Pocket

English
early 18th century


Object Place: England

Dimensions

39.7 x 27.5 cm (15 5/8 x 10 13/16 in. )

Accession Number

53.521

Medium or Technique

Linen, wool, silk; embroidery: silk on quilted linen

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

A pocket, quilted on white linen ground with green silk thread backstitch vermiform design and embroidered with polychrome silks in chain stitch design of shepherdess with two sheep, with butterflies, pineapple plant, and variety of blossoms in background; pocket backed with fustian (now much stained with brown spots), front of pocket lined with linen, edges bound with green silk tape.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. William N. Bourne to MFA, May 14, 1953.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William N. Bourne