Handkerchief: Victory

British
early 1940s


Dimensions

Height x width: 12 x 11 3/4 in. (30.5 x 29.8 cm)

Accession Number

2011.2356

Medium or Technique

Rayon

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

White hankerchief. Border has the word “VICTORY” on each of the four sides printed in capital letters on top of a floral/garden-like background. In the center of the scarf there is a large white square section. Each corner has flags and the middle has shields with crests/symbols from different countries.

Provenance

By 2011, with Chris Saunders of Sotherans, London; 2011, sold by Saunders to Jean and Frederic Sharf, Chestnut Hill, MA; 2011, year-end gift of the Sharfs to the MFA. (Accession date: January 25, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf