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Quaker Medallion Sampler: T.1-2014

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Current Location: In storage


Quaker Medallion Sampler


Maker: Jones, Ann
Jones, Deborah




Linen, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross stitch


History note: Nigel Butler

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Length: 32 cm
Width: 20.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Ackworth ⪼ Yorkshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2014-11-24) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


18th Century, Late
George III
Production date: dated AD 1787


This is the earliest (by three years) dated sampler of its type, worked eight years after the foundation of Ackworth school. Archival evidence in the Ackworth archives, Friends House and the Lincolnshire Records office provides an unusually detailed family history/provenance for the object. The Fitzwilliam already has one small Ackworth darning sampler and a monochrome Quaker (not Ackworth) medallion sampler. This dated polychrome work is therefore a really important and attractive addition to the collection. The initials 'DJ' stand for Deborah Jones, the mother of Ann Jones.

Materials used in production

polychrome Silk

Techniques used in production

Cross stitch

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 'DJ'
  • Type: Initials

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.1-2014
Primary reference Number: 200917
Entry form number: 270
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Created: Tuesday 24 February 2015 Updated: Monday 20 July 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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