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English buttonhole stitch purse made with a mould

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An image of Textiles. Purse. Buttonhole stitch worked spirally on a cone shaped mould; two stitches are worked into the interspace between the stitches of the previous row. Colours brown, green and pink. At the bottom is a five-pointed star, above it a band of lozenges, gold with a pink centre upon a red background. At the top a similar band of lozenges but the background a pinkish brown. The background of the main body of the purse is silver thread with two rose sprays each consisting of a rose, a bud and leaves. The draw strings are formed by a plait of silver thread and pink and blue silk; the tassels are a large and small spherical bead covered with silver bullion. Silk, with gold and silver thread, length 3.75 in, diameter 1.75 in, circa 1600- circa 1699. English.

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Textiles. Purse. Buttonhole stitch worked spirally on a cone shaped mould; two stitches are worked into the interspace between the stitches of the previous row. Colours brown, green and pink. At the bottom is a five-pointed star, above it a band of lozenges, gold with a pink centre upon a red background. At the top a similar band of lozenges but the background a pinkish brown. The background of the main body of the purse is silver thread with two rose sprays each consisting of a rose, a bud and leaves. The draw strings are formed by a plait of silver thread and pink and blue silk; the tassels are a large and small spherical bead covered with silver bullion. Silk, with gold and silver thread, length 3.75 in, diameter 1.75 in, circa 1600- circa 1699. English.

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  • Accession Number: T.191-1928
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/19.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Jaymes Sinclair
  • Image height: 571 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.6 (Macintosh)
  • Filesize: 144.80kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 19/1

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17th Century Date Department English Fitz_AA Material Nationalities Object Type Other Keywords Stewart Period Stuart Period Workflow _WF_AdOK _WF_KWD _WF_OPACtd _WF_PCtd buttonhole stitch cone conical costume cylindrical fashion floral flowers moulded needle needlework purse silk stitched stitches stitching textile

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rgb(179,146,121), rgb(96,75,58), rgb(4,4,4), rgb(241,223,208), rgb(153,55,54), rgb(49,37,27), rgb(110,137,120), rgb(49,76,77), rgb(87,120,135), rgb(21,42,45), rgb(36,57,70)

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