Square panel of embroidery
Object Place: England
21 x 21.5 cm (8 1/4 x 8 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen with silk and silver metal thread embroidery
Not On View
Linen canvas ground, embroidered with silver and polychrome silk yarns in stem and tent stitches. On a silver ground, a large, virtually symmetrical plant bearing a variety of blossoms and leaves. A pair of snails on side stalks of plant; scattered over background are flies and caterpillars. Narrow borders top and bottom showing alternate white and shaded blue chevrons. Silver tarnished; silks faded. Narrow black frame; glazed.
Gift of Mrs. Richard Russell