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Textile (France)

This is a Textile. It is dated 18th century and we acquired it in 1959. Its medium is cotton and its technique is block printed on plain weave. It is a part of the Textiles department.

Moustiers ceramics must be viewed as part of a broader trend for pattern in the 18th-century French interior. The repeating bouquets on this printed French cotton echo the so-called “potato flower” design frequently used at Moustiers, and can be seen on the nearby tureen with yellow decoration. The motif has parallels in Indian chintzes of this period. This cotton was printed during France’s ban of Indian textiles.

It is credited Museum purchase from Au Panier Fleuri Fund.

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Its dimensions are

H x W: 99.1 × 74.3 cm (39 in. × 29 1/4 in.)

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Textile (France); cotton; H x W: 99.1 × 74.3 cm (39 in. × 29 1/4 in.); Museum purchase from Au Panier Fleuri Fund; 1959-55-1

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