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    Sale 5454

    Indian and Islamic Textiles

    15 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 57


    FRANCE, CIRCA 1845

    Price Realised  


    FRANCE, CIRCA 1845
    woven with end borders with a snaking horizontal vine outlined in white across the tail gate borders, the field edged with architectural devices, with a central pillar rising to a black central medallion
    64 x 142in. (154 x 341cm.)

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    The extraordinary high quality of the weaving of this shawl, along with the quality of the design are reminiscent of the work of Charles Berrus, the French shawl designer par excellence. Berrus exhibited at all the Expositions Universelles to great acclaim. The architectural motifs and the outer border can be compared to shawl designs illustrated by Monique Levy Strauss in The Cashmere Shawl, pages 161-2.

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