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SAILOR WOOL OF HMS NIOBE

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SAILOR WOOL OF HMS NIOBE

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

In the center of the needlework is a round medallion containing a sloop facing to the left. To the right and left are small islands are there are smaller boats in the foreground. The sky has a few clouds. Surrounding the medallion is a shield and 10 flags. The shield contains the British coat-of-arms surmounted by a rose and a thistle. The flags include an American flag with twenty-eight stars, an Italian flag, and the white and blue navy ensigns of the Royal Navy. Below the medallion is a banderolle with the inscription "18 H.M.S. Niobe 1873." Below the medallion and flags is a rose with a spray of thistles extending to the right and a spray of laurel extending to the left. The background is primarily gray. Around the sides and at the top is embroidered a simulated gold drapery with tassels and fringe. This is in an antique wooden frame.

Category:
needlework
Object name:
SAILOR WOOL OF HMS NIOBE
Made from:
Wool
Made in:
England
Date made:
1873
Size:
36.5 × 44.5 cm (14 3/8 × 17 1/2 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
43.23
Class:
NEEDLEWORK
Signature marks:
INSCRIPTION; COAT OF ARMS 18 HMS Niobe 73; on shield: British Royal coat of arms
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973