Beadwork sampler

Italian
1831


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

35.5 x 9.8 cm (14 x 3 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.1005

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with glass beads

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

An urn with a lush naturalistic floral and fruit grouping, plus birds, on a white field. Above this appears, “Ai genitor Ch’ Amiamo/ Questo lavoro Offriamo” (To the parent that I love this work I offer). Flanking below are “Le. D. Granchio” and “Fec. Nel. 1831” Stylized floral vine border. Translucent and opaque glass plus gold colored metal beads. Couched repairs, missing and loose beads.

Provenance

Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection