Livre de toutes sortes de feuilles pour servir a l’art d’orfeburie, Jacques Briot, after Jacques Caillard, 1627

Livre de toutes sortes de feuilles pour servir a l’art d’orfeburie, Jacques Briot, after Jacques Caillard, 1627

etching, h 212mm × w 14mm More details

Stylized naturalistic pea-pods feature in the design on both the title page and the adjacent print, making it clear why this style is called cosse de pois. It was popular in the period 1620-1640 and spread from Paris throughout Europe. Several examples of cosse de pois jewellery have been preserved.

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