Garter

English
about 1790


Object Place: England

Dimensions

86.5 x 3.5 cm (34 1/16 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.2013

Medium or Technique

Silk moire with silver thread Embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Order of the Garter. Pale blue silk rep embroidered with silver yarns, wire and spangle, inscribed “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” (“Dishonored be he who thinks ill of it”). Ref.: Seligman and Hughes, Domestic Needlework, Pl. 23E.

Provenance

Purchased by donor in 1928.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection