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Fragment of velvet: T.1-1939

Object information


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A fragment of blue velvet on a cloth of gold ground with pomegranates and artichoke motives repeated alternately on either side of a tall waving stem. The cut of the velvet and the weave form subsidiary patterns.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs F.H. Cook

Place(s) associated

  • Florence ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1939-03-08) by Cook, F. H., Mrs


Mid 15th century
Production date: circa AD 1450

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Weaving : Blue velvet on a cloth of gold ground

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.1-1939
Primary reference Number: 110959
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 17 October 2017 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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