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Valentine envelope: P.14417-R-41

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Current Location: In storage


Valentine envelope


Publisher: Meek, George




A small envelope of heavy white wove paper with silver embossed design and pale blue lithography. The envelope is mounted so that both recto and verso can be seen. On the recto: an embossed silver border filled with pale blue lithographed ink and additional pale blue scalloped inner border with lily of the valley at each corner and a central embossed oval panel for the address. The panel is blank. On the verso: an embossed border around each flap with flower designs and pale blue lithography on upper and lower flaps. A silver embossed shield on the upper flap. The envelope is empty.

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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.14417-R-41
Primary reference Number: 215270
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Created: Tuesday 14 February 2017 Updated: Friday 26 January 2018 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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