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Handkerchief

  • Place of origin:

    London (retailed)

  • Date:

    1937 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Liberty & Co. Ltd. (retailer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Block printed silk chiffon

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Liberty & Co.

  • Museum number:

    T.275-1976

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Handkerchief of block printed silk chiffon commemorating the coronation of George VI and Queen Elizabeth in May 1937. It has a paisley pattern in red, green, yellow, blue and black. A central scrolled cartouche bears an inscription and their monograms. The handkerchief is machine hemmed.

Place of Origin

London (retailed)

Date

1937 (made)

Artist/maker

Liberty & Co. Ltd. (retailer)

Materials and Techniques

Block printed silk chiffon

Marks and inscriptions

'CORONATION OF THEIR MAJESTIES KING GEORGE VI AND QUEEN ELIZABETH. MAY 12 1937'
Central inscription

'GR'
Monogram

'ER'
Monogram

'LIBERTY MADE IN ENGLAND'
Woven label

Dimensions

Length: 48 cm, Width: 48 cm

Descriptive line

Handkerchief, coronation of George VI & Elizabeth, retailed by Liberty & Co. Ltd, London, 1937

Materials

Silk (textile)

Categories

Accessories; Textiles; Fashion; Clothing; Royalty; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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