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Sampler: T.140-1928

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Hellier, Ann




Band sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross and satin stitch. The sampler comprises 14 horizontal bands which contain repeat border patterns, alphabets, crowns and coronets, birds on a flowering plant between flower pots, a tree in a tub, a man, and the inscription ' Ann Hellier in ye 13 years of her age 1732'. Below this inscription a house with closed shutters and a crow on the roof, a crescent moon in the sky, a tree with two birds in it and a dog and a sheep next to it, and a woman with a spindle and distaff standing next to a tree are worked in polychrome silks.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 16.8 cm
Width: 21.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century
Production date: AD 1732 : George II

Materials used in production

polychrome Silk

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Band sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross and satin stitch

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.140-1928
Primary reference Number: 110686
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 July 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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