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Sampler: T.117-1938

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unidentified




Linen sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in cross-stitch. All the edges are hemmed. The design of the sampler is a combination of stylized geometric motifs and a large naturalistic cockerel worked on the right-hand side of the piece. Textural interest is achieved by the judicious mixing of cross-stitch over single and double threads. The central lozenge shape contains the initials 'P.C.O.' (horizontally) and 'J.C.G' (vertically).

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Longman Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 30 cm
Length: 11.3/4 in
Width: 60 cm
Width: 24 in

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid-late 19th Century
After 1850 CE - Before 1901 CE

Materials used in production

ground Linen
polychrome Silk

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Linen sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in cross-stitch. All the edges are hemmed.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: embroidered in pink cross-stitched silk thread

  • Text: 'P.C.O.' (horizontally) and 'J.C.G' (vertically)
  • Location: Inside central lozenge
  • Method of creation: Embroidery
  • Type: Initials

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.117-1938
Primary reference Number: 110848
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Audit data

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

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

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