Lot 6561
Interiors, Decorative Art, Books & Prints Auction | 11 September 2020
[ORNAMENT PRINTS] – PILLEMENT, J.-B. (Jean-Baptiste) (1728-1808). (“Barques et voitures Chinoises”).

Set of 6 etchings (numbered 1-6 in the plate) by P.G. Tavenard after J.-B. Pillement depicting 12 oval ornamental compositions in Chinoiserie-style (2 ills. signed in the plate). (Publ. in Paris, ca. 1772). Ca. 24 x 16 cm. (image) & ca. 34,5 x 26 cm. (leaf).

¶ Cf. Katalog Ornamentstich-Sammlung Berlin 449. Jessen (Der Ornamentstich) pp. 255-257. Very rare edition (no copies in WorldCat) of finely executed etchings combining French Rococo ornaments & Chinese-inspired designs by the French artist Jean-Baptiste Pillement (1728-1808) whose work had a profound influence on the French & English decorative arts at the end of the eighteenth century. – Complete set, but probably an etched title-leaf is missing. Partly waterstained in outer (blank) margins, 1 etching sl. soiled, all leaves stitched together in upper blank margin.

€ 600,00
€ 800,00