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1920s (made)
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Place of origin

One of 211 designs for woven and printed silks, pasted down or tipped into a pattern book (some loose, many folded) on 200 pages of brown wove paper. Quarter bound in vellum with marbled boards.


Object details

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Object type
Materials and techniques
Pencil, watercolour, bodycolour, gouache, metallic pigment, ink, pastel, various papers, vellum, marbled boards, drawing, pasted, tipping in
Brief description
Pattern book of textile designs for woven and printed silks, from the firm of Bianchini-Férier, Lyons. French, 1920's
Physical description
One of 211 designs for woven and printed silks, pasted down or tipped into a pattern book (some loose, many folded) on 200 pages of brown wove paper. Quarter bound in vellum with marbled boards.
Dimensions
  • Size of album covers height: 57cm
  • Size of album covers width: 41cm
Marks and inscriptions
  • Esquisses (Lettered on spine of album in ink)
  • 35 (Numbered )
  • 15160A 15360 (Numbered)
  • (Some designs inscribed with notes, each one stamped on the reverse in purple ink with identifying number)
  • F. Jannin Fabrique de Registres (Label pasted inside front cover)
Object history
Bianchini-Férier of Lyons was the most fashionable firm of silk weavers for couturiers in the first half of the 20th century, supplying amongst others the Houses of Poiret, Jeanne Lanvin and Jean Patou. The firm was internationally renowned for the production of high quality textiles for the luxury market and employed fashionable painters and designers, such as Raoul Dufy and Georges Barbier. Two matching albums containing samples of textiles actually woven from these designs are in the museum’s Textiles Collection, museum numbers T.219-1992 and T.220-1992.
Associated objects
Collection
Accession number
E.361:180-1993

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Record createdMarch 19, 2009
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