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Sampler: T.16-1928

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Current Location: In storage

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Production: Unidentified

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Description

Linen sampler embroidered in polychrome silks in cross, Montenegrin cross, double running and satin stitch with speckling. There is a plain selvedge at the top and the other edges are hemmed. The sampler consists of thirteen bands, twelve of horizontal repeating floral border patterns, the wide ones very complex, one of them includes 'boxers'. The bottom band comprises the alphabet and the inscription 'e K 1653'.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 79.25 cm
Length: 32.3/8 in
Width: 19.25 cm
Width: 7.7/8 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr

Dating

17th Century#
Production date: AD 1653 : Commonwealth

Materials used in production

polychrome Silk
Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Linen sampler embroidered in polychrome silks in cross, Montenegrin cross, double running and satin stitch with speckling. There is a plain selvedge at the top and the other edges are hemmed
Embroidering

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: embroidered in silk thread

  • Text: e K 1653
  • Location: Bottom band of the sampler
  • Method of creation: Embroidery
  • Type: Initials and date

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.16-1928
Primary reference Number: 110563
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 18 April 2023 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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