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Pillowcase: T.27-1954

Object information

Awaiting location update

Maker(s)

Production: Unknown

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Description

Linen pillowcase embroidered in polychrome silks (black, brown, cream, green, pink, red, yellow and buff) in double darning, double running, fishbone and satin stitch. The edging is executed in bebilla stitch.

The pattern is of a large cock perched upon a spray of stylized flowers, whilst more flowers sprout from the animals breast and tail. The bebilla lace edging is composed of four triangles in each colour of the embroidery.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Sir Robert Hyde-Greg, KCMG

Measurements and weight

Length: 21.1/2 in

Place(s) associated

  • Northern Sporades ⪼ Greek islands ⪼ Greece

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1954) by Greg, Robert Hyde, Sir

Dating

18th Century-19th Century, Early#
Circa 1701 CE - Circa 1820 CE

Components of the work

Max Width 18.3/4 in

Materials used in production

embroidery Silk
ground Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Linen pillowcase embroidered in polychrome silks (black, brown, cream, green, pink, red, yellow and buff) in double darning, double running, fishbone and satin stitch. The edging is executed in bebilla stitch. The pattern is of a large cock perched upon a spray of stylized flowers, whilst more flowers sprout from the animals breast and tail. The bebilla lace edging is composed of four triangles in each colour of the embroidery.
Bebilla lace
Embroidering

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.27-1954
Primary reference Number: 110444
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 6 October 2017 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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