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Cover

Portuguese or Spanish
18th century


Object Place: Portugal or Spain

Dimensions

Overall: 180 x 255 cm (70 7/8 x 100 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

52.1691

Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Cover. Field: medallion consisting of long stemmed multi-blossomed flowers radiating from a central blossom rosette. In each corner a vase containing a lush floral spray. Perched birds repeat on the medallion and the sprays. Polychrome floss silk yarns on a moire silk ground. Border: repeating flower and blossom motif encompassed by a meandering stem. Scalloped edge with floral motives. Polychrome floss silk yarns on a silk gauze ground (buratto). Field reworked in spots; border extensively reworked. Good condition.

Provenance

1952, gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick (b. 1873 - d. 1957), Chicago, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 30, 1952)

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection