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Picture

1862 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Picture made of woven silk ribbon commemorating the International Exhibition of 1862. Brocaded with the Royal Arms of England encircled by the Garter supported by the lion and the unicorn, surmounted by a helm with the crown and lion crest, and based on the scroll with the motto 'DIEU ET MON DROIT'. The colours are yellow, blue and red with shading in brown and black, and touches of purple and green. On the crest and on the flowers, rose, thistle and shamrock which spring from the scroll bears the motto 'LONDON International Exhibition 1862' while below that is a garland of flowers woven in orange, black and white silk above the name of the designer.


Object details
Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Woven silk ribbon
Brief description
Picture made of woven silk ribbon, made by Wahl & Socin, Basel, 1862
Physical description
Picture made of woven silk ribbon commemorating the International Exhibition of 1862. Brocaded with the Royal Arms of England encircled by the Garter supported by the lion and the unicorn, surmounted by a helm with the crown and lion crest, and based on the scroll with the motto 'DIEU ET MON DROIT'. The colours are yellow, blue and red with shading in brown and black, and touches of purple and green. On the crest and on the flowers, rose, thistle and shamrock which spring from the scroll bears the motto 'LONDON International Exhibition 1862' while below that is a garland of flowers woven in orange, black and white silk above the name of the designer.
Dimensions
  • Length: 7.75in
  • Width: 5.375in
Marks and inscriptions
  • 'LONDON / International Exhibition / 1862 [flowers] / S. Lotz' (Woven in black)
  • 'DIEU ET MON DROIT' (On the scroll of the Royal Arms)
  • 'WAHL & SOCIN, Machinists, Basel' (Woven on the ribbon hem)
Credit line
Given by Mrs D. McGregor
Production
Possibly designed by S. Lotz.
Collection
Accession number
T.237-1967

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Record createdJune 24, 2009
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