Embroidered Casket, Band Sampler and Needlepoint Sampler by Martha Edlin

Embroidered casket, with silver trinkets (1671).

Details

Medium:
Silk & linen
Art Fund grant:
£8,000 ( Total: £81,390; Tax remission)
Acquired in:
1991
Vendor:
Christie's

Band sampler (1668). Needlepoint sampler (1669). Worked by a child between the age of 8 and 11. In casket, small group of silver trinkets given to Martha as reward for her skill in embroidering.

Provenance

By direct female descent.

Venue details

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Cromwell Road, London London SW7 2RL 020 7942 2000 www.vam.ac.uk

Entry details

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