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Item Description
The USS Sicard (DD-346/DM-21/AG-100) was a Clemson-class destroyer in the US Navy following World War I. Named for Montgomery Sicard, the ship was laid down in 1919 and saw service in the Pacific. She was present during the Attack on Pearl Harbor and aided in defense despite being under overhaul. She went on to serve in the Pacific Theatre during World War II before being decommissioned in 1945. Offered here is a 19.75x26.75" embroidered silk trapunto (a style of quilting known as "stuffed technique"). These elaborate embroidered pieces were obtained in Japan by Navy personal as souvenirs from the early 1900s through the 1920s. Most featured patriotic imagery along w/an image of ship he was stationed on. This example features striking dimensional image of American eagle over crossed American flags and shield. Bottom center features embroidered image of the USS Sicard, w/name stitched underneath, flanked by stitched name of where this ship saw service - China, Philippines, Japan, Hawaii. Top center features an actual vintage photo of unknown sailor who commissioned this piece below "In Memory Of My Cruise To The Orient" stitched text. As mounted to cardboard and once framed, silk has moderate fading to blue field w/darker margins, but still displays nicely. Fine overall.
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