Lot 58 : A Mariano Fortuny stencilled black velvet jacket, 1920. Estimate:£1000 - £1500 © Kerry Taylor Auctions
A Mariano Fortuny stencilled black velvet jacket, 1920. un-labelled, delicately stencilled with fern-like scrolls in gold and pink, re-lined in deep pink satin, cords to the neck to fasten, chest approx 142cm, 58in; together with the original handwritten Fortuny invoice dated 14.6.1920 (2) The jacket is noted on the original invoice as selling for £700.
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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