Wednesday, 19 September 2012
There are some wonderful embroidered items coming up for auction soon - all over the world! The first item is for auction on 1 October and is Lot 2088 at James D Julia of Maine, USA. It is an early American silk-embroidered sailor's blouse thought to date circa 1830-1840.
This Summer weight jumper is totally hand stitched. The blue trimmed panels have fabulous silk designs applied most likely by a sailor at sea.
Above you can see the item in its entirety. The estimate is $10,000 - $20,000 - for more information, click here.
On 29 September at the Autograph Auction in Malaga is Lot 311 another embroidered, working man's suit - belonging to Antonio Ordonez a Spanish Bullfighter, a close friend of Ernest Hemingway and the subject of the novelist`s work The Dangerous Summer While I'll never be a fan of bullfighting, I cannot but admire the fabulous stitching and gold work on these suits - they appear to be clothes of kings. The estimate for this item is €18,750 - €25,000. For more details, click here.
In Berlin at the Historia Auktionhaus is this extraordinary artist's doll having a stuffed cloth body with ceramic hands and head with wig, plaster feet, wearing elaborately embroidered dress of the 18th Century. It is Lot 5039 for auction on 21 September - click here for more details.
Posted by N E E D L E P R I N T at 22:58