Brocade fragments

Spanish or Italian
mid to end of 16th century


Dimensions

Height x width: 47 x 61.5 cm (18 1/2 x 24 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

93.672

Medium or Technique

Brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Yellow silk ground woven with a fine metal thread. the design, of an ogival frame work composed of large leaves enclosing composite flower forms, is of white silk and pink satin. Pieced. Pieces of this type are called “Italian perhaps Milanese work about 1560” by Alan S. Cole in Ornament in European Silks. Sondon 1899, pp. 108 and 109 figs. 88 and 89. “Spanish work, 16th cent.” See Cat. D’Étoffes Anciennes et Modernes décrites par Madame Isabelle Ferrera, Bruxelles, 1907. Pp.184 and 184, nos. 235, 236, 237.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection