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1888 Chromolithograph Bordeaux Costume 19th Century Bordelais Dress Bonnet LCH5
1888 Chromolithograph Bordeaux Costume 19th Century Bordelais Dress Bonnet LCH5
1888 Chromolithograph Bordeaux Costume 19th Century Bordelais Dress Bonnet LCH5
1888 Chromolithograph Bordeaux Costume 19th Century Bordelais Dress Bonnet LCH5

1888 Chromolithograph Bordeaux Costume 19th Century Bordelais Dress Bonnet LCH5

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This is a rare original 1888 color chromolithograph which depicts a variety of clothing and bonnet styles that could be found on the streets of Bordeaux, France, during the early 19th century. The pouffed caps were made from ozgandy, a sheer cotton plain-weave cloth which held its shape well, but was prone to wrinkling. Several of the young ladies here are known as grisettes, working girls who tended to wear simple gray dress which eventually led to their name (gray=gris). Although originally they were just impoverished lower-class workers, throughout the years the term grisette eventually became synonymous with part-time prostitutes and flirts.

Key Elements

1. Milmaid from Gradignan - 2. Merchant woman - 3. Grisette - 4. Poultry vendor carrying her merchandise on her head - 5. Fish vendor - 6. Grisette - 7. Young girl from Laroque - 8.Fille de peine, a domestic servant - 9. Portanière (middle class woman) wearing her Sunday best - 10. Woman from Blaye - 11. Milkmaid from Cauderan - 12. Cooked apple vendor - 13. Fish vendor in Sunday clothes - 14. Little girls from Cauderan - 15. Fish vendor - 16. Middle class woman - 17. Milkmaid from Pessac.

CONDITION

This 123+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Chromolithograph; Color
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10 x 13.5 inches; 25 x 34 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper has obtained an extraordinary, ultra-rare collection of original color and chromolithographs, which capture a myriad of ancient cultures and costumes from around the world. Virtually unseen individually, and from perhaps the most coveted portfolio of costumes from the 19th century, these historically important elephant folio-sized chromolithographs depict a myriad of costumes that capture fashions, fads and traditional outfits, as well as the beautiful jewelry work of almost every major European society throughout the last few centuries. Featured in these regions include, Basque, Scotland, Brittany, Moscow, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, England and Holland; there are beautiful illustrations for all, each more unique than the next.

The originals offered are from the first edition of RacinetÕs masterwork on costumes of the world. Many have been heightened in gold and silver. The full color chromolithographs are some of the most spectacular we have procured. The duotone chromolithographs are stunning and impeccably preserved. Each piece from the collection is in museum-quality condition.

Keywords specific to this image: broom, historical, shawl, apron

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