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Bird and Vase

Furnishing Fabric
1947 (designed)
Place of origin

Furnishing fabric of cotton damask.

Object details

Object type
TitleBird and Vase (assigned by artist)
Materials and techniques
Cotton damask
Brief description
Furnishing fabric 'Bird and Vase' of cotton damask, designed by Jane Edgar for Heal's Wholesale & Export Limited, Great Britain, 1947
Physical description
Furnishing fabric of cotton damask.
  • Width: 50in
  • Length: 76in
  • Diameter: 118mm (Note: Diameter of roller.)
Credit line
Given by Heal's Wholesale & Export Limited
Bibliographic reference
Hayes Marshall, Herbert George. British Textile Designers Today. Leigh-on-Sea, England: F. Lewis (Publishers) Limited, 1939 pp. 122-125, includes three black white photographs of designs Jane Edgar, A.R.C.A., N.R.D. 7 St James’s Road, Wandsworth Common, London, S.W.17. One of the younger designers of to-day, Jane Edgar was trained at the Royal College of Art, South Kensington, and has already exhibited her designs in London, Brussels and Stockholm. For some time she specialised in hand printed textiles, but recently has become known for her charmingly fresh designs for machine and screen printed fabrics, which have been reproduced by many leading manufacturers. She produces successfully many different types of design – and throughout all her work can be noted her strong sense of pattern, and individual feeling for rich colour. She combines a fine appreciation of period design with a sound grasp of modern decorative tendencies.
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Record createdJune 24, 2009
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