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Stay busk

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1821 (dated)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved whale-bone

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lt. Col. G. B. Croft Lyons

  • Museum number:

    675-1902

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Busk made from a thick length of transcluent greenish-grey whalebone, incised with design of cupid's bow, quiver and pierced hearts, central panel with recipient's name (Maria Cooke) and date incised.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (probably, made)

Date

1821 (dated)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Carved whale-bone

Marks and inscriptions

'Maria Cooke 1821'
Incised in busk

Dimensions

Length: 15.125 in, Width: 1.75 in

Descriptive line

Stay busk, carved whale-bone, probably Great Britain, dated 1821

Materials

Bone

Techniques

Incising

Subjects depicted

Arrows; Bows (weapons); Pierced hearts; Quivers

Categories

Underwear; Fashion; Clothing; Personal accessories; Accessories; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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