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Cap

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1770 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embroidered silk net, trimmed with silk ribbon and bobbin lace

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Broughshane

  • Museum number:

    T.219-1964

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Embroidered silk net cap trimmed with silk bobbin lace and cherry silk ribbons. Cherry silk bow in front. Mounted on a cream silk lining. The crown is high and slightly gathered, shaped to a slight peak over the forehead where it is trimmed with a ribbon and blond rosette and curving to cover the ears. The trimming extends round the edges and finishes with lappets of blond extended by the cherry ribbon ties.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

ca. 1770 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Embroidered silk net, trimmed with silk ribbon and bobbin lace

Object history note

Associated with Elizabeth Gunning, Duchess of Hamilton and Argyll (1734-1790)

Descriptive line

Embroidered silk net cap trimmed with silk bobbin lace and silk ribbons, Great Britain, ca. 1770

Materials

Ribbon, silk; Net; Bobbin lace

Techniques

Lace-making; Embroidery

Categories

Hats & headwear; Fashion; Accessories; Women's clothes; Lace; Embroidery; Scotland; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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