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Richly decorated pocket and letter cases were often made of silk, and beautifully embroidered with silk or silk ribbon and metal threads; some had silver-gilt fringes, strings and tassels, others were signed and dated. The oval panel of this pocket book is painted in watercolours, with similar panels inside, and possibly refers to a Royal marriage.

Details

  • Title: Pocket book
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1745/1754
  • Location: France
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 100 mm closed, Width: 160 mm, Depth: 17 mm, Height: 192 mm open, Depth: 14 mm open
  • Medium: Silk, embroidered with coloured silks and metal thread, with watercolour painted panels

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