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Sampler: T.6-1928

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Maker(s)

Fisher, Rebekah (Maker)

Description

Linen band sampler worked with polychrome silks in double running, chain, cross, Montenegrin cross, satin, and trellis stitch with bullion knots and woven bosses. The selvedges are plain at the top and bottom and the sides are hemmed. There are sixteen bands of mainly floral horizontal repeating border patterns; the sixth includes 'boxers'. The lower three contain an alphabet and the inscription '1648/ REBEKAH FISHER WI'.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 88.75 cm
Length: 37 in
Width: 20.5 cm
Width: 8 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr

Dating

Mid 17th century
Production date: AD 1648

Materials used in production

polychrome Silk unbleached Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Linen band sampler worked with polychrome silks in double running, chain, cross, Montenegrin cross, satin, and trellis stitch with bullion knots and woven bosses. The selvedges are plain at the top and bottom and the sides are hemmed.
Embroidering

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: embroidered in silk thread

  • Text: 1648/ REBEKAH FISHER WI
  • Location: Bottom bands of the sampler
  • Method of creation: Embroidery
  • Type: Date and name

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.6-1928
Primary reference Number: 110553
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 17 July 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 31 May 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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