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Cap panel

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk velvet with embroidery in silver-gilt thread, gilt metal beads and faceted glass

  • Museum number:

    295-1903

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Cap panel of green silk velvet, embroidered with silver-gilt thread and further enriched with gilt metal beads and small pieces of faceted red glass. The embroidery is raised by being worked over cardboard. Stems of roses issuing from a small cornucopia. There is a canvas pasted lining.

Place of Origin

Germany (made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silk velvet with embroidery in silver-gilt thread, gilt metal beads and faceted glass

Dimensions

Length: 5.125 in, Width: 5.125 in

Object history note

Purchased (285 to 306-1903, £3).

Descriptive line

Cap panel, green silk velvet with embroidery in silver-gilt thread, gilt metal beads and faceted glass, Germany, 19th century.

Production Note

Attributed to 18th century when acquired.

Materials

Silk (textile); Silver-gilt thread; Glass

Techniques

Velvet weave; Embroidered

Subjects depicted

Cornucopia; Roses

Categories

Textiles; Hats & headwear; Embroidery

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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