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Large trade card of Thomas Moore, Hosier & Framework knitter, London: P.12922-R

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Current Location: In storage


Large trade card of Thomas Moore, Hosier & Framework knitter, London


Printmaker: Unknown




One of the Blathwayt family bills. Bill hand written verso. Plate with an elaborate frame depicting a full-length figure of Bishop Blaize holding a wool comb and an open Bible

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1923) by Perceval, Spencer George


18th Century
Production date: circa AD 1775 : See inscriptions

School or Style


Components of the work

Paper composed of laid paper ( old folds)
Sheet Height 210 mm Width 165 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Thomas Moore / Manufacturer, Hosier and Frame Work Knitter, / to his Majesty, / at the Bishop Blaze, Chiswell Street, London. / Makes and Sells both for Foreign Trade and Home / Comsumption all Sorty of Silk Cotton, Thread & Worsted Hose / Silk & Worsted knitt Pieces for Breeches, great Variety of Silk Mits / & Gloves, Caps of all Sorts, knitted Worsted, Crewells & Shades of all Collours for working and Canvas for the Same, / Likewise Manufactures all Sorts of Carpetts to any pattern or Collour / From Three Shillings P Yard up to the finest Persia, with all Kinds of / Tapestry,, made on a new & Cheap principle for fire Screens, Setees, Chairs &c / He also Continues to make that Beautifull Fabrick, Call'd the Royal / Velvet Tapestry, which was by him first establish'd in this Kingdon, & / has now brought the same to the Greatest Perfection.
  • Location: Sheet centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: 7th Feb: pd, / Moore Stockings
  • Location: Sheet upper left
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: Itemised bill for purchases made

  • Text: Lond.n Feby 14 1775 Bo.t of Thos Moore 3 pr fine white skd hose 4/ 0.12.0 1 pr Supr Cotton 6/ 0.6.0 4 pr Do. White Silk hose 10/6 2.2.0 1 Pr fine Grey Silk Gloves 3/6 3.6.0 2 pr Do. white silk 6/ 12.0.0 1 pr do. Do. 13/ 0.13.0 4.8.6 Recvd the Contents in full for Mr Moore Mr Bicknell
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.12922-R
Primary reference Number: 185743
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Audit data

Created: Wednesday 26 October 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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