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Sampler: T.68-1938

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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Roberts, Sarah




Cotton sampler lined with cotton and embroidered with red and blue cotton thread in cross-stitch. The sampler is made to resemble a bag and both sides are embroidered with detached motifs, flowerpots, sprays, buildings with perched birds, hearts and crowns, in a balanced arrangement either side of a windmill and flowering plant on the back and a flowerpot and flowering plant on the front. On the centre front there is a wreath enclosing the inscription, which reads 'Sarah/Roberts/1845'.

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Mrs H.A. Longman Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 19.75 cm
Length: 7.7/8 in
Width: 18 cm
Width: 7 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1938) by Longman, H. A., Mrs


Mid 19th century
Production date: AD 1845 : Queen Victoria

Materials used in production

lining coarse calico Cotton
red and blue Cotton thread
unbleached calico Cotton

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Cotton motif sampler lined with cotton and embroidered with red and blue cotton thread in cross-stitch.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.68-1938
Primary reference Number: 110799
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 July 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 20 July 2021

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

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