Titre : Frédérique Auguste DUFOUR, Joallier Orfèvres...
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Bruxelles, s.d. (ca. 1870) , album with 44 lithographic plates and 31 photographs, 36 x 28 cm, 75 loose plates kept in spring-back album. The lithographies are handnumbered from 1 - 45 (Nos. 16, 18, 24, appear twice. Nos. 28, 29, 36, 41, are missing). They depict chalices and ciboriums, the jewels and the émail-cloisonné ornaments are rendered in handcolouring. The lithos are signed E.Julienne or C.David and are printed by Lemercier, Paris. Some of the plates have a tipped on caption with a hand-written price. The photographs, 18,5 x 30 cm, mounted on board, are numbered 53 - 90 (Nos 59 - 67 and 85-86 are missing, No. 84 appears twice and one item is unnumbered. Six photographs depict chalices , 21 monstrances, 4 dishes. The photographs are stamped; Atelier A.Crosnier, some photographs have handcolouring. This collection of 75 plates served undoubtedly asa trade catalogue of Dufour. Not many of these books could have been in circulation as the costs for the photographies and the extensive and careful handcolouring would have been very high. The Jewellers DUFOUR are mentioned in the catalogue of the Belgian participation in the Paris World Fair in 1878. The photographer Crosnier is mentioned by E. McCauley (Industrial Madness, Commercial Photography in Paris) as active between 1866 and 1871. (Altar plate, trade catalogue, goldsmith work). N° de réf. du libraire 2448
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