• Fashion Through the Ages auction at Christies

    Sale 5945

    Fashion Through the Ages

    3 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 212

    A TRANSPARENT 'GREEK' TUNIC

    MARIANO FORTUNY (1871-1949)

    Price Realised  

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    A TRANSPARENT 'GREEK' TUNIC
    MARIANO FORTUNY (1871-1949)
    sleeveless sheer black silk printed in gold with a Grecian-inspired flowering shrub motif


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    Mariano Fortuny is celebrated for his stencilled velvets and for his pleated silk dresses inspired by ancient Greek statuary. However, his gauze prints also deserve mention. This example is also based on ancient Greek motifs and perfectly complements the severe lines of a 'Delphos' dress.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR


    Literature

    Ex. Cat. 'Mariano Fortuny 1871 - 1949: Der Magier des Textilen Design', Osterreichisches Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Wien 1985, illustrated on pages 64-65, catalogue number 46/11.


    Post Lot Text

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