70/1869 Games and toys Jigsaw puzzles Jigsaw puzzle showing professions/ market scenes
70/1869 [Games and toys. Jigsaw puzzles]. Jigsaw puzzle showing professions/ market scenes, Paris, Basset, n.d. (late 18th cent.), 57 (of 60) handcol. engr. wooden pieces.

- Lacks 3 pieces and some small portions; all pieces (sl.) warped; a few pieces cracked; trifle foxed/ soiled; one blank corner piece w. pencil scribblings.

= Nice puzzle showing 7 (separate) figures/ scenes each w. captions below: "Decroteur à la Cire Luisante" (a gentleman having his shoes polished, next to a sign reading "Simon tient les chiens proprement Et sa Femme Vat en Ville"); "Ah mon Fils tu fais aboyer Finette avec ta Polichinelle, garre qu'il ne le dechire" (mother with son with Polichinelle puppet, Finette the dog trying to capture it); "Monsieur Ferlu. Du bon Portugal" (gentleman choosing an orange(?) from a peasant woman's basket); "La Vieille Mère javotte avec ses Choux, ses Oignons ses Carottes" (old woman selling vegetables); "Bon Vin de Bourgogne qui rougit la Trogne" (wine seller); "N'en à tu pas asses Vilain Ivrogne" (drunk man with his wife); "Versez tout plein à l'Auteur à Sec. À Boire à la Plume" (seller of an alcoholic drink).

€ (50-70) 50