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A RARE MARFIELD EMBROIDERIES ORIGINAL ENAMEL SIGN POSSIBLY ATTRIBUTED TO HARRIET BAGWELL.

A RARE MARFIELD EMBROIDERIES ORIGINAL ENAMEL SIGN POSSIBLY ATTRIBUTED TO HARRIET BAGWELL.

This is a rare early enamel sign possibly attributed to Harriet Bagwell born around 1853 in Dunleckney Manor County Carlow.
In 1873 she married 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 inspired Harriet Bagwell to form her own embroidery cottage industry at Marfield in 1885. The resulting Marfield embroideries was a success and generated great deal of income to the local community.
Works from the Marfield 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 83-4.
This is possibly the only known example of the Marfield Embroideries enamel sign and would fit the dates quite comfortably of between 1880-90 when the Chromogrphic Enamel Company was established around 1886.

A great example and sits in the original frame
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