"Vole vole mon coeur" scarf

British
about 1950
Manufactured by Jacqmar (English (founded 1932))


Dimensions

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

Accession Number

2013.221

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave; printed

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Vole vole mon coeur scarf. Center text reads “Vole vole mon coeur! De Femmes…De Orseaux…De Fleurs” Blue-gray background with intermittent floral designs. Each of the four corners has a large woman dressed in a gown (representing seasons?) Flanked by two figures, one covered in green leaves. “Jacqmar” printed in black along two opposite edges.

Provenance

2012, sold by Leslie Verrinder, Tintin Collectibles, London, England to Frederic A. Sharf, Chesnut Hill, MA; 2013, gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf to the MFA. (Accession date: February 27, 2013)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf