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1816 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Textile of block-printed white cotton in madder colours with pencilled blue. The cotton is printed with 9.5 octagonal panels intended to be cut out and applied to patchwork quilts. Each panels contains a bunch of flowers. Around the inner border is an inscription of Princess Charlotte of Wales married to Leopold Prince of Saxe-Coburg May 2, 1816. In the borders are three Prince of Wales feathers, the Royal Arms, and a crown on each side. At the end of the textile is printed a rectangular panel containing the manufacturers name and in a corner is the name 'G. Swindels'. There is an Excise stamp with the date of 1816.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Block-printed cotton
Brief Description
Textile of block-printed cotton, made by John Lowe & Co., England, 1816
Physical Description
Textile of block-printed white cotton in madder colours with pencilled blue. The cotton is printed with 9.5 octagonal panels intended to be cut out and applied to patchwork quilts. Each panels contains a bunch of flowers. Around the inner border is an inscription of Princess Charlotte of Wales married to Leopold Prince of Saxe-Coburg May 2, 1816. In the borders are three Prince of Wales feathers, the Royal Arms, and a crown on each side. At the end of the textile is printed a rectangular panel containing the manufacturers name and in a corner is the name 'G. Swindels'. There is an Excise stamp with the date of 1816.
Dimensions
  • Height: 50in
  • Width: 26.75in
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'G. Swindels' (Inscribed in a corner)
  • 'JOHN LOEW & CO. / Furniture Printers / SHEPLEY HALL' (Inscribed in a corner, manufacturer)
Credit line
Given by Mrs J. N. Jordan
Collection
Accession Number
T.355-1960

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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