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Needle holder, England, 1670-1680 (maybe); Victoria & Albert Museum No. T.438&A-1990; part of the Martha Edlin casket contents. Needle holder in the form of a cylinder which pulls apart into two unequal parts. Made of a card core wrapped in shaded embroidered blue silks and silver thread completely covering the surfaces when closed.

Needle holder

Needle holder, England, 1670-1680 (maybe); Victoria & Albert Museum No. T.438&A-1990; part of the Martha Edlin casket contents. Needle holder in the form of a cylinder which pulls apart into two unequal parts. Made of a card core wrapped in shaded embroidered blue silks and silver thread completely covering the surfaces when closed.

Pair of wedding knives      Place of origin:      England, Great Britain (made)     Date:      1600-1625 (made)     Artist/Maker:      Jencks, John (Joseph) (maker)     Materials and Techniques:      Steel, gold, silver, amber, linen, leather, silk, silk thread, silver-gilt threads; damascened, hand sewn, hand embroidered

Pair of wedding knives

Pair of wedding knives Place of origin: England, Great Britain (made) Date: 1600-1625 (made) Artist/Maker: Jencks, John (Joseph) (maker) Materials and Techniques: Steel, gold, silver, amber, linen, leather, silk, silk thread, silver-gilt threads; damascened, hand sewn, hand embroidered

A CHARLES II STUMP WORK MIRROR - English Antique Furniture – Ronald Phillips Antique De...

A CHARLES II STUMP WORK MIRROR - English Antique Furniture – Ronald Phillips Antique De...

Martha Edlin, born 1660 - died 1725 (maker) Wood, covered with silk decorated with silk embroidery, metal purl and glass beads

Jewellery case

Martha Edlin, born 1660 - died 1725 (maker) Wood, covered with silk decorated with silk embroidery, metal purl and glass beads

England, Dressing Box Depicting the Finding of Moses and Scenes from Abraham and Hagar, 1668

England, Dressing Box Depicting the Finding of Moses and Scenes from Abraham and Hagar, 1668

Travel cutlery and bag of Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603). Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, Great Britain.

Travel cutlery and bag of Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603). Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, Great Britain.

The very fine modeling of the features in this in this embroidered portrait was achieved with silk floss used both un-dyed and dyed in brown blue and black. The floss was slightly twisted into a fine thread, often blending several shades of a color together. Magnification 10x. Image by Cristina Balloffet Carr. Embroidered portrait of Charles I, 1650-1670. British. Silk and metal thread on silk. 6 x 4 1/2 in. (15.2 x 11.4 cm) Purchase, Mrs. Thomas J. Watson Gift, 1939 (39.13.7)

The very fine modeling of the features in this in this embroidered portrait was achieved with silk floss used both un-dyed and dyed in brown blue and black. The floss was slightly twisted into a fine thread, often blending several shades of a color together. Magnification 10x. Image by Cristina Balloffet Carr. Embroidered portrait of Charles I, 1650-1670. British. Silk and metal thread on silk. 6 x 4 1/2 in. (15.2 x 11.4 cm) Purchase, Mrs. Thomas J. Watson Gift, 1939 (39.13.7)

A ladies single glove of cream leather, circa 1600 – 1620, with long extended fingers, the gauntlet with eight deep round tabs of dark blue satin embroidered in coloured silks, gold thread and seed pearls, edged with metallic lace, the design incorporating bunches of grapes, blue cornflowers and other floral motifs alternating with the pelican in its piety, wrist trimmed with ruched pink silk ribbon edged with metallic lace and spangles and pink silk lining.

A ladies single glove of cream leather, circa 1600 – 1620, with long extended fingers, the gauntlet with eight deep round tabs of dark blue satin embroidered in coloured silks, gold thread and seed pearls, edged with metallic lace, the design incorporating bunches of grapes, blue cornflowers and other floral motifs alternating with the pelican in its piety, wrist trimmed with ruched pink silk ribbon edged with metallic lace and spangles and pink silk lining.

Not sure what this is exactly, but I translated the description:  Oblong, tapering bag with cap, leather divided into three compartments, lined with purple velvet and embroidered with gold and silver wire, freshwater pearls and silver lovers, anonymous, 1600

Not sure what this is exactly, but I translated the description: Oblong, tapering bag with cap, leather divided into three compartments, lined with purple velvet and embroidered with gold and silver wire, freshwater pearls and silver lovers, anonymous, 1600

Panel  Very fine piece of stump work. Depicting figures of animals and rocks around a pond and a fruit on tree. Padded stitches including couching, petit point, satin, long and short, stem and french knots. Size: 37.5 x 32.5 cm    Place: England    Object Type: embroidered panel    Actual Date: c. 1650    Century: 17th century    Materials: Metal Threads, Silk    Museum Accession Number: EMB.570

Panel Very fine piece of stump work. Depicting figures of animals and rocks around a pond and a fruit on tree. Padded stitches including couching, petit point, satin, long and short, stem and french knots. Size: 37.5 x 32.5 cm Place: England Object Type: embroidered panel Actual Date: c. 1650 Century: 17th century Materials: Metal Threads, Silk Museum Accession Number: EMB.570

Pin cushion | Edlin, Martha | V&A Search the Collections. Embroidered in silk thread and silver thread, plain woven silk, 18th century

Pin cushion

Pin cushion | Edlin, Martha | V&A Search the Collections. Embroidered in silk thread and silver thread, plain woven silk, 18th century

Satin Gauntlet embroidered with silk and metallic thread, purl   and spangles, trimmed with silk ribbon and silver-gilt bobbin lace…  English c. 1600-1625.

Satin Gauntlet embroidered with silk and metallic thread, purl and spangles, trimmed with silk ribbon and silver-gilt bobbin lace… English c. 1600-1625.

Casket from Caldwell Collection, Brunk Auctions May 20-21, 2006 Lot 156 (Casket 3.2)

Casket from Caldwell Collection, Brunk Auctions May 20-21, 2006 Lot 156 (Casket 3.2)

1670s  Culture:      English  Medium:      Satin worked with silk and metal thread, seed pearls; tent, satin, couching, Ceylon, detached needlepoint variations, knotted pile, knots, and crochet stitches; needle lace, metal bobbin lace; wood frame, silk lining, carved wooden feet.

1670s Culture: English Medium: Satin worked with silk and metal thread, seed pearls; tent, satin, couching, Ceylon, detached needlepoint variations, knotted pile, knots, and crochet stitches; needle lace, metal bobbin lace; wood frame, silk lining, carved wooden feet.

amazingly vibrant colours again Fitzwilliam Museum Collections Explorer - Object T.8-1945 (Id:77903)

amazingly vibrant colours again Fitzwilliam Museum Collections Explorer - Object T.8-1945 (Id:77903)