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Maker:

Unidentified; production

Collection:

J.W.L. Glaisher

Category:

embroidery

Name:

sampler

Other Name:

band sampler; category

Date:

circa 1660

Period:

17th Century

Description:

Band sampler, linen, embroidered with linen and polychrome silk threads in cross, satin and double running stitches. The sampler comprises 19 horizontal bands which feature, three alphabets, 'boxers', birds framed in octagons, stags and the inscription 'MG'.

Production
Place (legacy):

England, production, country
English, nationality

Technique(s):

weaving; whole
embroidering; whole; cross and Holbein stitches

Material(s):

linen; whole; ground and thread
silk; whole; polychrome

Technique
Description:

Band sampler, linen, embroidered with linen and silk threads in cross and double running stitches

Dimension(s):

length, 93, cm
width, 21.2, cm
length, 36.5/8, in
width, 8.3/8, in

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1928-12-07; Glaisher, J.W.L., Dr

Acquisition Credit:

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Inscription:

initials; embroidery; MG; the initials of the maker

Accession:

Object Number: T.25-1928
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 110572; input: 2004-11-05; modified: 2013-06-03)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/110572





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