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"Silk"

"Silk"
Title
"Silk"
Date 
1820-1850
Medium 
Linen
Dimensions 
Overall: 8 1/2 x 10 3/4 in. ( 21.6 x 27.3 cm )
Description 
Linen copper-engraved handkerchief titled, "Silk"; central image of a silk manufactory, rearing the silkworms, surrounded by eight images and vignettes relating to the manufacture and use of silk; printed in turkey-red ink on a white ground, decorative border with banner at top center.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Object Number 
1941.95
Marks 
printed: on banner: "SILK." printed: all over: "Rearing silk worms. / Mulberry trees. / Eggs./ Yong worms. Adult silk worm. Butterfly./ Cocoon. / Cocoons in embryo./ Learning to assort worms. /..."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group