Infant's cap

American
Second quarter 18th century
Probably made by Anne Gray Blake


Object Place: USA

Dimensions

15.2 x 12.5 cm (6 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

52.1672

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with silk embroidery and linen and silk bobbin lace

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Forehead band and band extending down center back of cap crown embroidered with white linen thread in design of flowering stems with ornamental blossoms and leaves, seams hemstitched and trimmed with fine white linen herringbone stitch, fullness gathered at top of cap crown and by drawstring at back of cap crown, edged with bobbin lace.

Provenance

Believed to have been made by Anne Gray Blake for Edward Blake, born in Boston, 1728.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Gorely, Jr.