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Cap lining

Cap lining

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Knitted wool, felted

  • Museum number:

    1574-1901

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Found with eleven other caps in an old building in Worship street, London. All twelve caps were acquired by the museum in 1901.

Physical description

Circular lining of a cap, closely knitted in purplish-brown wool.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

16th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Knitted wool, felted

Dimensions

Diameter: 9 in

Object history note

This cap was found in an old building in Worship street, London.

It was part of lot 89 of the sale at Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge on 19 November 1901 of the collection of the late Mr James Smith of Whitechapel (relevant papers RP/1901/36361, plus catalogue, can be found on the Sotheby's Nominal file MA/1/S2595/1).

Descriptive line

Cap lining, knitted wool, felted, England, 16th century.

Materials

Wool

Techniques

Knitting; Felting

Categories

Hats & headwear; Clothing

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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