An embroidered panel of fabric sewn as a reference or as a demonstration of a range of different stitches.
By the 18th C most samplers were sewn by young children, following patterns from books.
As a reward for their cooperation, the women received the dresses in which they were painted.
Stieler painted 36 women from 1827-1842; their portraits are still on view at the Schloss Nurenberg.
They typically incorporate letters, numbers, a short poem or motto, the name and age of the child and the date.
Salt cellars are often gilded or have a glass liner to prevent corrosion by damp salt.
Chinese term meaning ‘three colour’, used to describe an effect created on ceramics by using three mineral colours in a glaze, usually yellow, green and brown (sometimes dubbed ‘egg-and-spinach’).
Instrument for measuring time, consisting of two bulbous glass chambers connected by a narrow channel.
The mihrabs on many safs are small and close together suggesting they were not used as prayer rugs but as decorative wall-hangings.
A fireclay vessel used to hold and protect objects during firing.