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Scarf

French
Designed by Hermès (French, founded in 1837)


Dimensions

Length x width: 88.9 x 88.9 cm (35 x 35 in.)

Accession Number

2013.769

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Forest green border, 2in. wide, and a plaid square border, with rounded corners(gray, brown, and black), 1in. wide. In each corner of plaid border is a large muddy green wagon wheel with a gold circular piece in the center. Inside the plaid border is an illustration that depicts the progression of a horse-drawn carriage ride in the snow (towards the end of the trip the wagon gets stuck in the snow). At the center of the illustration is a large horizontal oval with a plaid border, 1in. wide. Within the oval is a scene of the horse drawn carriage in a market place. In the marketplace is a store with a sign that reads, “Bull & Mouth”, and at the bottom of the oval there is text that reads, “The Bull Mouth Regents Circus Piccadilly”. Colors used in this scarf include baby blue, white, forrest green, muddy green, shades of brown, and shades of yellow.

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