A Mariano Fortuny pale blue silk 'Delphos' and stencilled gauze over-tunic, circa 1920, with narrow tape label to the interior, edged with clear glass Murano beads striped in mauve, with matching stencilled belt; the grey gauze tunic stencilled to shape with old-gold renaissance style pomegranites and palmettes, edged in striped cord and brown glass Murano beads.
Fair condition, the pleats have fallen out on both sides, fading/discoloration at neck edge and underarms, also faint yellow patches down the body of the dress. Hem has been slightly shortened but done extremely well. Belt is missing closure beads but can be tied.Tunic is in good condition.
Length of the dress approx 61 in, length of the tunic approx 47 in. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."