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66 2855 Jewelry designs Anonymous first half 18th cent
66 2855 Jewelry designs  Anonymous first half 18th cent
66 2855 Jewelry designs  Anonymous first half 18th cent
66 2855 Jewelry designs  Anonymous first half 18th cent
66/2855 [Jewelry designs]. Anonymous (first half 18th cent.). (Jewelry pattern book). N.pl. (prob. French), n.d. (first half 18th cent.), 36 (of 37) leaves, pen and ink and watercolour partly heightened with gold, ±260 numb. designs, contemp. simple gilt calf, obl. 8vo.

- One leaf ("Fol. 32"), not used (the numbering of the designs jumping from 222 to 235 and also (earlier) skipping one number); most leaves fingersoiled in lower and outer margins; contents partly loose. Covers worn; spine split.

= Extremely rare pattern book, probably a trade-catalogue of a jeweller. Two leaves of the album with part of the watermark of Adriaan Rogge (18th cent. Dutch paper mill, see Churchill 81). A few of the jewels have French inscriptions (e.g. no.27: "Nos coeurs sont unis", no.100: "Souvenir precieux a mon coeur" and no.124: "Lien solide et inseparable"), some have incorporated monograms and no. 24 (a ring) has a the word "Love" inscribed. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXVII.

€ (3.000-5.000) 3000