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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATES OF DUDLEY & CONSTANCE GODFREY

CHARLES II BEADWORK BASKET, CIRCA 1680
Estimation
10 00015 000
Lot. Vendu 16,250 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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1403

PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATES OF DUDLEY & CONSTANCE GODFREY

CHARLES II BEADWORK BASKET, CIRCA 1680
Estimation
10 00015 000
Lot. Vendu 16,250 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important Americana

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CHARLES II BEADWORK BASKET, CIRCA 1680
in multi-coloured beads worked on a cream silk ground with openwork sides; the base with a raised-work courting couple flanked by a leopard, lion, castle, pear and orange trees; the sides and handles in blue and white with flowers in each corner; with a protective Perspex case; losses and restoration to openwork
Height 5 1/2 in. by Width 21 in. by Depth 18 in.
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Provenance

Leslie Maas

Exposition

Milwaukee Art Museum, Strung, Woven, Knitted and Sewn: Beadwork from Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas, November 21, 1997- January 18, 1998

Description

Beadwork basets are also called layette baskets, as their form is based on silver baskets meant to hold the linen of a newborn child at its christening.  It is also suggested they were offered as gifts for a betrothal or wedding, as they could hold the gloves of the bride or spices and herbs traditionally passed around during the nuptial ceremony.  Like needlework trays and caskets, beadwork objects formed part of the domestic arts practised by wealthy ladies during the 17th century using glass beads imported from Venice or Amsterdam and wire frameworks supplied by specialist manufacturers.

Baskets of a similar form depicting King Charles II and Queen Catherine of Braganza are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, illustrated in A. Morrall and M. Watt, English Embroidery from the Metropolitan Museum 1580-1700, 'Twixt Art and Nature, New York, Bard Graduate Center, 2008, p.34-35.

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