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Valentine card: P.14427-R

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Current Location: In storage

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Valentine card

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Publisher: Unknown

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Description

A miniature valentine, probably from the 1880s, which additionally contains a Chrismas message. A die-cut, embossed card with Wedgewood-style cameo design in blue and white overmounted with a chromolithographed flower scrap (fuschia and dahlia). Inside is a small medallion of white paper lithographed in gold ink: 'A TOKEN / OF / AFFECTION'. Below is a die-cut scrap of a winter scene with robin, holly and watermill in snow and scroll bearing the message: 'A MERRY CHRISTMAS'. Remnants of paper on the verso indicate that this card was previously mounted elsewhere.

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

Dating

19th Century
Circa 1880 - Circa 1890

School or Style

British

Techniques used in production

Chromolithography
Collage

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14427-R
Primary reference Number: 215464
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 14 February 2017 Updated: Friday 26 January 2018 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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