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Case: T.5-1940

Object information

Current Location: In storage






White satin, worked in metal thread, purl and spangles sewn on with silk. A foundation of wood, four compartments lined rose velvet. Front and back, a design formed by circular coiling stem, flowers, fruit and leaves, and a border design of stem, leaves and fruit.

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Miss Grace Clarke Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 0.75 in
Height: 2.25 in
Width: 4 in

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1940-05) by Clarke, Grace F., Miss


Mid 17th century
Circa 1625 CE - Circa 1674 CE

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.5-1940
Primary reference Number: 197641
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 30 January 2014 Updated: Tuesday 17 October 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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