MOCK-UP FOR FLORIST OR NURSERYMAN'S AD OR LABEL. by (French…

MOCK-UP FOR FLORIST OR NURSERYMAN'S AD OR LABEL. by (French Art Nouveau) (CLOS de la GAROUPE).
Flowers from Cap d'Antibes.

MOCK-UP FOR FLORIST OR NURSERYMAN'S AD OR LABEL.

n.p., N.P., n.d. (ca. 1900?). A somewhat mysterious piece on art vellum having the appearance of a mailing or shipping label, but, surely being an elaborate mock-up for one or the other. "The design is signed in a monogram for "R H sc". The sender's address is " Clos de la Garoupe/ Cap d'Antibes/ Alpes-Maritimes. " in decorative black lettering. Opposite is the message:" Les Fleurs sont expédiées aussitôt qu'elles sont coupées." Below this is an address space beginning with a decorative "M" and below, "Spécialité d'Anémones /et de la Fraises. This text is arranged in the upper diagonal space of the piece. In the lower diagonal is a splendid design of a young woman holding strawberries and surrounded by anemones. This illustration is enhanced in green, gray and rose. The Cap d'Antibes was a strong horticultural region in the 19th century. Clos de la Garoupe was once a farm ( or nursery?) before Antibes became the playground of the rich. Impression 17 x 23.5 on sheet measuring 28 x 35 cm. With custom matting.

In fine condition.
Book ID: 16565
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