|Six caskets on display
So we were excited to make the long drive to Glasgow and made a bit of a tour of it, stopping at some sights before the museum opened at 11am. The museum has two exhibit halls with 17th century embroideries on display so those waiting their turn to rotate through storage had plenty to enjoy!
Again the view in storage was impressive with six caskets and two accessories on display. We enjoyed opening all of them and looking at the differences in how they were presented and constructed.
I won't bore you today with tons of pictures of people with cameras or crowded around lovely caskets as I am allowed to show you pictures of the pieces... So I might stay on the Burrell for more than one day of blog. (Is anyone complaining?)
There was a casket that I really like which is short and drop front. The embroidery is somewhat simple with it being executed in long vertical satin stitches in blocks of color. While that seems almost child like as a method, it is really sophisticated as a whole so I am not sure this was the means of girls but possibly a casket for retail sale or with a strong arm of a teacher. The thing that makes me not completely sure about it being a retail casket is the existence of a
|Casket 29/161 The Burrell Collection - Front
The interior of the casket was almost technicolor. I really liked it. All done in lovely laid work. See what you think about the unfinished piece and the match up to the finished casket.
One of the silver linings about the closure is that they will be able to establish a digital database of their objects for the public and that is really something to look forward to!
|Casket 29/161 The Burrell Collection - Top
|Casket 29/161 The Burrell Collection - Back
|Casket 29/161 The Burrell Collection - Left Side
|Casket 29/161 The Burrell Collection - Right Side
|Casket 29/161 The Burrell Collection - Interior Close View
|Casket 29/161 The Burrell Collection - Interior