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Napkins

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1897 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Capper and Sons (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven linen damask

  • Museum number:

    T.509:2-2002

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Central design of St. George killing the dragon with surrounding inscription 'Victoria Regina Dei Gratia 1837' and 'Victoria Imperatrice 1897'. Four symbols of the continents America, Africa, Europe and Asia surround the central motif. Each continent is represented by figures from the continents plus appropriate animals, including an elephant for Africa and a bull for Europe. The deep border design shows the Royal Standard in each corner with trailing foliage representing England (roses, oak leaves), Ireland (shamrocks) and Scotland (thistles). Around the central design of St. George and radiating towards each corner the dates '1837' and '1897' alternate.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1897 (made)

Artist/maker

Capper and Sons (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Woven linen damask

Marks and inscriptions

'Capper & Sons Coy. Registered Design'.
Design registration; Inscribed

Dimensions

Length: 138.5 cm Whole piece, Width: 68.5 cm Whole piece, Length: 68.5 cm Each napkin, Width: 68.5 cm Each napkin

Object history note

The seller is a dealer in linen damask at Greenwich market.

Historical significance: Made for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee

Descriptive line

Two white linen damask napkins in one piece, uncut from roll.

Materials

Linen; Damask

Techniques

Weaving

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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