17th Century Silk Work Embroidery – John The Baptist


A charming 17th-century silk embroidery with a less charming central subject of John the Baptists head presented on a large plate to the daughter of Herodias. The reserve with the sun & moon, extravagant birds, a seated lion and leopard guarding fortified towns. Flowers and insects throughout. In a period Tortoiseshell frame.
England, circa 1660

Silk backing restored
58cm x 48.5cm
unframed 51.5cm x 43cm

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