17 juin 2009

A Jeanne Paquin labelled green lace and satin flapper dress, Summer 1927

A Jeanne Paquin labelled green lace and satin flapper dress, Summer 1927 Large woven satin label, dated and numbered 40563, with diagonal satin bands converging at the front with two floating panels, interal satin waist slip, bust 92cm, 36in - Estimate £500 - £700 Condition: satin panel to front right side is splitting, slight soiling to satin piping on inside edge of neck opening, a few small breaks in the lace here and there but top of the inside petticoat has perished at the upper edge and underarms, and... [Lire la suite]
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17 juin 2009

A pink satin Worth ball gown

A pink satin Worth ball gown the label numbered for 1902 but construction circa 1913-18 the woven signature label stamped 57821 and applied to broad petersham waistband, with elaborate beaded and paste inset palmette which meanders from right shoulder to left front, broad silver bobbin lace trim, separate chiffon lace edged inner skirt, pointed train with arm-loop for dancing, bust 92cm, 36in, (2) Estimate £600 - £900 Note : Jewelled tulle palmette section is fragile and has holes especially to front palmette... [Lire la suite]
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16 juin 2009

Passion for Fashion: Six Mariano Fortuny @ Kerry Taylor Auctions

A Mariano Fortuny stencilled white gauze tabard, early 20th century printed with Near Eastern motifs of black scrolls and edging lines, side slits, chest approx 101cm, 40in. Estimate £600 - £800 Note : cf. Mariano Fortuny His Life & Work, Guillermo de Osma, p.214 for a photograph of an identical tunic in the Museo Fortuny, photograph archive Venice A Mariano Fortuny raspberry-pink silk Delphos gown, circa 1935, the stencilled tie belt marked to the reverse `Fortuny', the shoulders threaded... [Lire la suite]
16 juin 2009

A rare Poiret for Liberty velvet house robe, circa 1930

A rare Poiret for Liberty velvet house robe, circa 1930, of double-layered contrasting purple and crimson velvet, frilled collar, with simple tie belt threaded through gold lace edged openings, embroidered to the velvet lining in chain stitch `Liberty by Poiret', chest 96cm, 38in Note : When Paul Poiret's business empire crumbled in the late 1920s (he became bankrupt in 1929 also the year his wife divorced him) he became a freelance designer as a means of scraping a living. In 1933 Printemps commissioned him to... [Lire la suite]
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16 juin 2009

A robe à la Francaise of Chinese lampas satin, circa 1760,

A robe à la Francaise of Chinese lampas satin, circa 1760, The fabric circa 1750, the satin woven with bronze and cream peonies and coiling foliage, the open-robe and petticoat trimmed with furbelows of matching braid trimmed silk, the sleeves with shirred double ruffled `sabot' cuffs, the back panel of the skirt of brown and white 1740s European silk, (2). Estimate £3,000 - £5,000 Kerry Taylor Auctions - London - June 17, 2009, 2:00 PM GMT
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12 mai 2009

'Persuasion: Fashion in the Age of Jane Austen' @ the National Gallery of Victoria

Unknown, England active 1810s. A walking dress or carriage costume 1811 plate 11 in The Repository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufacturers, Fashions and Politics, vol. 5, February 1811, published by Rudolph Ackermann, London hand-coloured etching 23.4 x 13.5 cm (image and sheet) Historic Houses Trust of NSW. Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection. MELBOURNE.-Opening on 22 May, the National Gallery of Victoria will present Persuasion: Fashion in the Age of Jane Austen, a timeless exhibition that will look at... [Lire la suite]
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06 mai 2009

A group of Fortuny fabric fragments

A group of Fortuny fabric fragments Comprising approximately thirty pieces in three prints.  dimensions of largest 7ft x 4ft 6in (2.13 x 1.37m). Sold for $1,464 Bonhams. The Ed Hardy San Francisco Collection, 5 May 2009. Ed Hardy San Francisco, 188 Henry Adams Street, San Francisco, CA www.bonhams.com
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06 mai 2009

A pair of Fortuny fabric drapery panels

A pair of Fortuny fabric drapery panels height 7ft 11in (2.41m); width 34in (86.5cm). Sold for $2,745 Bonhams. The Ed Hardy San Francisco Collection, 5 May 2009. Ed Hardy San Francisco, 188 Henry Adams Street, San Francisco, CA www.bonhams.com
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06 mai 2009

Two Fortuny fabric tablecloths

Two Fortuny fabric tablecloths dimensions of rectangular cloth approximately 5ft 10in x 5 ft 8in ( 1.78 x 1.73m); diameter of circular approximately 4ft 10in (1.47m). Sold for $580 Bonhams. The Ed Hardy San Francisco Collection, 5 May 2009. Ed Hardy San Francisco, 188 Henry Adams Street, San Francisco, CA www.bonhams.com
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11 avril 2009

Roberto Capucci at Palazzo Fortuny

Roberto Capucci . La donna gioiello[Woman jewel]. Black red and white taffetas, mask in red fibreglass, red white and black headcap, red and white brass enamel strings. Costume by Roberto Capucci for the Venice Carneval Kindly donated by the artist to the Fortuny Museum, February 1984 . Photo: Andrea Melzi and Efrat Kuper Roberto Capucci and Mariano Fortuny: artistic forms and ideas.Mariano – painter, set designer, inventor of lights and costumes, alchemist of fabric prints; Roberto – artist-architect, creator of complex forms... [Lire la suite]
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