Skip to main content

Kerchief: T.118-1946

Object information

Awaiting location update






Cotton, embroidered with polychrome silk thread, gilt plate and thread, and silver plate, in double darning, double running, an interlacing stitch, fishbone, satin and pulled fabric stitches. At each end a 3" deep border. At lower edge a 0.5" band decorated with flower sprigs. Above it 15 compartments each containing a stylised plant with a cypress tree above, and between them a stylised flowering tree. Edging with bobbins.

Legal notes

Given by George de Menasce

Measurements and weight

Length: 42.5 in
Width: 22.5 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1946-09-25) by de Menasce, George


19th Century
1800 - 1899

School or Style


Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: T.118-1946
Primary reference Number: 200071
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Thursday 8 January 2015 Updated: Tuesday 17 October 2017 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "Kerchief" Web page available at: Accessed: 2024-05-29 12:50:06

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url= |title=Kerchief |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2024-05-29 12:50:06|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...