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Sampler: T.112-1928

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Savin, Susanna (Maker)


Band sampler worked in polychrome silks containing an improving verse and arcaded flowers.

Linen band sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, eye, satin, and rococo stitch. Three edges are hemmed and the bottom is buttonholed. The sampler is organised in horizontal bands of inscriptions and stylized arcaded flowers. Sixteen bands are filled with improving verses from top to bottom they read: 'marke well what you / take in hand for larning is more / worth then Hovse or land when la / nd is gone and mon / ey is spent then le / arning is most excelent' / , 'Sarve God that ma / de yov whilst yov have / yovr breath honovr yo / ur parents dear untill / their death in doing so th / ovlt happy be always ob / taining riches health and length of d / ays a blessing is laid vp for svch in sto / re in endless bliss when time shall be no / more. Svsanna Savin her sampler 1716'.

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Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 46.25 cm
Width: 21.25 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Early 18th Century
Production date: AD 1716

Materials used in production

ground Linen pink, blue, green, yellow, white, cream Silk

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Linen band sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, eye, satin, and rococo stitch. Three edges are hemmed and the bottom is buttonholed.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.112-1928
Primary reference Number: 110658
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 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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