Lot 57 : A Mariano Fortuny stencilled velvet jacket, circa 1920. Estimate:£1500 - £2000 © Kerry Taylor Auctions
A Mariano Fortuny stencilled velvet jacket, circa 1920. circular label to lining, printed with a Renaissance pattern in purple on a silver-grey velvet ground, lined in grey satin, of oriental cuff with tapering dolman sleeves, padded hem, the cuffs caught by velvet bands with latticed metal plaques and silk thongs, matching waist belt, chest approx 112cm, 44in (2).
Provenance for lots 55 to 58: These Fortuny garments originally belonged to Lady (Charlotte) Bonham Carter(1893-1989). Charlotte was the daughter of Colonel William Ogilvy and Lucy (nee Wickham). The 'Mrs L Ogilvy' listed as making the Fortuny purchases 14th June, 1920 from the Palazzo Orfei is Charlotte's mother. Charlotte would have been 27 at the time. In 1926 Charlotte married Sir Edgar Bonham Carter, KCMG, CIE (1870 - 1956). She chose to wear this dress to have her portrait painted in 1978 by Peter Greenham.
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