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Jacobite garter

  • Object:

    Garter

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1745 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Miss Evelyn Cooke

  • Museum number:

    T.121-1931

  • Gallery location:

    On display in the Scottish Design Galleries, V&A Dundee

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.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1745 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silk

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.

Dimensions

Length: 46.25 in, Width: 1.25 in, Length: 119 cm, Height: 3.3 cm

Historical context note

'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).

Descriptive line

Jacobite garter of woven silk, inscribed with a message of support for Charles Edward Stuart. England, ca. 1745

Categories

Textiles; Accessories; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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