Floral Motifs on Early Chintz
Ribes sp. - (Currant)
Ribes sp. (Currant) from the Victoria and Albert Museum, Textile Design from the Bromley Hall Pattern Book, c. 1760-1800
Ribes rubrum (Currant) from Redouté, P.J., Choix des plus belles fleurs et des plus beaux fruits, t. 3, 1833
Ribes sp. (Currant) growing in modern garden. By Norbert Kaiser (Self-photographed) [CC BY-SA 2.5 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons
Common Names: Currant 
 
Description: Ribes sp. (Currant) is a member of the Currant Family (Grossulariaceae). The Hortus Kewensis, ed. 2, vol. 2 recorded that the commonly grown red currant (Ribes rubrum), white currant (a cultivar of Ribes rubrum), and black currant (Ribes nigrum) are natives of Britain. 
 
Quilts with this Ribes sp. (Currant) motif: 
 
  • None currently known 
 
Design for a chintz with this Ribes sp. (Currant) motif: 
 
  • The Victoria and Albert Museum, Textile Design from the Bromley Hall Pattern Book, Object Number E.458:103-1955, c. 1760-1800 
  
 
                                        Additional Ribes sp. (Currant) Motifs
                                                     















Chintz with this Ribes sp. (Currant) motif: 
 
  • The Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, Furniture Fabric Fragments, Object Numbers 1969.3128.001, 1969.3128.002, 1969.3929.001, 1969.3929.002, 1969.3929.003, c.1830 





¬©  Updated 7/24/2018     Author: Terry Terrell
Courtesy, Winterthur Museum, DETAILS-Printed textile, c.1830, England, Cotton, Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont, 1969.3128.1