This is a highly decorative and unique 18th century miniature needlework that dates from the 1780 period. This is a rare chance to obtain a silkwork from this early period that was individually designed and wrought.
This small example from Georgian England comes complete with its original black painted Hogarth frame and with its original black and gold églomisé old bubbled glass mount. This fine example is ready to hang and admire. This is one of a pair, each retailed separately.
We see a colorful brown Thrush type song bird who is perched at the top of a tree waiting to burst into song, in the background we see striped hillocks. Both the striped hillock ground and the out of scale Carnation type flowers indicate the early date of this silkwork which was inspired by the 1600s Stuart period needleworks which incorporated such motifs.
Measuring: Frame width 9.75 inch (25 cm) by height 8.75 inch (22 cm). Frame depth 0.75 inch (2.5 cm). The visible oval silk work measures width 6.5 inch (16.5 cm) by height 5.25 inch (13.5 cm).
Condition: The silk ground has a couple of small holes to the brown Song Thrush and also some minor foxing. The églomisé glass is ancient with ripples and air bubbles. There is some flaking to the frame's painted black surface but nothing detrimental, after all this is over 200 years of age!!
This is a super example to enhance your early needlework collection. Its bird subject matter and smaller size makes it MOST appealing.
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