This item sold on March 20, 2012.
The photos does not do the tapestry justice, the sheen on the silk is beautiful! Excellent Condition!
Comes mounted on mat, ready for that antique frame.
ARTIST ~ PIERRE-AUGUSTE COT Cot was born in Bedarieux in the South of France on February 17, 1837 and died in 1883.
SILK WOVEN FRENCH TAPESTRY MADE IN FRANCE PRIOR TO 1950. Many workshops made silk prints in France from the early 1800's up until around WWII in 1945. This one was done by NEYRET FRERES. Production stopped after the war probably due to the high cost of fine quality Chinese silk. After 1950 it was very difficult to procure good quality silk from China. Silks from Japan and others were not near the quality. Coloring ~ just to get the gray color in a picture took more than 12 different gray silks for just one picture. The manufacturing cost became far too high. Soldiers would purchase these french silk tapestries in various forms such as pictures, ties, handkerchiefs, etc. as souvenirs during wartime. Most people don't realize what they actually have. These are very collectible.
I am not an art expert. This is information that I have researched on my own from various sources.
Mat Measures 19 X 13 3/8" ACTUAL SILK PICTURES MEASURE 13 1/2 X 7 1/2"