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Book-cover: T.26a-1945

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Production: Unknown

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Categories

Description

Silk bookcover embroidered with polychrome silk, gold and silver thread in buttonhole, couching, satin and stem stitch with French knots.

Predominant colours are pale blue, buff, cream and pale and yellow green. On both right and left of the cover is placed a short column with in between them an oblong shape filled with diagonal network in metal thread and with tassels at the bottom. Upon each column is placed a horn containing a tall upright spray of mixed flowers including carnations and roses. In the centre is placed a miniature of a lady in a blue gown.

Legal notes

Given by C.G. Clarke

Measurements and weight

Length: 11.7/8 in
Width: 8.5/8 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1945-07-24) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray

Dating

18th Century, Mid
Circa 1740 - Circa 1750

Materials used in production

embroidery Silk
probably Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Silk bookcover embroidered with polychrome silk, gold and silver thread in buttonhole, couching, satin and stem stitch with French knots. Predominant colours are pale blue, buff, cream and pale and yellow green. On both right and left of the cover is placed a short column with in between them an oblong shape filled with diagonal network in metal thread and with tassels at the bottom. Upon each column is placed a horn containing a tall upright spray of mixed flowers including carnations and roses. In the centre is placed a miniature of a lady in a blue gown.
Embroidering

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.26a-1945
Primary reference Number: 110524
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 21 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "Book-cover" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/110524 Accessed: 2024-07-21 18:45:44

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{{cite web|url=https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/110524 |title=Book-cover |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2024-07-21 18:45:44|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

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