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A Blessing: P.14417-R-44

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Current Location: In storage


A Blessing
Valentine card


Publisher: Mullord Bros.




A small sachet valentine of white, coated paper with a silver embossed design on four sides which opens like a book and is attached through holes in the album leaf with the original ribbon tie, meaning that both recto and verso are visible. On the recto: A central oval embossed panel is decorated with a scrap of a yellow rose containing a boy (same as on verso). Inside on the left: an oval window contains a silk panel with an embroidered title and verse in purple thread: 'A / Blessing / May the blessing of / God await thee - the sun / of glory shine around thy / bed ; and may the gates of / plenty, honour, and happi- / ness, be ever open to thee! ...'. Inside on the right: a panel of white padded silk is decorated with a scrap of pansies and sealed letter. The padding presumably contains cotton wool which would originally have been impregnanted with perfume. On the verso: A central oval embossed panel is decorated with a scrap of a yellow rose containing a boy (same as on recto). Stamped on the verso: 'MULLORD 413'. Mounted with three other sachet valentines on the same album leaf.

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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-44
Primary reference Number: 215273
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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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