Grand Tour Cased Plaster Impronte from Thomas Cade circa 1830
One of the more esteemed makers of impronte was Thomas Cade, whose father was a graveur of gemstones. This cased collection of 100 (less two missing intaglios) is presented in two wooden trays that fit together along with a wooden cover. Inside the cover is a label noting:
Chez Thomas Cades Graveur en pierres fines.
Rue du Cours, No. 28 au second ètage a Rome
Each intaglio is numbered on the paper surround. Each tray measures 12.75" x 8" x 1.25"