This is an utterly charming little Victorian sampler that is just ready to hang and admire. Very neatly and finely stitched in traditional red silk upon a very fine muslin ground we see Emily Porritt's April 9th 1879 rendition in thread of the poem by the 16th century Tudor poet John Wilbye (1578 to 1638) titled
A Jewel There is a jewel no mine can buy Or chemic art can counterfeit It makes men rich in poverty Makes water wine turns wood cups to gold The whistle to sweet music's strain Seldom it comes from heaven sent That much in little - content.
Framed in a reproduction ribbed Georgian painted wood frame, behind glass and set in gilt slip.
Measuring 9.75"(24.5 cm) by 8.75" (22.5 cm) by 0.75"(2 cm), sight 7.5" (19 cm) by 6.75" (17 cm).
Condition: Very good, clean and bright condition.
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