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Sampler: T.112-1938

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Maker(s)

Rünger, Antonie (Maker)

Description

Cotton, school sampler embroidered in white, red and black cotton with a small amount of silver metal thread. The piece includes alphabets, names and numerals.

Cotton, school sampler embroidered in white, red and black cotton with a small amount of silver metal thread in satin, stem, running and eyelet stitch. The edges are trimmed with narrow bobbin lace. This piece includes typical detached motifs, four alphabets, one of which is in Gothic script, numerals, and the name of the maker 'Antonie Rünger', worked in very elaborate lettering. In addition there is an armorial bearing, the name of the school 'Bezirkshule' and an inscription which reads 'Erinnerung an meine Schulzeit'. Scattered across motifs of flower baskets and birds are the names and initials of teachers and pupils with the date of completion '1879' at the bottom.

Legal notes

Mrs H.A. Longman Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 33 cm
Length: 13.3/8 in
Width: 41 cm
Width: 16 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1938) by Longman, H. A., Mrs

Dating

Late 19th Century
Production date: AD/CE 1879

Materials used in production

white, red, black Cotton thread Silver metal thread Muslin

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Muslin school sampler embroidered in white, red and black cotton with a small amount of silver metal thread in satin, stem, running and eyelet stitch. The edges are trimmed with narrow bobbin lace.
Bobbin lace Embroidering

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: embroidered in red cotton thread

  • Text: Erinnerung an meine Schulzeit
  • Location: Centre bottom part of sampler
  • Method of creation: Embroidery
  • Motto

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.112-1938
Primary reference Number: 110843
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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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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Sampler" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/110843 Accessed: 2021-11-29 23:19:07

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