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Design for a Woven Border of the "Fabrique de St. Ruf"

The rising waves of an undulating band which have blossoms at their bases are completed to form circles. Falling water and bead chains are shown in them. Over the falling waves stand fountains with springing water and water pouring over the rims. From behind the basin rise boughs with bell-flowers. The units of either motif are shown.

Credit: Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt ...
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1800-1825
Brush and blue, white, and purple gouache on oily tracing paper
1920-36-14
Image and text © Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2020

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