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Towel: T.135-1946

Object information

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Cotton, terry weave, with 9.5" and 2.5" stripes at each end in twill weave, embroidered with polychrome silk, gilt and silver thread and silver plate, in double darning, double running, fishbone, and satin stitches and figure of eight knots for silver plate. Each end embroidered with three flower sprays, above a border of double darning in gilt thread with a zigzag pattern in silver plate.

Legal notes

Given by George de Menasce

Measurements and weight

Length: 57.5 in
Width: 32.25 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

polychrome Silk
Silver thread
Gilt thread

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: T.135-1946
Primary reference Number: 200149
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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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