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Sampler: T.165-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Sharp, Mary

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Description

Cotton friendship sampler embroidered in polychrome silks in cross-stitch. Three edges are hemmed and there is a selvedge on the right side. An inscription is framed by a blue and yellow bud-border and inside it a large flower basket flanked on either side by a large stylised flower sits above the verse which reads ' this gift my friend/To the I. send/In hope to be approved/ I have done my best/ i protest/ For one so well beloved/ Mary Sharp to Mary/ Limmer June 25 1790'.

Legal notes

Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 19 cm
Length: 7.1/2 in
Width: 15.25 cm
Width: 5.5/8 in

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 18th century
Production date: AD 1790

Materials used in production

blue, yellow, green, pink Silk
Cotton

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Cotton friendship sampler embroidered in polychrome silks in cross-stitch. Three edges are hemmed and there is a selvedge on the right side.
Embroidering

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.165-1928
Primary reference Number: 110711
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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