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Sampler: T.174-1928

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Scrase, Jane




Bordered sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross-stitch. A border frames the main body of the sampler which comprises five separate sections. The first section is made up of four bands which include a border design, alphabets and numerals. The second section depicts a bowl of flowers, a lozenge, a peacock and what resembles a strawberry. The third section has the inscription 'When a few years are come then I Shall/Go to the place whence I Shall not return' worked. Section four includes a crown and sprig, a strawberry, a heart and a stag. The final section is inscribed 'Jane Scrase finiShed This Sampler Aged 8 years'.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 22.2 cm
Length: 8.3/4 in
Width: 22.9 cm
Width: 9 in

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th century
After 1801 - Before 1900

Materials used in production

polychrome Silk

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Border sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross-stitch

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.174-1928
Primary reference Number: 110720
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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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