Floral Motifs on Early Chintz
Pyrus sp. - Pear
Pyrus sp. (Pear) from the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, Furniture Fabric Fragments, c.1830. Courtesy, Winterthur Museum, DETAIL-Printed textile, c.1830, England, Cotton, Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont, 1969.3128.001
Pyrus communis (Pear), published as Poire Tarquin, from Pierre-Joseph Redout√©, Choix des Plus Belle Fleurs: et des Plus Beaux Fruits, Plate 55, 1827
Pyrus sp. (Pear) photo by the author
Common Names: Pear
 
Description:
Pyrus sp. (Pear) is a member of the Rose Family (Rosaceae). The Hortus Kewensis, ed. 2, vol. 3. pp.207-210 lists 17 members of the genus Pyrus with  three listed with pear as part of thier name.  This is almost certainly Pyrus communis, the European common pear, which was listed in the Hortus Kewensis as native to Britain, and is now known to have been native to temperate regions of Europe, North Africa, and Asia.


Quilts with this Pyrus sp. (Pear) motif: 
  • None known at this time

Chintz with this Pyrus sp. (Pear) motif: 
  • 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 


                                                    Additional Pyrus sp. (Pear) Motifs

Pyrus sp. (Pear) from the Victoria and Albert Museum, Furnishing Fabric, ca.1790
 
Quilts with this Pyrus sp. (Pear) motif: 
  • None known at this time

Chintz with this Pyrus sp. (Pear) motif: 
  • Victoria and Albert Museum, Furnishing Fabric, Object Number Circ.100-1960, ca.1790
  • Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, Printed Textile, Object Numbers 1969.3172, 1969.3906.001, 1969.3906.002, 1969.3906.003, 1969.3906.004, 1969.3906.005, 1969.3906.006, 1969.3906.007, 1969.3906.008, 1969.3906.009, 1969.3906.010, 1969.3906.011, 1969.3906.012, 1969.3906.013, 1969.3906.014, 1969.3906.015, 1969.3906.016, c.1790
                                                       More Pyrus sp. (Pear) Motifs
                                                              (No pictures at this time)


Chintz each with a different Pyrus sp. (Pear) motif: 
  • Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, Printed Textile, Object Numbers 1969.3306, 1969.3971.001, 1969.3971.002, 1850s-1860s
  • Shelburne Museum, Appliqued Quilt Top Made by an Ancestor of the Spaulding Family, Museum Acquisition Number 1957-533, Enduring Grace: Quilts from the Shelburne Museum Collection, p. 47,  1782-1800




    ¬©  Updated 12/17/2023     Author: Terry Terrell