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Sampler: T.28-1928

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Hurst, Mary (Maker)


Band sampler, linen (yellowish), embroidered with linen, polychrome silks and silver metal threads in buttonhole, chain, cross, double running, plaited braid, satin and trellis stitch. The sampler comprises 16 horizontal bands which depict alphabets, 'boxers', repeat border patterns, flowering plants, a girl holding flowers, a crowned woman and the inscription which reads 'MARY HURST '.

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Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 81.9 cm
Length: 32.1/4 in
Width: 20.3 cm
Width: 8 in

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century
Production date: AD 1661 : Charles II

Materials used in production

ground and thread Linen polychrome Silk Silver metal thread

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Band sampler, linen, embroidered with linen, silk and silver metal threads in buttonhole, chain, cross, double running, plaited braid, satin and trellis stitch.

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.28-1928
Primary reference Number: 110575
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 17 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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