Title from handwritten note on preliminary page.
Not a trade catalog, but a unique, handmade, factory record notebook, probably accumulated over a period of years.
Suggested date of this notebook derived from the dates of catalogs (in the collection of The Rakow Library) which were used to create it. It was made from cut-out and pasted-on illustrations from these different trade catalogs.
Many of the patterns correlate with catalog "Services de table," [1900-1904]. Most are white on black illustrations which seem to be clipped from it (e.g., Anglais 1348/28, Macbeth, Octave, Chnier, Linder, etc.).
Illustrations are from a vareity of formats: black on white, white on black, blue on beige, blueprint, brown thermal copy.
Catalog removed from Val-Saint-Lambert collection.
Each illustration shows only decanter, stopper, and goblet; information given is usually name of service or blank; sometimes name or number of cutting.
Val Saint Lambert collection
Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging April 2013.
Pages 35-43, 56-69 are blank.