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Piece of brocade

Italian or Spanish
Middle to end of 16th century


Overall: 72.4 x 53.3 cm (28 1/2 x 21 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Brocade (brocatelle)

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



The ground is of yellow silk. The design of an ogival frame work enclosing composite flower forms is of pink satin. Pieces of this type are called “Italian perhaps Milanese work about 1560” by Alan S. Cole in Ornament in European Silks. London 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 185, nos. 235, 236, 237.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection