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Napkin

Napkin

  • Place of origin:

    Ireland (made)

  • Date:

    1791 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Linen damask

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Mary Clive

  • Museum number:

    T.115-1968

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Napkin of linen damask. The centre bears a griffin crest, and the remainder of the field contains scattered flower sprigs. The border consists of a meandering flower stem from which hangs in loops a cord which ends in small tassels at the corners of the cloth. The cloth is embroidered in blue cross-stitch with 'EBC / 91'. The linen is woven in a satin of 8.

Place of Origin

Ireland (made)

Date

1791 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Linen damask

Marks and inscriptions

'EBC / 91'
Embroidered in blue cross-stitch, for E. B. Clive who married in 1790 and died in 1845.

Dimensions

Length: 39 in, Width: 30 in

Descriptive line

Napkin of linen damask, Ireland, 1791

Categories

Textiles; Tableware & cutlery

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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