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Scarf

French
Designed by Hermès (French, founded in 1837)


Dimensions

Length x width: 86.4 x 86.4 cm (34 x 34 in.)

Accession Number

2013.742

Medium or Technique

Silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Red scarf similar to the design of maroon scarf (znew901346). Large white square with curved corners and sides, lined with a green band with a lighter green line on each side. In each corner is an arrangement of three large perfume bottles. Between each corner are images of cylindrical perfume bottles laying on their sides (some spilling). Within the curvy square-shape there is a white flower-shape divided into four sections by the green bands. Each section of the shape consists of a pattern of perfume bottles that alternate in shape, size, and color; each bottle has a unique design. There are many colors in this piece: greens, reds, yellows, pinks, purples, blues, etc.

Provenance

Before 2011, acquired by Evelyn H. Lauder (b. 1936 - d. 2011); 2011, given by inheritance to her husband, Leonard A. Lauder, New York, NY; 2013, gift of Lauder to the MFA. (Accession date: June 26, 2013)

Credit Line

The Evelyn H. Lauder Fashion Collection—Gift of Leonard A. Lauder