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DIDEROT, D. - (3 Plate set) Argenteur.

DIDEROT, D. - (3 Plate set) Argenteur.
(3 Plate set) Argenteur. - DIDEROT, D.
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Title : (3 Plate set) Argenteur..
Map maker : DIDEROT, D..
Date : Paris, 1751.
Size : 14.4 x 8.1 inches. / 36.5 x 20.5 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured as issue

Description :Original copper engraving engraved by Baratti. The etchings, with engraving and stipple, on cream laid paper.
This engraving shows a silversmith in his workspace with women working at the table. Women were occasionally, but rarely, silversmiths, but it was not uncommon for wives to assist their husbands in their shops. The other workers in this illustration are most likely also family of the silversmith, or apprentices hired by the silversmith to assist him in exchange for learning the trade.
Silversmiths in the eighteenth century made goods such as tableware, candlesticks, and decorative items by melting down silver and cooling it in molds, hammering, twisting, and engraving it. The figures marks in this illustration correspond to drawings of the tools used in the trade.

Condition : Very good condition, wide margins as issue sheet size 400 x 225 mm.

ID: 93222

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