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Delbaere, J

Nos bibelots / par J. Delbaere, imagier de Mesdames Brasseur.

France, 1804.
Physical Description:
1 volume (30 drawings) : watercolors ; 11 x 17 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NK4370 .D4 1804
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Drawings & Watercolors
Bound in pale sink, covers embroidered with floral vinework. Front cover embroidered with the words "A mon compere"; back cover embroidered with the monogram "JB."
The volume includes 30 finished watercolors (on 30 leaves) depicting more than 60 objects in a collection (largely porcelain). Depicted are cups and saucers, plates, figurines, large show pieces, and other porcelain objects (one a ceramic shoe) from a wide variety of ceramic manufactures in France and elsewhere, including S̀evres, Meissen, Delft (blue and white, and polychrome), Mennecy, Tournay, Chantilly, Strasbourg, Rouen, Lille, St Cloud, Strasbourg, and from China and Japan. Items not in porcelain include a Renaissance ivory of two putti playing, a collection of 18th-century red and green morocco bindings, an early 18th century silver pitcher and plate, and four 18th-century whistles in the shape of dogs.
The verso of the final drawing is inscribed: "Reçevez, mon aimable compere, ce petit souvenir comme un témoignage de mon intérêt pour tout ce qui vous touche; et un mémoire de l'heureux jour ou l'amie Lisette nous réunira, pour la Célebration du Baptême de son enfant. [signed] Comtesse de Salignac-Fenélon. Potsdam, le 6 octobre 1804." The author of the note is presumably Christine, Comtesse de Salignac-Fenélon (1755-1837), née d'Incourt d'Hangard. She was the third and final wife of Jean Raymond de Salignac-Fénelon (1746-1824).
Subject Terms:
Decorative arts -- France.
Fine bindings.
Meissen porcelain.
Porcelain -- France.
Porcelain figures.
Porcelain, French.
Salignac-Fénelon, Christine, comtesse de, 1755-1837.
Salignac-Fénelon, Jean Raymond, comte de, 1746-1824.
Sèvres porcelain.
Salignac-Fénelon, Christine, comtesse de, 1755-1837.

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