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  • Date:

    ca. 1700 (made)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Major and Mrs Broughton

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

In the centre part of the chalice veil is the Virgin Mary's monogram (AVE MARIA), surmounted by a crown, and with a Sacred Hearth of Jesus beneath it.


ca. 1700 (made)

Object history note

These religious textiles were donated as part of a large donation of late 19th and early 20th century garments and accessories (with a few historical textiles, such as this) in 1972. Their provenance is not known, but they may have been acquired by the Huttleston Rogers family as examples of historical embroidery, or have been passed down through the Broughton family.

The donor, Major Ailwyn Broughton, is the grandson of Cara Broughton, née Cara Leland Huttleston Rogers (1867-1939), who married Urban Hanlon Broughton (1857-1929) in 1895. As Urban H. Broughton died before he could be elevated to a peerage, their eldest son Urban H.R. Broughton (1896-1966) became 1st Baron Fairhaven of Lode on 20 March 1929, while Cara became 1st Lady Fairhaven. This barony became extinct on Urban H.R.Broughton's death, but a later barony, Baron Fairhaven of Anglesey Abbey, co. Cambridge, was granted to him in 1961, with a remainder to his brother, Henry (1900-1973), to enable this title to continue after his death without male heirs. Henry's son, Ailwyn became Lord Fairhaven following his father's death.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Chalice veil published in: Pauline Johnstone, High Fashion in the Church. The Place of Church Vestments in the History of Art From the Ninth to the Nineteenth Century, Maney, Leeds, 2002, pp. 97 - 98, fig. p. 97.


Ecclesiastical textiles; Embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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