- Cartouche (design)
A cartouche (also cartouch) is an
ovalor oblong design with a slightly convexsurface, typically edged with ornamental scrollwork. It is used to hold a painted or low reliefdesign. [cite book
title= A Visual Dictionary of Architecture
publisher=John Wiley and Sons
pages= p. 183
id= ISBN 0-471-82451-3]
In Early Modern design, since the early
16th century, is a scrolling frame device, derived originally from Italian _it. "cartoccia". Such cartouches are characteristically stretched, pierced and scrolling ("illustration, left"). Another cartouche figures prominently in the title page of Giorgio Vasari's "Lives," framing a minor vignette with a device of pierced and scrolling papery _it. "cartoccia" (see illustration).
The engraved trade card of the London clockmaker Percy Webster ("illustration, right") shows a vignette of the shop in a scrolling cartouche frame of
Rococodesign that is composed entirely of scrolling devices.
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