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Piece of brocade

Italian
16th?–17th century


Dimensions

Height x width: 36 x 17 cm (14 3/16 x 6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

97.573

Medium or Technique

Brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

The ground is of red satin. The design of conventional sprays and of leaves and plants growing from pots, is woven with yellow silk and gold thread. Very similar in design to 96.571. The design in this piece is not so well proportioned, the stems are more angular in drawing and the pattern is thinner in places.

Provenance

97.485 - 97.596 were acquired by the donor by exchange with the Pratt Institute of Brooklyn, N.Y.,From the Collection bought by them of Salvadore & Son of Florence, Italy, in 1897

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection