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Long cushion cover: T.7-1947

Object information

Maker(s)

Unknown

Description

Long linen cushion cover, embroidered with polychrome silks in close herring-bone and stem stitch. The borders and corner motifs contain highly decorative floral sprays with small flowers and buds worked into the larger elements.

Legal notes

Given by George de Menasce

Measurements and weight

Length: 109.5 cm
Width: 49 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Yannina ⪼ Epirus ⪼ Greece

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1947-06) by de Menasce, George

Dating

18th-early 19th century
Circa 1701 CE - Circa 1820 CE

Note

The borders and corner motifs contain highly decorative floral sprays which are probably an adaptation of the complex Ottoman tulip, carnation, and hyacinth designs.

Materials used in production

embroidery Silk ground Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Long linen cushion cover, embroidered with polychrome silks in close herring-bone and stem stitch. The borders and corner motifs contain highly decorative floral sprays with small flowers and buds worked into the larger elements.
Embroidering

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.7-1947
Primary reference Number: 110393
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 2 December 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Long cushion cover" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/110393 Accessed: 2022-05-21 00:59:59

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