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Flett Bertram Notecard Wallet£5.50 More info & buy Waddesdon’s famous collection of porcelain has inspired historians, manufacturers and artists for decades. Inspired by the Sèvres colours and floral motifs, Flett Bertram has created these exclusive designs. Flett is a graduate of Embroidery at the London College of Fashion. Now working in Paris for haute couture houses, she ensures old passementerie is kept alive. Passementerie is the art of making elaborate trimmings or edgings of braided metallic cords, embroidery, coloured silk or beads and used as embellishment on furnishings. This technique is used extensively in Waddesdon.
Portraits Notecard Wallet£6.50 More info & buy Portraits of real people as gods, goddesses or personifications of Seasons or Virtues were common in the 18th century. The French artist Jean-Marc Nattier painted this unknown woman as a River Goddess in around 1738. Thomas Gainsborough used characteristically brilliant brushwork in this portrait of Frances Browne, Mrs John Douglas, painted in 1783-1784 and included in his first private exhibition. Little is known about the sitter.