Petit-point bag

Italian
17th–18th century


Dimensions

Overall: 46 x 36 cm (18 1/8 x 14 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.1108

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Said to have been used for “Peter’s pence” – money sent yearly to Rome. Linen completely covered with silk. Design: coat of arms surmounted by crown and canopy, surrounded by rococo foliage, worked in fine petit-point with pink yellow, green, blue, cream white, and a little black silk, with gold and silver thread, (several threads used together), on a neutral bluish violet ground. Back and front similar, bound with gold braid, a blue tasselled cord on top.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Hewson Baltzell