"Cotton Tree Of Life Mezzaro Printed On A Plate - Italy Or Switzerland Circa 1860"Circa 1850-1870
Italy or Switzerland
Large hanging printed on the tree of life called Mezzaro which was a Genoese specialty in the 19th century. Classic decor in the mound and tree of life densely loaded with flowers and birds in a deliberately exotic taste and framed by a large flowery border ... Peonies, roses, carnations rub shoulders on branches, peacocks, insects, butterflies and birds. Hanging in two strips of cotton sewn before printing on a wooden board in eight colors, mauve, red, yellow, blue, black, wine lees, pink, brown and a green obtained by superimposing blue and painted yellow. Model and manufacture not identified because only an export stamp in a corner indicates "Registered". However, this very flowery model with high polychrome density is similar to the production of Bovet de Neuchâtel in Switzerland who had a counter in Genoa to supply the Italian market (see pages 161,162 of the book Made in Neuchâtel, two centuries of Indians 2019 ). Also note the possibility of French production in Franche-Comté with the Manufacture Méquillet-Noblot d'Héricourt which offered Mezzaro different from the Genoese production as is the case here.
Very good condition of color and conservation.
Dimensions: 350 cm high x 171 cm wide