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Sampler: T.170-1928

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Plastin, Harriot

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Description

Bordered sampler, wool, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross-stitch. The sampler is divided into four sections and surrounded by a repeating strawberry border; it features detached motifs, inscriptions and the Temptation of Adam and Eve.

Woollen bordered sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in cross-stitch. There is a double blue line selvedge on both sides; the top and bottom are hemmed and the entire sampler is mounted on a supporting cotton backing. A strawberry repeating border pattern surrounds the sampler. The main body is arranged in four horizontal sections. The first contains detached flowerpots, fruit baskets and crowns arranged symmetrically on either side of a bird on a tree. The second section contains a panel with a Greek key border flanked by trees containing the verse ' Fragrant the Rose is but it Fade in Time/ The Violet sweet but quickly past the Prime/ White Lilies hang their Head and soon decay/ And Whiter Snow in Minutes melts away/ Such and so Withring are our early (J)oys/Which Time or Sickness (S)peedily destroys'. The third section depicts the Temptation of Adam and Eve, an angel and a fig tree. The final section depicts a balanced arrangement of detached trees, stags, flowerpots, sprays, squirrels and butterflies. Beneath these the inscription 'Harriot Plastin Her Work Aged 10 years 1814' is worked.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 42.5 cm
Length: 15 in
Width: 32 cm
Width: 13.3/4 in

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

19th century
Production date: AD 1814 : George III

Materials used in production

polychrome Silk
Wool

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Woollen border sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in cross-stitch. There is a double blue line selvedge on both sides; the top and bottom are hemmed and the entire sampler is mounted on a supporting cotton backing.
Mounting
Embroidering

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.170-1928
Primary reference Number: 110716
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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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