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Handkerchief

1937 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Block printed silk chiffon
Brief Description
Handkerchief, coronation of George VI & Elizabeth, retailed by Liberty & Co. Ltd, London, 1937
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.
Dimensions
  • Length: 48cm
  • Width: 48cm
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)
Credit line
Given by Liberty & Co.
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession Number
T.275-1976

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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