[Antique china, furniture and silverware.] Notebook containing a mixture of illustrations on silk and card, with printed and manuscript descriptions.

[Antique china, furniture and silverware; antiques; Victorian and Edwardian collecting]
Publication details: 
[English: late Victorian or Edwardian.] In album with label on front pastedown of Hatton & Son, Law and General Stationers, Booksellers & Binders, 81 Chancery Lane, London, W.C.
SKU: 22677

70pp, on thirty-six leaves of a worn 16.5 x 10.5 late-Victorian album, bound in black cloth. An additional seven pages at the end of the volume carry an index, divided into 'China', 'Furniture' and 'Silver Pages'. In fair condition, aged and worn. The compiler is unidentified. The first nineteen pages of the volume carry a total of thirty-six 5.5 x 3.5 cm silk labels, each with a coloured illustration of an item of porcelain (from 'Astbury' to 'Zurich'), with the manufacturer's name and marks beneath, each accompanied by a strip of paper carrying a caption printed in blue. Among these is also an embossed coloured illustration, on a 6.5 x 3.5 cm card, of a ceramic statuette depicting 'Old Age', with a manuscript caption beside it. Laid down on ten pages between pp.21-31 are nineteen coloured printed illustrations on card of antique English wooden furniture, with the facing pages carrying long manuscript entries on each specimen, beginning with 'Oak Court Cupboard | early 17th. Century', and ending with 'Painted Satinwood Dressing Table | Late 18th. century'. Pp.40-43 each carry a black and white photograph of an item of furniture, around which is written a manuscript description, beginning with 'Carved mahogany frame' and ending with 'a Carved oak frame Charles I'. The following page (44) clearly lacks a similar photograph, for which the description remains. Pp.45-55 carry nine illustrations in the same series as those on pp.21-31, each with manuscript caption. Pp.56-57 carry a manuscript description, without illustration, of 'a Clock by Isaac Harbrecht'. Pp.58-62 each carry an coloured illustration on card of a ceramic item, from 'Beacon Ware' to 'Crown Devon Ware'. The last eight pages (paginated 86-93) carry similar coloured illustations on card, with long manuscript descriptions, of items of silverware from 'Caudle-Cup and Cover 1660-1' to 'Mustard-Pot, with Glass Liner 1771'.