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cap 2003.108

Object Name: cap & nightcap

Date: 1680-1720

Accession Number: 2003.108
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • linen
  • silk
  • silver thread
  • lace
  • embroidering

Linen cap, embroidered over entire surface with yellow silk and coloured silks. Cut in four sections, each embroidered with a large floral spray in coloured silks in satin and stem stitch, petals embroidered in red, salmon pink and cream, leaves shaded in green, light green and yellow, central veins of leaves in silver strip; base of each flower couched in silver thread; background embroidered with yellow silk in split-stitch; lined with blue silk, blue silk turned-back brim (flush with cap), turned up more at centre front edged with silver bobbin lace, blue ribbon drawstring at bottom edge; button, latticed in silver strip, at top of crown.


Type: Whole
Height: 19 cm

Type: Circumference
Height: 60