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Sampler: T.8-1928

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Maker(s)

Unidentified (Production)

Description

Band sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, Holbein, and satin stitches. The upper section of 7.3/4' is filled with detached motifs including birds, a butterfly, a fish, a fly, a frog, a key, a lion, a stag, a unicorn, a man with a staff. The date, 1648, and the initials 'AS' are placed centrally in the lower part of the section. Below this there are sixteen horizontal bands, 13 of repeat border patterns, 3 containing an upper and lower case alphabet.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 36.1/8 in
Width: 9.1/4 in

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

17th Century
Production date: AD 1648

Materials used in production

polychrome Silk Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Band sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, double running, and satin stitches.
Embroidering

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: embroidered in silk thread

  • Text: AS
  • Method of creation: Embroidery
  • Type: Initials

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.8-1928
Primary reference Number: 110555
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 17 July 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 20 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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