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Cushion: T.3-1946

Object information

Current Location: In storage






Canvas embroidered with silk, metal thread and plate; in bullion knots, buttonhole, couching, Florentine, French knots, tent and trellis stitches with twisted and looped silk and darned silk pile; in blue, brown, green, pink, red and yellow.
In the centre, on a mound, a two-handled vase of flowers, stems arranged symmetrically and flowers evenly disributed over the background - borage, carnation, cherry, cornflower, daffodil, foxglove, honeysuckle, iris, nut, pansy and strawberry - with butterflies, caterpillars, flies, snails, etc. A leopard in the left lower corner, a stag in the right corner.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs. W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Length: 11 in
Width: 8 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1946-03) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs


17th Century#
Circa 1600 CE - Circa 1699 CE

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.3-1946
Primary reference Number: 199203
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 12 June 2014 Updated: Tuesday 17 October 2017 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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