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Sample

1914 (manufactured)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Printed cotton velveteen with brown ground patterned with repeat motifs all in black arranged in horizontal bands:
a) upturned conical bell form, below which is a stand
b) gold fish or carp, below which is a small spoon-like devise
c) a winged face-mask, above an inverted U-shape, a tortoise and drum
Repeat of b) and a), then b) and c). Separating these zonal bands is a line also in black of zodiac symbols. Labels in black ink read “signs of zodiac disclaimed”. Two selvedges.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Printed cotton velveteen
Brief Description
Textile sample, printed cotton velveteen with pattern of upturned bell forms, fish, winged face masks with tortoises and drums, and zodiac symbols; by Joseph Bridge & Co. Ltd, Britain 1914.
Physical Description
Printed cotton velveteen with brown ground patterned with repeat motifs all in black arranged in horizontal bands:

a) upturned conical bell form, below which is a stand

b) gold fish or carp, below which is a small spoon-like devise

c) a winged face-mask, above an inverted U-shape, a tortoise and drum

Repeat of b) and a), then b) and c). Separating these zonal bands is a line also in black of zodiac symbols. Labels in black ink read “signs of zodiac disclaimed”. Two selvedges.
Dimensions
  • Length: 38cm
  • Width: 54.8cm
Marks and Inscriptions
108546 (Patent Office Registration Number)
Production
Patent Office registration date: 20th June 1914
Collection
Accession Number
T.236-2004

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record createdMarch 14, 2005
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