Bookmark, envelope and document

Bookmark, envelope and document
Title
Bookmark, envelope and document
Date 
1820-1850
Medium 
Paper, silk
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 3/4 x 5 in. ( 7 x 12.7 cm )
Description 
Horizontally oriented perforated paper bookmark with three shades of green silk floss petit pointe needlework, inscription across center, surrounded by decorative border, button-hole stitched on all edges.
Credit Line 
Gift of William Decatur Parsons, 1927
Object Number 
INV.1676
Marks 
embroidered: center, in Greek alphabet: "Parthenon"
Gallery Label 
A document found with this bookmark notes that it was made for Lieut. John P. Decatur, U.S.N. (d. 1857), by Mrs. Black, the wife of the Consul at Smyrna.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group