Four Antique Samplers by the Watson sisters, circa 1760s

Dimensions (excluding frame and slip):

11ins by 7.5ins wide; 9.75ins by 7.5ins wide; 6.5ins by 3ins wide; 10.25ins by 6.25ins wide


ID:

20905

Price:

USD$ 1385

GBP£ 1100

Sorted: FRESH

 

Period: George III, circa 1760s

Description:

Four Antique Samplers by the Watson sisters, circa 1760s. Framed in old wood frames with with glass (2 with gilt slip). Mounted on acid free card with chipboard backing. Colours red, yellow, dark brown, pink, purple, greens and blues. Elizabeth Watson sampler: The sampler is worked in wool on linen ground, in cross stitch throughout. Simple line border. Alphabets A-Z in upper case, numbers 1-20, and family initials. Inscription reads 'Fear God and keep hIs> commandments> All Gods command> ments Are Devinely ??> pure By keeping Them> >en keep Thare souls> secure' and 'Elizabeth Watson The DauGhter oF The Reverend Mr Watson Martha His WiFe was Born October The 4 1751'. Signed and dated 'Elizabeth Watson Her SampeLer 176?' Ann Watson sampler: The sampler is worked in wool and silk on linen ground, in cross stitch throughout. No border. Alphabets A-Z in upper case, numbers 1-20, and family initials. Inscription reads 'Fear God and Keep His comma> nd ments All Gods command> ments Are Devinely pure By> Keeping Them Men Keep Thar> e souLs secure' and 'Ann Watson The DauGhter oF The Reverend Mr Watson & Martha His WIFe was Born October The 26 1758'. Signed 'Ann Watson Her sampeLer Finisheb In The Year oF our Lord Gob 1766 & In The 7 Year oF her Age'. Unnamed Sampler. The sampler is worked in fine wool on linen ground, in cross stitch throughout. Simple line border. Alphabets A-Z in upper case. Inscription reads 'God Loves> The ChILd> Whosc> Words are> MILd The> ChILd That> does What> GOOd He> Can shaLL> GaIn The> Love oF Go'. Philadelphia Watson sampler: The sampler is worked in wool on linen ground, in cross stitch throughout. Simple line border. A-Z in upper case, numbers 1-19, and family initials. Signed 'PhIladeLphIa Watson the DauGhter oF The Reverend Mr Watson & Martha hIs WIFe Was Born June The 14 1756'.

Condition Summary:

Generally Good. Any fading, hole, stain, defect or stitch loss, when present, is not overly detracting.

Shipping notes:

Item dispatched to the USA, from Essex, UK, via Fedex. ETA 1-3 working days. Import taxes/duties: There will be no additional charges to pay.

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