Skinner Auctions
Skinner AuctionsMarlborough MA
August 14, 2011 10:00 AMCalender

Embroidered Silk and Watercolor on Paper "Memento Mori" Reticule

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Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2558MLocation: MarlboroughDate / Time: August 14, 2011 10:00AM


Embroidered Silk and Watercolor on Paper "Memento Mori" Reticule, America, first quarter 19th century, round pouch of ivory silk with silk embroidered flowers, the sides gathered around two paper reserves painted with watercolor pictures, one side depicting a young woman in a landscape seated beneath a weeping willow tree holding a flower sprig and a basket containing two doves on her lap, the other reserve depicting a garden cemetery with an urn-topped monument inscribed "Memento Mori," beneath a weeping willow tree, (fraying, stains, and losses to silk, minor toning and foxing to reserves),dia. approx. 7 in.
Estimate $1,500-1,800