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Man's cap: T.9-1947

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Current Location: In storage






Linen, embroidered with polychrome silks, silver and silver-gilt threads. The brim is edged with metal thread bobbin lace.
The cap comprises four joined panels each decorated with coiling stems carrying leaves, flower sprays, insects and birds.

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Given by Louis C.G. Clarke, MA

Measurements and weight

Height: 11¼ in
Width: 9 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1947-09) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


Late 16th-early 17th Century
Circa 1575 CE - Circa 1625 CE

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Components of the work

Embroidery composed of silver thread silk silver-gilt thread
Fabric composed of linen

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.9-1947
Primary reference Number: 139879
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 17 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 11 November 2022

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

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