Requires Photography

Base of gift basket

English
1650–75


Object Place: England

Dimensions

32 x 43.5 cm (12 5/8 x 17 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.410

Medium or Technique

Polychrome glass, embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Raised work with polychrome glass beads embroidered on white silk satin and strung on wire. Design of large flowering plant in urn center; clouds, caterpiller, butterfly above; parrot (L), bird (R); frog and snail flank pond with fish below; 4 corner medallions with owl (UL), eagle (UR), leopard (LL), lion (LR). Condition: some holes in silk. Ex. Coll. Sidney Hand.

Provenance

The Elizabeth McCormick Collection, to the MFA 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection