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Infant's bonnet: T.19-1981

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Current Location: In storage






Linen, inset with hollie-point. The bonnet is made in five pieces: a brim, a plain ungathered frill in two pieces, and two back sections. Inset between the two pieces of the frill there is a strip of hollie-point worked with the words 'SWeeT BABe'. Inset between the two back sections there is a strip of hollie-point worked with coronets. There are two draw strings across the lower edge at the back, tying in the centre, and a button hole on the right side of the brim.


History note: Handed down in the donor's family

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Given by J.N. Peyton

Measurements and weight

Height: 12 cm
Width: 12 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1981-11-30) by Peyton, J. N.


18th Century
Circa 1700 CE - Circa 1799 CE

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Accession number: T.19-1981
Primary reference Number: 197662
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Created: Thursday 13 February 2014 Updated: Wednesday 27 September 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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