Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Musterbuch Der Gewerbe ca 1850

This is a typical example of a sample book of designs whose title (literally translated) is " Pattern Book for Art Carver, Ivory and Meerschaum Cutter. Representations of Household Objects and Luxury Articles." 

Although undated, the renderings by the artist, Heller, of the meerschaum pipes indicate that this portfolio was probably assembled in the early to mid-1800s. 

Several pages of his line drawings follow.

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