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.

































































Monday, August 19, 2013

Pipe d'Etalage Balthazar by Gambier


One of the eight clay Pipes d'Etalage known to have been manufactured in France in the XIXth century, is the 6 inches tall Balthazar by Gambier.


Balthazar by Gambier. Height: 6 inches (15 cm)
Courtesy Daniel Mazaleyrat Collection





Courtesy Daniel Mazaleyrat Collection



Courtesy of the Curiosity Shop



Courtesy André Leclaire Collection



Courtesy André Leclaire Collection




Courtesy André Leclaire Collection



Courtesy André Leclaire Collection



Courtesy André Leclaire Collection





Courtesy André Leclaire Collection




Courtesy Private Collection


Courtesy Private Collection




Courtesy Private Collection



Courtesy Private Collection



Courtesy Private Collection





Courtesy Private Collection



Saturday, August 17, 2013

Saint-Claude Exceptional Exhibition June to September 2013



Under the watchful eye of the Dalloz-Dessertine Voltaire



Exceptional carved wood pipes from the Alice de Rotschild Collection


Are the center of attention



Pipes from private collections



XVIIIth century



XVIIIth century



XIXth century


Alice de Rothschild Collection



Masterpieces from the Musée de la Pipe et du Diamant, Saint-Claude



Masterpieces from the Musée de la Pipe et du Diamant, Saint-Claude



Masterpieces from the Musée de la Pipe et du Diamant, Saint-Claude




Alice de Rothschild Collection




For more information, a catalog or a DVD of the exhibition, contact:



Musée de la Pipe et du Diamant
1, Place Jacques Faizant
Saint-Claude, France
(33) 3.84.45.17.00
info@musee-pipe-diamant.com 
 
 
 


Henri of Bourbon, Count of Chambord Smoking Set, 1856


Henri of Artois, Count of Chambord was born on 29 September 1820 in the Tuilerie Palace in Paris.

The Tuilerie Palace ca 1860


 
The young Dauphin of France Henri inspecting the royal guard at Rambouillet on 2 August 1830.


The son of Charles Ferdinand, Duke of Berry, younger son of Charles X of France, 


Portrait of Charles X of France, 1829, by François Gérard, Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

by his wife, Princess Carolina of Naples and Sicily, daughter of King Francis I of the Two Sicilies.

 
Princess Caroline in 1825 by Thomas Lawrence, Palais de Versailles


Henri de Bourbon became known as Henry V and would remain the Legitimist pretender to the throne of France from 1844 until his death in 1883.




In November 1846, the comte de Chambord married his second cousin Archduchess Maria Theresa of Austria-Este.


Henri d'Artois by Adeodata Malatesta

On the tenth anniversary of his marriage his supporters offered him a sumptuous smoking set.



28,5 x 33 x 8 cm. Copyright Antiquités Delalande Paris






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