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  • We acquired this object.

1925

  • Work on this object began.

2017

Object ID #907216327

This is a textile. It was manufactured by Maison Henry Bertrand.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from The Cleveland Museum of Art as part of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

It is dated 1925. Its medium is silk, artificial gold thread; twill based jacquard weave.

For the 1925 Paris Exposition, Maison Bertrand produced a silk fabric with large-scale embroidered chrysanthemums that resemble tumbling fireworks displays. Among the many sumptuous textiles presented by Maison Bertrand, this was probably intended for use in a coat or shawl.

It is credited Lent by The Cleveland Museum of Art, John L. Severance Fund, 2003.42.

Our curators have highlighted 4 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Object ID #908038739
  • printed paper.
  • Smithsonian Libraries, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Library, NA6225 .H4Z....
  • 43.2016.15
  • Object ID #907130283
  • brass with coquille d’oeuf on red lacquer ground.
  • Stephen E. Kelly/Kelly Gallery, New York.
  • 38.2016.5
  • Noh Robe (Japan), ca. 1800
  • silk, gilded paper.
  • Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt, from the textile collection of Mrs. Abram....
  • 1931-4-62

Its dimensions are

L x W: 310.1 × 108 cm (10 ft. 2 1/16 in. × 42 1/2 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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