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Bill-head of John Skyrm, Hosier and Haberdasher, London: P.12945-R

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Current Location: In storage


Bill-head of John Skyrm, Hosier and Haberdasher, London


Printmaker: Unknown




One of the Blathwayt family bills.

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century
Production date: circa AD 1766 : See description

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Components of the work

Paper composed of laid paper ( old folds)
Sheet Height 160 mm Width 207 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: London 17 / Bought of JOHN SKYRM, / Hosier and Haberdasher. / At the Seven Stars, in Tyler-Street, Carnaby-/Market; Who Sells Silk, Thread, Cotton and / Worsted Hose; Knit and Wove Pieces for / Waistcoats and Breeches, Worsted and Cotton / Caps, Silk Handkerchiefs, Ribbons, Threads / Tapes and Haberdashery Goods; with the / best Gloves. Wholesale and Retale at the lowest / Prices
  • Location: Sheet upper centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: Receipt of purchases. The 17 of the date is printed.

  • Text: Mrs Blathwayt ,December [17]66 L S d To 6 Pr white thread hose at 2/ 0.12.0 6 Pr Bro thread Do. at 1/9 0.10.6 6 Pr Cotton hose at 5/ 1.10.0 1 sheet small pink 0.0.4 1 short wt Do. 0.0.5 1 middling Do. 0.0.6 £2.13.9 Receu the above in Full by M. Skyrm.
  • Location: Sheet lower centre
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.12945-R
Primary reference Number: 185767
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Audit data

Created: Friday 28 October 2011 Updated: Wednesday 31 May 2017 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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