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Flower Pot quilt, or Vase of Flowers quilt
  • United States
  • Flower Pot quilt, or Vase of Flowers quilt, circa 1840–1870
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton, quilting, appliqué
  • Object Length/Width: 75 x 72 in
    Object Length/Width: 190.5 x 182.88 cm
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.0907
Label Text

Green flower pot with red flowers. White background. Green vine with red flower border. Red trim around edges. Homespun backing. Fine quilting. The unstable dyes in the red and green cotton leaves indicate a mid-19th century date. The pattern is similar to Flower Basket.