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Italy

Chalice Cover, 18th century

Silk, warp-faced plain weave; same lining; edged with bobbin lace of metal thread; embroidered in silk floss, gold metal strip wrapped on silk core—used singly and as 2-ply twist, metal strip; stitches: long and short, couching, stem, knot, herring-bone (threaded with metal strip) couching in brick and other patterns
68.6 x 66 cm (27 x 26 in.)

Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection, 1937.1224




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