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Valentine card: P.14343-R-28

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Current Location: In storage


Valentine card


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A valentine card converted for use as at Christmas on gilded, embossed paper mounted with paper springs onto a backing card with scalloped edges and a green printed border. The card has been converted into a Christmas card by the addition of grasses to make a greenery frame sprinkled with mica frosting (silicate of aluminium) to imitate snow. A central, lace-paper gilded gateway panel opens with a white ribbon tab to reveal a lithograph of a printed scroll of verse: 'Happy Christmas / Christmas garlands round each rafter / Holly, ivy, mistletoe! ... copyright / H.I.N.' A lithographic cut-out of a bird with a nest entwined with forget-me-nots, a typical valentine scrap, is loose inside the gateway panel.

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Bequeathed by Dr J. W. L. Glaisher, 1928

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Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr

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Accession number: P.14343-R-28
Primary reference Number: 214094
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Created: Tuesday 14 February 2017 Updated: Friday 16 October 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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