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Sampler: T.135-1928

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Maker(s)

Unidentified (Production)

Description

Linen mixed band and spot motif sampler embroidered with linen thread in eyelet, satin, hem and stem stitch with needle weaving and some needle lace filling stitches. Pink and green silk is worked in eyelet, satin, cross and whipped stem stitch. All the edges are hemmed. The top part of the sampler consists of bands of small geometric repeat patterns, beneath this a white work alphabet and the bottom part is taken up by green and pink silk geometric spot motifs, hearts, the initials 'HB' and the date 1728.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 42.75 cm
Width: 24.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

18th century
Production date: AD 1728

Materials used in production

ground and thread Linen thread- pink and green Silk

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Linen mixed band and spot motif sampler embroidered with linen thread in eyelet, satin, hem and stem stitch with needle weaving and some needle lace filling stitches. Pink and green silk is worked in eyelet, satin, cross and whipped stem stitch. All the edges are hemmed.
Embroidering

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: embroidered in green and pink silk thread

  • Text: H.B. 1728
  • Location: Bottom part of the sampler
  • Method of creation: Embroidery
  • Type: Initials and date

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.135-1928
Primary reference Number: 110681
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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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