31 juillet 2011

Mariano Fortuny Banana Stencilled Velvet Coat, Italy.

Mariano Fortuny Banana Stencilled Velvet Coat, Italy. Photo Vintage Luxury Fortuny translated the caftan as a loose fitting outer garment, usually made out of silk velvet crepe or gauze the fitted back and open front allowed for elaborate stenciled decoration and venetian bead trim. Pattern: Bellini. Length 50"; Width 42"; Shoulder 20"; Armhole 12". Price contact dealer The hand stenciling is done with real silver metallic pigments aged to a mellow, burnished color. Fortuny built his stenciled pieces layer upon layer, until he... [Lire la suite]
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12 juillet 2011

Mariano Fortuny Black Stencilled Velvet Long Coat

Mariano Fortuny Black Stencilled Velvet Long Coat. Photo Vintage Luxury Silk , velvet, metallic pigments. Pattern: Luccese. Length: 38". Hem 70". Sleeve 30".  Price contact dealer Fortuny's coats often take their inspiration from a myrid of references,renaissance,persian,arabic .These are often elaborately decorated in historical motifs surprisingly unrelated to the cut itself.The hand stenciling is done with real gold metallic pigments aged to a mellow, burnished color. Fortuny built his stenciled pieces layer upon... [Lire la suite]
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12 juillet 2011

Mariano Fortuny Pink Coral Stencilled Velvet Long Coat

Mariano Fortuny Pink Coral Stencilled Velvet Long Coat. Photo Vintage Luxury Silk, velvet ,metallic pigments.. Pattern: Nicolo and Pomegranates. Length 46". Sleeve 30". Hem 70". Price contact dealer Fortunys coats take their inspiration from a myrid of references,renaissance ,persian,arabic .These are often elaborately decorated in historical motifs surprisingly unrelated to the cut itself.The hand stenciling is done with real silver metallic pigments aged to a mellow, burnished color. Fortuny built his stenciled pieces layer... [Lire la suite]
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08 décembre 2009

Five models from Mariano Fortuny (1871-1949) sold @ Christie's London

A black velvet hooded cloak. Mariano Fortuny (1871-1949) black velvet stencilled with gilt stripes and leaf motif to the bodice and back, fastening with self-covered buttons to the bust. Estimate £4,000 - £6,000 ($$6,636 - $9,954) - Price Realized £9,375 ($15,628) Literature: Ex. Cat. 'Mariano Fortuny: Venise', Musée Historique des Tissues de Lyon, Lyon 1980, cover, p. 80, p. 117. Ex. Cat. 'Mariano Fortuny 1871 - 1949: Der Magier des Textilen Design', Osterreichisches Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Wien 1985, illustrated on... [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]
18 avril 2009

Silk Embroidered Green Velvet Panel. China, Wanli (1573-1619)

Silk Embroidered Green Velvet Panel. China, Wanli (1573-1619) A Fine Silk Embroidered Green Velvet Panel, the central register of a lithe scaly five clawed dragon in clouds over breaking waves, holding a dharmachakra or wheel of the law before him, representing the teaching of Buddha, whilst chasing a flaming pearl, all bordered by precious emblems. Dimensions: 22 1/2" x 15 1/2" (57.1 x 39.5 cm). Price On RequestReference: Heaven's Embroidered Cloth No. 9 page 86 Mark Powley. Email: mail@markpowley.net (all text... [Lire la suite]
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30 décembre 2008

Portfolio: Tallulah Morton by Marcus Ohlsson for Velvet Jan 09

Fotos Marcus Ohlsson
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02 septembre 2008

MARIANO FORTUNY. An ivory velvet tunic

MARIANO FORTUNY. An ivory velvet tunic silk velvet stencilled with a scrolling ribbon-and-vine motif in silver and gilt. Approximately UK 10. Unlabelled  Estimate: £500 - £1,000 ($903 - $1,806) Christie's. Interiors - 20th Century Edition. 16 September 2008. London, South Kensington  www.christies.com