• Fashion Through the Ages auction at Christies

    Sale 5945

    Fashion Through the Ages

    3 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 213

    A BLACK VELVET HOODED CLOAK

    MARIANO FORTUNY (1871-1949)

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    A BLACK VELVET HOODED CLOAK
    MARIANO FORTUNY (1871-1949)
    black velvet stencilled with gilt stripes and leaf motif to the bodice and back, fastening with self-covered buttons to the bust
    See Back Cover Illustration


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    This cape is stirring in it simplicity: gold stencilled stripes on a black ground with only a breast patch of pattern to alleviate the severity of the Berber-inspired design.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR


    Literature

    Ex. Cat. 'Mariano Fortuny: Venise', Musée Historique des Tissues de Lyon, Lyon 1980, cover, p. 80, p. 117.

    Ex. Cat. 'Mariano Fortuny 1871 - 1949: Der Magier des Textilen Design', Osterreichisches Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Wien 1985, illustrated on pages 40-41, catalogue number 35.


    Post Lot Text

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