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Order of the Garter. Pale blue silk rep embroidered with silver yarns, wire and spangle, inscribed "HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE" ("Dishonored be he who thinks ill of it"). Ref.: Seligman and Hughes, Domestic Needlework, Pl. 23E.

Provenance

Purchased by donor in 1928.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

English, about 1790

Object Place

England

Dimensions

86.5 x 3.5 cm (34 1/16 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.2013

Medium or Technique

Silk moire with silver thread Embroidery

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes