Versailles 1764
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

Indexed terms

Other details

Location of Premises:
rue Saint-Victor, Paris
(vis-à-vis rue de Versailles)
Trades (Original Language):
vitrier/Furnishing activities
Services:
monte les estampes/Fine art activities
Products:
BOHEME
BOHÊME
DE
VERRE
COULEURS
DE
EGLISES
LES
POUR
TOUTES
VERRE
ALLEMAGNE
D
VERRE
BORDURES
BORDURES
DOREES
DORÉES