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Jacobite garter

Garter
ca. 1745 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Garter of woven silk inscribed 'OUR PRINCE IS BRAVE OUR CAUSE IS JUST'. At each end is a chequer pattern in green, blue, yellow, orange and white.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Silk
Brief Description
Jacobite garter of woven silk, inscribed with a message of support for Charles Edward Stuart. England, ca. 1745
Physical Description
Garter of woven silk inscribed 'OUR PRINCE IS BRAVE OUR CAUSE IS JUST'. At each end is a chequer pattern in green, blue, yellow, orange and white.
Dimensions
  • Length: 46.25in
  • Width: 1.25in
  • Length: 119cm
  • Height: 3.3cm
Marks and Inscriptions
'OUR PRINCE IS BRAVE OUR CAUSE IS JUST' (Inscribed in white on a blue ground, and the words are separated by parallel yellow and orange stripes.)
Credit line
Bequeathed by Miss Evelyn Cooke
Historical context
'The Manchester Magazine', 30 December 1746 : "Several looms have lately been employed to furnish watch strings and garters with this elegant motto God preserve PC and down with the Rump"; and 'Gentleman's Magazine' 1748 p.461 (essay on garters) : " ...not to be daubed with plaid and crammed with treason. I was creditably informed that garters of this sort were first introduced in the late rebellion by some female aid de camps [sic]". quoted in M. Darby, 'Jacobite Garters', Victoria & Albert Museum Bulletin, vol. 2, no. 4, October 1966, pp. 157-163).
Bibliographic Reference
Collection
Accession Number
T.121-1931

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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