Garter

French
about 1790


Object Place: France

Dimensions

5.5 x 124.4 cm (2 3/16 x 49 in.)

Accession Number

43.2015

Medium or Technique

Silk with silk and metal embroidery and spangles with silk ribbon

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Garter. Blue silk rep embroidered with silver yarns and wire over parchment with design of two chained salmon silk hearts between inscription “RIEN/NE/PEUT/E/GA/LER” (“Nothing can be equal”). White silk binding and ribbons to sides. Ref.: Seligamn and Hughes, Domestic Needlework, Pl. 23D.

Provenance

Purchased by donor in 1928.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection