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Pincushion

Pincushion

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1745 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Satin damask and pins

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Reverend N. A. Lask of St. John's Church, Hackney

  • Museum number:

    T.60-1935

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

This pincushion is oblong, slightly pointed in the corners, and covered with a white satin damask. The upper side is stuck with white metal pins (the usual type at this date with heads made separately and applied) in a pattern consisting of central flowers and four small hearts in the corners. The back is inscribed in pins 'STUCK 1745' and there is a double row of pins surrounding the edges of the pincushion.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1745 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Satin damask and pins

Dimensions

Length: 5.75 in, Width: 4.5 in

Object history note

It is sometimes stated that these pincushions were given as christening presents. Other examples in the collections are 913-1907 (dated 1652), T.118-1927 (dated 1701), and T.49-1918 (dated 1797 and inscribed J.W. Welcome Sweet Babe).

Descriptive line

Satin damask pin cushion stuck with hand-made pins. English, 1745.

Materials

Satin; Damask; Metal; Pins

Categories

Needlework accessories

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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