Pocketbook

English
late 16th–early 17th century


Object Place: England

Dimensions

Overall: 9 x 14 cm (3 9/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

43.1104

Medium or Technique

Linen; plain weave embroidered with polychrome silk and silver metallic threads; metal clasp and key

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Rectangular envelope style pocketbook. Linen canvas completely emboidered with plychrome silk and silver metallic threads. Motif of large floral blossoms. SIlk embroidery in tent stitch, metallic in satin stitch. Metallic binding around edges. Metal lock, key attached with metallic thread. Pink silk lining and side panels. Silks faded, metals tarnished and abraded.

Provenance

Elizabeth Day McCormick collection; Gift to the MFA, October 14, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection