A mid 17th century beadwork basket
Of tray form, with a shaped handle to each side; the trellis base featuring an aristocratic couple, their hands and faces worked in silk tent stitch, below a turreted castle and the initials 'EP', 'MP' and 'AP'; the canted sides featuring a lion, leopard, camel and stag, as well as flowering and fruiting plants, including acorns, blackberries and lemons,
37cm long, 46cm wide, 10.5cm high.
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