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Valentine card: P.14418-R-31

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Valentine card


Publisher: Unknown




Silver and white lace-paper applied on paper springs to a front of white lace-paper. The springs are now stuck down. The frame is decorated at the four corners with pink and white silk flowers and green, cut-paper leaves. The central oval window of the frame is edged with real lace and surrounds a second frame of silver and white embossed paper which is pasted onto the front paper and which contains a glazed chromolithograph of a winged Cupid, wrapped loosely with pink drapery, ready to fire his arrow out at the spectator. A small paper scroll with lithographed detail is printed with a motto in blue ink: 'Accept the Gift / For the Giver's Sake'. The white lace front paper has been torn or cut from the back paper as is evident from the uneven left-hand edge.

Legal notes

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

Acquisition and important dates

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

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Techniques used in production

Applied textile

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14418-R-31
Primary reference Number: 215379
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 14 February 2017 Updated: Monday 29 May 2017 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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