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[Cressets: designs]

RA Collection: Book

Record number



[S.l.:: ], [ca. 1700?]

Physical Description

[5] sheets carrying [6] pl.; 436 mm. (Folio).

General Note

The first sheet carries two plates.

Responsibility Note

Plate [1] is signed 'IL', that is probably, Iacomo Laurentiani, a set of whose designs, under the title 'Opere Per Argentieri Et Altri' (1632), is one of the works with which the present set is bound. Plate [2] is signed as designed by Be. Taro and engraved by B. Pavillon, and carries the privilege, 'C.P.R.', that is, it has the same signatures as one of the additional plates bound with Laurentiani's 'Opere Per Argentieri Et Altri' already mentioned.

Summary Note

Plates [3-5] appear to belong to one set. They show cressets. Plates [1, 2] also show cressets. Plate [6] shows three designs for caskets or possibly altar-fronts.


Recorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1802 (as 'Ornemens pour les Artistes, par Boucher la Joue ...').

Copy Note

All plates are pasted in.

Binding Note

18th-century sprinkled calf; rebacked in 1996, red and black morocco spine-labels lettered 'Oeuvres De Bouche & De La Joue Tom. II'. Bound with 'Livre de Cartouches Inventés Par François Boucher' and 20 others.


Cressets - Hanging lamps - Metal-work - History - Baroque - Rococo
Designs - Pattern books
Pictorial works


Iacomo Laurentiani, draughtsman
Balthazar Pavillon, engraver
Jean Bernard Toro, draughtsman