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Kerchief: T.117-1946

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Cotton, embroidered polychrome silk, gilt and silver thread, in buttonhole (edges of ends only), double darning, double running, satin and pulled fabric stitches. At each end a 3.75" deep border, background a square mesh. At sides and lower edge a 0.75" band decorated with flower sprigs, and above ten stylised flowering plants in two-handled shallow vases, each standing in an arched compartment with trilobed finials.

Legal notes

Given by George de Menasce

Measurements and weight

Length: 46.25 in
Width: 20 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1946-09-25) by de Menasce, George


19th century
1800 - 1899

School or Style


Materials used in production

Cotton Silk Gilt thread Satin

Techniques used in production

Darning Stitching

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.117-1946
Primary reference Number: 200070
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 8 January 2015 Updated: Tuesday 17 October 2017 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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