A rare piece woven by Alexander Morton's company. A refreshing colour combination with the small birds peeking from behind a tulip. When Alexander's two sons, James and Guy took over the management of the company in 1900, James encouraged the production of new fabrics and commissioned leading free-lance designers, including MBS. Morton's supplied Wylie & Lockhead in Glasgow and Liberty's, Morris & Co and Maples in London.
Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott (1865-1945) furniture & textile designer, but best know as an architect. His most famous work was at Damstadt for the Duke of Hesse.* Probably his most well known UK house is Blackwell in the Lake District, Cumbria, run by The Lakeland Arts. The Arts & Crafts house has all the original interior.
The terracotta wool ground woven with a repeat motif of stylised pale mauve tulips each with a pair of birds woven in cotton.
Motif 6 in; 15 cm high.
Repeat 10 1/2 in; 27 cm
2ft 4 in x 21 in; 70 x 53 cm wide
Very good. This has been stretched over a wooden mount but can be unpicked and stitched over acid free card, ready for framing, or just unpicked and indluded in an archive.
*Textiles of the Arts and Crafts Movement by Linda Parry p 144
Price: on request
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