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Towel: T.133-1946

Object information

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Cotton, terry weave with 16.25" at each end in twill weave. Embroidered with polychrome silk and chenille threads, gilt and silver plate and spangles in couching, double darning, running and satin stitches. Each end embroidered with two and a half repeats of a spray of flowers with vine like leaves, above a border of a continuous wavy acanthus leaf, with a spray of stylised flowers attached by bows of ribbon to each curve of the leaf.

Legal notes

Given by George de Menasce

Measurements and weight

Length: 61.25 in
Width: 31.5 in

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th Century
Circa 1800 - 1899

School or Style


Materials used in production

polychrome Silk
Gilt thread

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: T.133-1946
Primary reference Number: 200147
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 5 February 2015 Updated: Tuesday 17 October 2017 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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