Thomas Wardle Block Print
Thomas Wardle Block Print
Thomas Wardle Block Print
Thomas Wardle Block Print

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Thomas Wardle Block Print
1880's

Wardle produced this Italian Renaissance design fabric, heavily influenced by the Ottoman empire, for Watts & Company, the well known ecclesiastical furnishing company. The pears are Wardle's interuptation. Almost certainly sourced from Ornamente der Gewerbe by Friedrich Fischbach (1874). The original would have been crimson silk and gold metal thread.*

 

 

Description

Royal Burgundy, two lengths of block printed cotton velveteen, with large ogival shapes, a repeat of pears round the largest,  designed by Thomas Wardle, in red repeat 33 1/2 in; 65 cm. 3 ft w x 6 ft d; 92 x 1.78 m

Condition

Some fading to each side of the individual lengths. They are not selvedge to selvedge.

Comments

*  Brenda King Dye Print, Stitch. Textiles by Thomas and Elizabeth Wardle, p 49

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