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Towel: T.11-1948

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Cotton, embroidered with polychrome silk and metal thread and plate, in double darning, double running, and pulled fabric stitches. At each end a 4.25" border, consisting of an outer O.75" border of a flower sprig, and an inner 2.5" band with seven symmetrical flowering plants in metal threads on a green pulled fabric background. Edging of 0.25" bobbin lace and gilt thread.

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Given by George de Menasce

Measurements and weight

Length: 54.25 in
Width: 20.25 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1948-06-07) by de Menasce, George


18th Century
Circa 1700 CE - Circa 1799 CE

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.11-1948
Primary reference Number: 200913
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Created: Thursday 19 February 2015 Updated: Monday 18 July 2016 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

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

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