C is for Confectioner
By GREATWOOD, John, 1845
John Greatwood, Confectioner, Fruiterer, &c.
- Author: GREATWOOD, John
- Publication place: Birmingham
- Publisher: No. 26 New Street
- Publication date: c1845
- Physical description: Engraved trade card
- Dimensions: 90 by 120mm (3.5 by 4.75 inches).
- Inventory reference: 17897
The card is lavishly decorated with illustrations of the abundant wares available at Number 26. Atop the plinth is a platter overflowing with fruits, flanked on either side by pineapples standing in tall dishes. A stand of cakes and grape vines are also featured, in addition to a range of dead animals such as rabbit, pheasant and deer, the latter presumably the “fine seven year old venison”. Beneath the platter of fruit is a Latin motto reading “labore et honore” (‘with hard work and honour’).
Engraved by Joseph Joesbury (1795–1858), a successful and prolific local Birmingham engraver, whose sons succeeded him in his business.