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Sampler: T.114-1928

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Maker(s)

Bacheler, Ruth (Maker)
Bachelor, Edward (Maker)

Description

Band sampler worked in polychrome silks containing an alphabet, wavy patterns, a band of coronets and an inscription.

Linen band sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, long-armed cross, eyelet, Florentine, rice and chain stitch. Three edges are hemmed and there is a selvedge at the bottom. The sampler is divided into three main horizontal sections. The upper one of three alphabets and inscription: O THOU TO WHOM ANGeLS / THeIR HTMNS ADDReSS TO / WHOM ALL KNeeS MUST BOW / ALL TONgUeS CONFeSS ha / Ve OFFeNded GOd Where Sha / LL I FLY to hide MY seLF Fr / OM hIS OFFeNded EYe IF RO. Beneath is a band of Florentine work, the date 1717 and the names EdWard / BaCheLeR and Rvth / BaCheLeR. The third section contains a band of crowns with initials GR, PW, PW DF alternating with small lozenges and bands of Florentine stitching and border patterns.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 45.75 cm
Width: 20.75 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Early 18th Century
Production date: AD 1717

Materials used in production

ground Linen pink, green, yellow, cream Silk

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Linen band sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, long-armed cross, eyelet, Florentine, rice and chain stitch. Three edges are hemmed and there is a selvedge at the bottom.
Embroidering

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.114-1928
Primary reference Number: 110660
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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