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Spider charm

18th century
Origin: England
1 3/4" diameter, 1/2" height
Wire, Square Cord, Brown Silk
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1952-517,A
Model of eight-legged spider; wire legs wrapped with brown silk thread that end in knots; body of brown silk composed of large circle for torso and a smaller circle for head, ending in two wire antennae with knots at the end. Body and head is braided needlework and coiled into a circle. Spider is mounted on square cord. Fits in square lacquered black box with hinged lid.
Provenance:Ex coll. Percival Griffiths.