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Piece of brocade

Italian or Spanish
Middle to end of 16th century


Height x width: 27 x 46 cm (10 5/8 x 18 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique


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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



The ground is of white and yellow silk. The design of an ogival frame work enclosing conventional symmetrical plant forms, the centers of which are detailed with triangles and diamonds, is of yellow satin. Same design as 93.760. Gift of Denman W. Ross, Sept 1, 1893. Pieces of this type are called “Italian - perhaps of Milanese make about 1560” by Alan S. Cole in Ornament in European Silks. London 1899, pp.108 and109, figs. 88 and 89. “Spanish work, 16th cent.”. See Cat. d’Étoffes Anciennes et Modernes décrites par Mme. Isabelle Ferrera, Bruxelles, 1907, pp.184 and 185, nos.235, 236, 237.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection