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Maniple

  • Place of origin:

    Birmingham (made)

  • Date:

    1848-1850 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    A.W. Pugin, born 1812 - died 1852 (designer)
    Powell, Lucy (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk velvet embroidered with gold and coloured silks, and metal fringe

  • Credit Line:

    Given by St Augustine's Abbey, Ramsgate

  • Museum number:

    T.297F-1989

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Red silk velvet maniple embroidered with gold thread and coloured silks, and edged with gold metal fringe.

Place of Origin

Birmingham (made)

Date

1848-1850 (made)

Artist/maker

A.W. Pugin, born 1812 - died 1852 (designer)
Powell, Lucy (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silk velvet embroidered with gold and coloured silks, and metal fringe

Object history note

Registered File number 1989/1219.
Maniple designed by Pugin as part of the vestments (T.297 to J-1989) he designed for his own church, St Augustine's in Ramsgate. It is known that Lucy Hardman, sister of John Hardman supervised the vestment making at the Hardman's premises from 1842 to 1848. Pugin's diaries and accounts mention her frequently. It is known that the Lucy and Winefred Brown worked with Mrs Powell during the latter part of the 1840s so may also have been involved in making the vestments for Ramsgate. Following Pugin's death the church passed to the Benedictine Order who presented the vestments to the Museum in 1989.

Descriptive line

Red silk velvet maniple, designed by A.W.N. Pugin, probably made by Mrs Lucy Powell, Birmingham, 1848-1850

Labels and date

British Galleries:
COPE AND HOOD

A. W. N. Pugin was a Roman Catholic architect with a crusading mission to revive Gothic as the only morally right style of decoration. He designed these vestments for his own church, St Augustine's, Ramsgate, Kent. His zeal for promoting the Gothic style influenced many churches, not just those that were Roman Catholic. [27/03/2003]

Production Note

Made for St Augustine's Abbey, Ramsgate.

Reason For Production: Private

Materials

Silk (textile); Metal thread; Silk thread

Techniques

Embroidered; Velvet

Categories

Religion; Ecclesiastical textiles; Embroidery; Europeana Fashion Project

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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