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Piece of brocade

Italian or Spanish
Middle to end of 16th century


Height x width: 20 x 29 cm (7 7/8 x 11 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



The ground is of yellow silk. The design of symmetrical composite flower forms, enclosed by curving lines, is of white satin. 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 and 108, figs. 88 and 89. “Spanish wrk, 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