CIRCA 1890-1900, SUPERB HAND EMBROIDERED CANTON SILK SHAWL W/HEIRLOOM ROSES
CIRCA 1890-1900,SUPERB HAND EMBROIDERED CANTON SILK SHAWL W/HEIRLOOM ROSES. A dazzling hand embroidered Canton silk shawl measuring approx. 64-65" with an additional measurement for the Macrame fringe that is approx. 23-24", in centimeters approx. 165.1cm with an additional 60.96cm for fringe. The design is quite beautiful with large ornate heirloom roses surrounded by a lovely array of other florals and with meandering vines and flowers throughout the shawl. The polychrome colors are bright and bold and the design is abundant. The Macrame heading also has a unusual design and is very well done. This shawl has good weight to it, always a sign of the best of shawls made during that period..There is one small 1-2" seam or mend near the bottom of shawl.It is totally minor .The shawl has been packed away for many years and seems as if it was rarely used. The silk is strong and in very good condition. It has been 45 years now that I have sold these beautiful Canton shawls... this is a very good one!
Item # AL1408