Japanese - Garment Fabric, 19th century

Japanese

Garment Fabric with Pattern of Medallions with Cranes, 19th century

Silk compound satin woven with polychrome yarns, 25.4 x 22.2 cm (10 x 8 3/4 in.)

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Object details

Accession number

T19e27

Description

Pattern: Birds, floral

Provenance

Entered Isabella Stewart Gardner's collection at an unknown date.

Dimension Notes

Vertical Repeat: 13.97 cm (5 1/2 in.) Selvedge Width: >58.42 cm (>23 in.)

Bibliography

Adolph S. Cavallo. Textiles: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, 1986), p. 192, no. 170. (as Chinese, dated about 1800-1900; with erroneous dimensions; with an image of museum no. T19e27.r.1942)


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Commentary

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