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Sampler: T.159-1928

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Crawford, Mary

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Description

Band sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome silks and linen thread in cross, double running, satin and double hem stitch. There is some cutwork with hollie point and needle lace stitches. There is a selvedge at the top and bottom; the sides are turned under and stitched. The sampler is divided into horizontal bands of repeat border patterns, containing an alphabet and the name ' Mary Crawford', another alphabet and the date ' Feb 4 1771', the former worked in silk the latter in linen. There is also one band of detached motifs.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 3"2.1/4' in
Width: 8.1/2" in

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

18th Century
Production date: AD 1771 : George III

Materials used in production

ground and thread Linen
polychrome Silk

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Band sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome silks and linen thread in cross, double running, satin and double hem stitch. There is some cutwork with hollie point and needle lace stitches. There is a selvedge at the top and bottom; the sides are turned under and stitched.
Embroidering
Cutwork

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.159-1928
Primary reference Number: 110705
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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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