Handkerchief

French or Swiss (?)
19th century


Object Place: France or Switzerland (?)

Dimensions

43 x 43 cm (16 15/16 x 16 15/16 in. )

Accession Number

58.366

Medium or Technique

Silk Embroidered

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Very fine cream -colored silk ground, embroidered with fine white cotton;bordered with needlepoint lace. Grapevine runs around broadly scalloped edges of field. In one corner, a coat of arms bearing, in Russian characters, the name (?) REMNIKE, with lions as supporters and a count’s (?) coronet with three helms above, two with double-headed eagles; mantling of acanthus leaves. Discolored in center, and a few brown spots.

Credit Line

Special Textile Fund