Pocket

English
dated 1787


Object Place: England

Dimensions

Overall: 40 x 33cm (15 3/4 x 13in.)

Accession Number

40.80

Medium or Technique

Cotton ground with wool and silk embroidery threads

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White cotton, backed with coarse linen, worked with crewels, in dark blue and several shades of pink, yellow and brown. Stitches: chiefly chain stitch. Design: the balloon ascent of Vincent Lunardi, with dog and cat, from the Artillery Ground, London, Sept. 15, 1784. Souce fo design: “Patern for Lady’s Pocket. Published by Alexr Hegg at the Kings Arms, No.16 Paternoster Row Nov. 1 1786” The Needlewoman’s name “Mary Hebbert (?)” and the date, 1787, worked in fine black thread across the top of pocket has almost entirely rotted away.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Samuel Cabot