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  • Place of origin:

    Bad Säckingen (printed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1871 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Winkel, J (designer)
    Berberich & Co. (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Plate-printed cotton

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Commemorative handkerchief of plate-printed cotton. The narrow undecorated border is red. The design is printed in black on undyed cotton and shows 53 pictures of the Holy Roman Emperors. The central and largest being the portrait of Wilhelm I King of Prussia. Not hemmed along the top and bottom edges.

Place of Origin

Bad Säckingen (printed)


ca. 1871 (made)


Winkel, J (designer)
Berberich & Co. (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Plate-printed cotton


Length: 25 in, Length: 63 cm, Width: 25.75 in selvedge to selvedge, Width: 65 cm selvedge to selvedge

Object history note

Registered File number 1992/202.
Transferred from PDP in 1964, formerly numbered 25242.

Wilhelm I King of Prussia in the centre was crowned German Emperor in 1871 at the close of the Franco-Prussian War. This illustrious lineage must have been designed to add weight to his claim to the throne of a united Germany.

Descriptive line

Commemorative handkerchief of plate-printed cotton, designed by J. Winkel, printed by Berberich & Co., Bad Säckingen, ca. 1871


Cotton (textile)



Subjects depicted

Emperors; Kings (people); Portraits


Textiles; Prints


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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