This is an absolutely exquisite very large silk scarf, not strictly vintage, but the image dating from 1747/8 and painted by renowned Venetian artist Canaletto certainly is! This is quite stunning, it was made for the National Maritime Museum and is a reproduction of the famous painting The Thames on Lord Mayor's Day. It's a brilliant facsimile of the painting itself, with crazing in the original oil painting visible on the scarf. The colours are superb, rich and vibrant. We love it. It is in pristine condition, of excellent quality and made in the UK, almst certainly by Beckford silks, a company which make high quality silk scarves to be sold under their own brand and many others, including Liberty and the National Trust so the quality is assured. The silk is a fine silk crepe/organza with a gold coloured hand rolled hem. It would look fabulous in a frame on a wall, even better than a printed copy we think because of the texture of the silk. The labels are still attached to the scarf.
A fabulous scarf, quite stunning and a perfect gift for someone who loves boats, London, the river Thames, Canaletto or just a jolly nice scarf! It can be worn or framed and hung on the wall and, being no longer available at the Museum, a limited edition and quite rare. We love it, It really is a bit special.
Perfect gift for her...
It is 36" x 36"