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Purse: T.3-1953

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Unknown

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Description

Silk, polychrome - ground cream, pattern blue, brown, green, rose, yellow. Cylindrical tapering at bottom, six compartments which slope to the left. Each contains a spray of naturalistic roses and blue flowers. Draw strings, elaborate tassells resembling flowers, wood core covered, Turk's head knots, petals, loops of vellum strips covered silk, stamens of silk covered wire, tassells at ends of strings each have three dependant ones.

Notes

History note: On loan since 1946 from Mrs. Christobel Aylmer, nee Rushbrooke, from Rushbrooke Hall

Legal notes

Given by Major Guy Aylmer in memory of his wife, Mrs. Christobel Aylmer

Measurements and weight

Height: 4.5 in
Width: 4.75 in

Relative size of this object

4.8 cm4.5 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1953-11-26) by Aylmer, Guy, Major

Dating

17th Century
Circa 1600 CE - Circa 1699 CE

School or Style

English

Materials used in production

Silk

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.3-1953
Primary reference Number: 197523
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 5 December 2013 Updated: Thursday 14 September 2017 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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