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Trade Card of Widow Adam and Joly, Glove Sellers, Au Père Adam

Artist or maker:
Unknown
Date:
1700-1720 {nd}
Dated stylistically.
Place of Production:
Paris, France
Medium:
etching and engraving on paper
Type of Object:
etchings
trade cards
Accession number:
3686.1.42.80
One of a set, see others

Commentary

Brief Description

Trade card of the Widow Adam and Joly, glove sellers (marchands), At Father Adam. The image is etched and the text engraved. The design consists of a representation of the shop sign, and a description of products. The whole is bordered by a thin double rule.

The upper half of the card is taken up by a heart-shaped cartouche forrmed from S-scrolls, scrolling acanthus leaves, volutes, and strapwork. A female mascaron surmounts the cartouche; two palm fronds cross beneath the cartouche. Above the cartouche, the shop name appears in a band separated off by a thin rule.

Inside the cartouche is a representaion of Adam and God in the Garden of Eden. Adam sits on a rocky promontory to the left, in front of a tree. God walks towards him, his right hand raised in a blessing. Large craggy mountains are visible in the background.

The cartouche rests on a shelf terminating in volutes. The sides of a fringed lambrequin are attached to these volutes, and are bunched through two volute brackets. The main section of the text appears on the lambrequin. At lower centre there is a lion mascaron flanked by S-scrolls.

Physical description

Dimensions (mm):
322 x 250, folded to 322 x 223
Physical Details:
single sheet, plate mark size: 243 x 179, image size: 227 x 168
Transcription:
AU PERE ADAM. / LA VE. ADAM ET JOLY / Marchands, rue Saint Denis, entre la rue des / Lombards et celle de la Heaumerie, Tiennent Magasin / de touttes sortes de Gans et Mittaines de Castor, de Dain, / de Chamois, de Siamoises, d'Agneaux, de Chevreaux, / les Mittaines garnies de rubans et non garnies, et / generallement de touttes les autres sortes de Ganteries, / Pommades de Provence et Italie pour les Cheveux / Jaune et blanches, Boettes à la Bergamotte, et differents / Eaux de la Reine d'Hongrie, de Lavandes et Sans- /pareil, Peaux de Chevres Jaunes et de Dain. / Le tout en gros et a juste prix. A PARIS.
Translation:
At Father Adam. The Widow Adam and Joly, merchants, rue Saint Denis, between the rue des Lombards and that of la Hiaumerie, keep a shop of all sorts of gloves and mittens, of beaver, buckskin, chamois, cotton and silk mix, lambskin, goatskin, mittens adorned with ribbons and unadorned, and in general all other sorts of gloves, pomades from Provence and Italy for blond and white hair, boxes of bergamot scent, and different waters, perfume of the Queen of Hungary, lavender water and 'Sans-pareil' perfume, white goatskins and deerskins. All wholesale and at fair prices. 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 (National Trust)
Bequest of James de Rothschild, 1957

Bibliography

Related literature

Jacques Hillairet; Dictionnaire historique des rues de Paris; Paris; Éditions de Minuit; 1963. see Location of premises.

Indexed terms

Other details

Location of Premises:
rue Saint-Denis, Paris
(entre la rue des Lombards et la rue de la Hiaumerie). Hillairet, 1963, vol. 1, p. 719: rue de la Hiaumerie is now rue di Rivoli.
Shop Sign:
Pere Adam, Au
Trades (Original Language):
marchand de ganteries/Textile activities
Products:
GANTS
CASTOR
DE
MITAINES
DAIN
DE
MITAINES
CHAMOIS
DE
MITAINES
DE
MITAINES
SIAMOISE
AGNEAUX
D
MITAINES
CHEVREAUX
DE
MITAINES
DE
GARNIES
MITAINES
RUBANS
DE
POMMADES
PROVENCE
D
ITALIE
POMMADES
A
BERGAMOTTE
BOITES
BOÎTES
LA
À
D
DE
EAU
HONGRIE
LA
REINE
DE
EAU
PAREIL
SANS
CHEVRES
CHÈVRES
DE
JAUNES
PEAUX
DAIN
DE
PEAUX
DE
EAU
LAVANDES