Object Place: France
Overall: 11.3 x 9.2 x 2.3cm (4 7/16 x 3 5/8 x 7/8in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk and metallic threads embroidered on linen ground; metal closure
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Small escutcheon-shaped purse. Panels of linen canvas embroidered with polychrome silk. Stitches include: tent stitch, French knot, satin stitch. Different motifs on either side. Obverse: man in stream holding lobster; reverse: birds in wooded setting. Gilt-galloon binding. Two pleated side panels of figured cloth-of-silver. Yellow metallic frame with incised floral motif marked “23” in center; stud closure; one screw missing. Salmon silk lining.
Elizabeth Day McCormick collection; Gift to the MFA, October 14, 1943
The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection