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Towel: T.131-1946

Object information

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Cotton, embroidered with polychrome silks, gilt metal thread and gilt plate, in shaded double running, double
running, stem and satin stitches. Edging of needle lace with addition of bobbin lace. Each end embroidered with five repeated flower heads set in a frame of stylised leaves springing from a flower pot, above a border of a wavy stem with repeated flower and bird motifs.

Legal notes

Given by George de Menasce

Measurements and weight

Length: 77.75 in
Width: 24 in

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Late-19th Century, Early#
Circa 1775 CE - Circa 1824 CE

School or Style


Identification numbers

Accession number: T.131-1946
Primary reference Number: 200145
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 5 February 2015 Updated: Wednesday 2 December 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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