Silk Velvet Chasuble with Gilt-work Embroidered Lamb: C19th English
A rich red silk velvet chasuble dating from the mid to late 19th century.
Detailed embroidery includes fine silver gilt thread work with a central motif depiction of a lamb (of god) carrying the flag of Saint George (England).
The stumpwork lamb is worked in coils of wrapped silver metal thread to convey a woolly coat. Other embroidery includes floral and foliage motifs worked by wrapped gift thread around stiff card. The embroidery work on the chasuble is all of an extremely high standard.
It is in excellent antique condition with some monitors losses to the embroidery and a couple of small holes/wear to the surface of the velvet.
The chasuble is lined in a yellow cotton.
108cm L X 65cm W