Trade card of J. Corne, Plumber in Ludlow

Subject J. Corne British

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Trade card for J. Corne, plumber in Ludlow, England. The trade card is characterized by a large cartouche with two small compartments up top and a larger one below. The top compartment contains an image of the personification of Justice. The compartment below it is filled with a coat of arms, consisting of plumbers tools. The large compartment is filled with text. The cartouche is placed against an architectural body, probably meant to depict the side of a house. All sorts of drains and pipes are attached to the building, and several water spewing accessories are depicted in the corners of the cartouche with two fountains above and below a water bird and the figure of Mercury.

Trade card of J. Corne, Plumber in Ludlow, J. Corne (British, active London and Ludlow, ca. 1750–70), Engraving

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