- 19th c. Miniature Gift Pocket Watch Verse Sampler
19th c. Miniature Gift Pocket Watch Verse Sampler
Remarkable early 19th c. pocket sampler baskets of fruit, four birds, and two hearts, with central "JESUS WEPT". Worked on a fine 48ct linen gauze ground. Decoratively hemmed with a double chain stitch border. The sampler is conservation mounted on a natural raw linen ground.
Pocket watch samplers offered protection to the inner watch gears, providing cushioning against movement. Paper versions with advertisements were common at the time, but a handmade token of affection was a treasured keepsake.
Worked in a lagoon blue, carmine red, gold, and hunter green colored silk on a natural ground.
pocket watch sampler love token
Mount: 3.75" x 3.5"
Sampler: 2.5" dia.
Sampler in excellent condition. No stitch or ground loss. Conservation mounted by Glee.