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Sampler: T.103-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Bowen, Elizabeth

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Description

Band sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, eyelet hole and satin stitches. The sampler comprises 31 horizontal bands; the top 24 contain alphabets, bands 25 to 28 the inscription 'ELIZABETH BOWEN IS MY NAME / AT LEST THEN EAIGHT YEARS O / VLD I MADE THE SAME IN THE YE / AR 1707', band 29 a set of initials, band 30 has flowering plants and birds worked and the bottom band contains part of an alphabet. between bands 24 and 25 runs a selvedge which over sews a seam.

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Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 73.7 cm
Width: 22.8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

18th Century
Production date: AD 1707 : Queen Anne

Materials used in production

polychrome Silk
yellow Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Band sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, eyelet hole and satin stitch.
Embroidering

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.103-1928
Primary reference Number: 110649
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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