Floral Motifs on Early Chintz
Callistephus chinensis - China Aster
Callistephus chinensis (China Aster) from the Edisto Island Museum, Edisto Album Chintz Applique Spread, dated 1863. Photo courtesy of Edisto Island Museum.
Botanical illustration of Callistephus chinensis (China Aster) from Redouté, P.J., Choix des plus belles fleurs et des plus beaux fruits, t. 121 (1833)
Callistephus chinensis (China Aster) growing in modern garden. By Dalgial (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.
Common Names: China Aster, Annual Aster, Chinese Star-wort 
 
Description: Callistephus chinensis (China Aster) is a member of the Aster Family (Asteraceae). The Hortus Kewensis, ed. 2, vol. 5 recorded this native of China was introduced into cultivation in Britain in 1731. 
 
Quilts with this Callistephus chinensis (China Aster) motif: 
 
  • The Edisto Island Museum, Edisto Album Chintz Applique Spread, "Lowcountry Chintz: The Townsend/Pope Quilt Legacy", Uncoverings 34 (2013): 84, dated 1863 
  • The Collection of Mary Elizabeth (Howle) Nelson, Alphretta Album Spread, Fig. 12 in Sharon Fulton Pinka, "Lowcountry Chintz: The Townsend/Pope Quilt Legacy," Uncoverings 34 (2013): 85, started c. 1860 and completed 1935 
  • Shelburne Museum, Chintz Floral Quilt, Museum Object Number 10-151 (1954-412), The Art of the Needle: 100 Masterpiece Quilts from the Shelburne Museum, p.19, 1850-1857 
  • Shelburne Museum, Chintz Floral Quilt Attributed to a Member of the Ridgley Family, Museum Object Number 10-145 (1954-492), The Art of the Needle: 100 Masterpiece Quilts from the Shelburne Museum, p.14, Early 19th Century
 
Chintz with this Callistephus chinensis (China Aster) motif: 
 
  • None known at this time 
 
                               Additional Callistephus chinensis (China Aster) Motifs

                                                   
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Quilts with a different Callistephus chinensis (China Aster) motif: 
 
  • The Collection of Mary Elizabeth (Howle) Nelson, Alphretta Album Spread, Fig. 12 in Sharon Fulton Pinka, "Lowcountry Chintz: The Townsend/Pope Quilt Legacy," Uncoverings 34 (2013): 85, started c. 1860 and completed 1935 






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