0000/ A RARE MARFIELD EMBROIDERIES ORIGINAL ENAMEL SIGN POSSIBLY ATTRIBUTED TO HARRIET BAGWELL/AVAILABLE…..

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THIS IS A RARE AND EARLY ENAMEL SIGN POSSIBLY ATTRIBUTED TO HARRIET BAGWELL BORN AROUND 1853 IN DUNLECKNEY MANOR COUNTY CARLOW. SHE MARRIED IN DECEMBER 1873 TO RICHARD BAGWELL AND LATER MOVED TO THE FAMILY ESTATE MARFIELD HOUSE IN 1884.

HARRIET THEN BECAME INVOLVED IN LOCAL CHARITABLE CONCERNS AND HER MOTHER IN LAW FRANCES BAGWELL FOUNDED THE SCHOOL OF SWISS EMBROIDERY AND IT IS THEN POSSIBLE THAT THIS ENSPIRED HARRIET BAGWELL TO FOUND HER OWN EMBROIDERY COTTAGE INDUSTRY AT MARFIELD IN 1885. THE RESULTING MARFIELD EMBROIDERIES WAS A SUCCESS AND GENERATED A GREAT DEAL OF INCOME TO THE LOCAL COMMUNITY. WORKS FROM THE MARFILD EMBROIDERIES WERE EXHIBITED AT A NUMBER OF SHOWS INCLUDING THE ROYAL DUBLIN SOCIETYS STAND AT THE 1887 ROYAL JUBILEE EXHIBITION IN MANCHESTER AND LANCASTER ARTS AND CRAFTS EXHIBITION IN 1897.

SHE DIED IN FEBRUARY 1937 AGED 83-84.

THIS IS POSSIBLY THE ONLY KNOWN EXAMPLE OF THE MAFIELD EMBROIDERIES ENAMEL SIGN AND WOULD FIT THE DATES QUITE COMFORTABLY OF BETWEEN 1880-90 WHEN THE CHROMOGRAPHIC  ENAMEL COMPANY WAS ESTABLISHED AROUND 1886.

ITS IN LOVELY CONDITION WITH SOME MINOR CHIPS AND IS IN ITS ORIGINAL FRAME

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