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A Birthday Gift: P.14413-R-116

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Current Location: In storage


A Birthday Gift
Valentine card


Publisher: Unknown




A small 48mo-size valentine of white lace-paper with scalloped edges tinted purple and central circular window. The front and back paper are adhered and purple tissue slip paper is inserted inbetween. Two die-cut chromolithographed flower scraps are affixed at upper and lower centre. A letterpress verse on a small white square card is inserted between the front and back paper at the centre: 'A / Birthday Gift / This little gift thou dost / improve, / Its worth remains with / you, - / A trifle, if you do NOT / love, / A treasure IF YOU DO!'

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

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th Century
Circa 1870 - Circa 1880

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14413-R-116
Primary reference Number: 214965
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Created: Tuesday 14 February 2017 Updated: Friday 26 January 2018 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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