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Sampler: T.118-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Hancock, Elizabeth

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Description

Band sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, eyelet hole, satin and needle lace filling stitches. The sampler comprises 21 horizontal bands filled by a date, an inscription and a name.

Band sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, eyelet hole, satin and lace filling stitches. The sampler comprises 21 horizontal bands filled by a date, an inscription and a name. The centre of the sampler has a vase with flowering plants worked with above it some heart shaped motifs. To the left and right crowns, hearts, geometrical motifs and initials are worked. The inscription reads ' June 6 day.../You ask me why I love go ask the glo/rvs son why...it throw.../world doth rvn ask time and fat reson/ w(hy it flow) ask dammask rosees why so/ fvll thay blow and all things elce whi/ch svcke(t)sfesh which forceeth me to/love..by this you see what car my/ parents took of me elizabeth matrom is/my name and with my nedell I rought/ the same and if my ivdgement had beene be/tter I would have mended every letter/ a (maid) that is wise her time will pris/ she that will eat her braekfast in her/ bed and spend all the morning in dressing/ of her head and sat at deaner likea ma/iden bride God in his mercy may do mvch/ (save) her bvt what a cas is he in that mv/st have her Elizabeth Matrom / the svn sats the shadow fleys the goo/d consume and man he deis 78'.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 79.4 cm
Width: 25.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

18th Century
Production date: AD 1718 : George I

Materials used in production

polychrome Silk
unbleached, discoloured Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Band sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, eyelethole, satin and lace filling stitches.
Embroidering

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.118-1928
Primary reference Number: 110664
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Audit data

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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