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Tudor Flower Motif

British formal flower motif outlined in chain-stitched metal thread, on linen. Blackwork fillings in silk in several patterns have become worn in places. The motif has been cut out of background and mounted on modern linen. About half the metal thread embroidery is modern restoration. Shows influence of formal Sanish design. Much of the outline is restoration and has been remounted. This work may have been carried out in J&P Coats studio. Another identical and two related motifs, donated to the NDS by John Jacoby are in the Embroiderers' Guild Collection (EG 206). Originally they may have been part of a cover for a long cushion.

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Collection of 31 pottery fragments

Group of 31 glazed and gilded pottery fragments from Persia/Egypt/Syria. Includes imagery of ornamental designs, figures, animals, and Arabic/Cufic lettering. May have been collected and given to the school by William Matthew Flinders Petrie in the early 20th century. Likely brought to the Glasgow School of Art to be used as teaching aids.

1) (NMC/1633A) Fragment of a dish or bowl. Cream glaze on the recto with a yellow/gold hand-painted figure on a horse surrounded by patterns. Metallic/mineral shine. Pale green glaze on the outside.

2) (NMC/1633B) Triangular shaped fragment with cream glaze with yellow/gold hand-painted design on recto.

3) (NMC/1633C) Fragment of what might be a cross. Turquoise glaze with red hand-painted designs and gold leaf. Embossed leaf pattern on recto.

4) (NMC/1633D) Fragment of hanging wall plate or dish. Metal hook for wall hanging is still attached. Made of red clay. Cream glaze with earthy brown and dark brown paint on recto. Inscription of what is possibly Arabic word(s) on recto.

5) (NMC/1633E) Circular shaped fragment of hanging wall plate or dish. Made of red clay. Deep green glaze with dark brown hand-painted design. Label on bottom - 'Egypt 13-15th C.

6) (NMC/1633F) Fragment of wall hanging bowl or dish. Yellow/gold glaze on recto with hand-painted light brown swirl pattern.

7) (NMC/1633G) Fragment from what might be a tile. Hand-painted flower and petal shapes in blue, black, yellow, and turquoise paint. '85' and 'SHAH ISF' handwritten on verso. Shah (Persian) is a title given to the emperors/kings and lords of Iran.

8) 4 small glazed and hand-painted fragments.

a) (NMC/1633H) Turquoise glaze on both sides. Blue, black, brown and white hand-painted figure on recto with some gold leaf.

b) (NMC/1633I) Turquoise glaze and hand-painted black band with white Arabic inscription.

c) (NMC/1633J) 1st piece of rim fragment with cream glaze and band of blue, light turquoise, and red/brown paint on recto. Small band of blue paint on verso.

d) (NMC/1633K) 2nd piece of rim fragment with cream glaze and band of blue, light turquoise, and red/brown paint on recto. Band of blue paint on verso.

9) 4 small glazed and hand-painted fragments.

a) (NMC/1633L) Rim fragment with cream, blue, and black paint with hand-painted band on recto. Hand-painted blue and black bands on verso with metallic/mineral shine.

b) (NMC/1633M) Fragment with aqua green glaze over embossed pattern on recto. '24' handwritten on verso.

c) (NMC/1633N) Fragment with blue glaze on recto and cream glaze with brown/gold hand-painted pattern on verso. Handwritten letters on one edge - possibly 'C S RAZ.'

d) (NMC/1633O) Rim fragment with cream glaze and dark blue, red, turquoise, and gold hand-painted pattern on recto. Cream glaze with hand-painted red band and black arabic inscription on verso.

10) 4 glazed and hand-painted fragments.

a) (NMC/1633P) Rim fragment with cream glaze and yellow/gold hand-painted design on recto. Gold hand-painted patterns with figure on verso. Possibly small handwritten letters on an edge.

b) (NMC/1633Q) Fragment with cream glaze and light yellow/gold hand-painted patterens and figures riding horses on recto. Cream glaze with brown hand-painted designs on verso.

c) (NMC/1633R) Small fragment with cream glaze and yellow/gold, blue, and red hand-painted designs with gold leaf on recto.

d) (NMC/1633S) Fragment of dish or plate. Cream glaze with dark blue, turquoise, black, red, hand-painted figures and animal on recto with some gold leaf. Cream glaze with turquoise, blue, and red hand-painted figures on verso with some gold leaf. One large crack down the center.

11) 2 glazed and hand-painted fragments.

a) (NMC/1633T) Rim fragment from dish or plate. Cream glaze with yellow/gold hand-painted pattern with crown on recto. Small area of cream glaze and red/brown section of hand-painted band on verso.

b) (NMC/1633U) Rim fragment from dish or plate. Hand-painted black Arabic writing on recto. 'GOMBAZ KAOUE near Persepolis' handwritten on verso. Persepolis is a city in Iran.

12) 3 glazed and hand-painted fragments.

a) (NMC/1633V) Slightly curved fragment with blue glaze and dark green hand-painted design and bands on recto. Blue glaze with dark green hand-painted Arabic writing and a green band on verso.

b) (NMC/1633W) Small fragment with cream glaze and gold hand-painted face on recto. Blue glaze with faint green hand-painted pattern on verso.

c) (NMC/1633X) Slightly curved fragment with pastel blue glaze on recto and verso.

13) 2 glazed and hand-painted fragments.

a) (NMC/1633Y) Rim fragment with cream glaze and blue, turquoise, red, and dark brown hand-painted patterns on recto. '15 SAVEH' and '15' handwritten on verso. Saveh is a city in Iran.

b) (NMC/1633Z) Rim fragment with green/brown glaze with dark blue hand-painted desgin on recto. Dark blue glaze on verso.

14) 4 small glazed and hand-painted fragments

a) (NMC/1633AA) Rim fragment with cream glaze and blue and black hand-painted band on recto. Cream glaze with hand-painted black band with what might be Arabic writing on verso.

b) (NMC/1633BB) Small fragment with raised blue hand-painted pattern. 'SAVEH 11' handwritten on verso. Saveh is a city in Iran.

c) (NMC/1633CC) Small rim fragment with cream glaze, blue and red hand-painted design, and pale blue band on recto. Small area of a blue band on verso.

d) (NMC/1633DD) Triangluar shaped mosaic/arrow tile. Blue, red, and white hand-painted pattern on recto.

15) (NMC/1633EE)Turquoise glazed fragment from possibly a dish or bowl with a handle. A face is hand-painted in black on the handle. Figures and designs hand-painted in black, brown, beige and red with gold leaf on the inside. Black pattern hand-painted on the outer edge.

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Stump-work Picture

British. Shows two royal personages in 17th century costume. Figures and animal motifs are padded, and flower petals and clothing are worked in detached buttonhole stitch. Dated 1652 with a monograph at the man's feet in small pearls.

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Sampler

British. Long linen sampler worked in coloured silks in decorative bands including alphabets, geometric patterns and flower motifs in large variety of stitches. Signed 'A.B.' or 'R.B.' 1669. The originally bright colours can be seen on the back, but the front is faded.

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Apron

Portuguese. Part of peasant costume. Closely woven in red wool on white warp. Geometric design in bright colours in loom embroidery - extra weft pulled up in loops on the surface Yellow braid waistband, and pink braid edges.

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Belt with Purse and Pincushion

British. Plaited green silk belt with silver fastening. Purse and pincushion are tapestry woven in silks and metal thread, and are attached to belt with plaited cords. Purse has drawstring fastening finished with woven tassels made over wooden beads. Purse has floral design and pincushion features a small bird.

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Panel

Italian. Worked on fine corded cream silk in metal threads and floss silk in graduations of tones of green and pink. Shows influence of Oriental design. Some areas have been unpicked and the background has shredded in places.

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Sleeve Band

Chinese. From a jacket. Yellow silk ground almost entirely covered with embroidered pattern inspired by waves and sea spray. Use of shading copied by European embroideries in the 18th century.

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Apron

British. Floral design embroidered on green taffeta in silks and gold thread. Satin stitch and variety of fillings used. Background has shredded in places and has been backed on net.

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Apron

British. Scallop-edged cream taffeta apron. Silk and metal threads. Symmetrical floral design incorporating metal thread areas padded with cord. Extensive use of pearl and sequins. Framed.

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Quilt

British. Exotic flower and bird motifs in bright colours chain stitched on linen. Several motifs recur in different colours. Influenced by imported painted cottons from Far East.

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Chair seat

British. Jacobean design chain-stitch throughout, in coloured wools on linen. Extensive use of shading. Embroidery in good condition but background is worn and has been mounted on a backing.

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Georgian Waistcoat

English. Fine white corded silk waistcoat with floral border incorporating the rose, thistle and shamrock. Pockets have embroidered flaps. Part of the spotted background has been unpicked. Shows influence of Chinese embroideries. This item was damaged in the fire in GSA's Mackintosh Building on 23rd May 2014. Textile conservation was completed in 2019.

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Georgian Waistcoat

British. Floral border design continues round high collar and pocket flaps. Remainder of waistcoat has all-over sprig design. Buttons are embroidered. Fine satin stitch embroidery shows Chinese influence. Used to be framed.

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Sampler

British. Long linen sampler embroidered almost entirely in cross-stitch. Bands of formal pattern and alphabets at the top. To each side of the signature "HCW 1780" are initials "MEW 1780" and "IFMS 1780". Lower half is decorated with variety of motifs, biblical characters, birds, trees etc.

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Sampler

British sampler. Cross stitch on fine linen. Signed "IMW 1787". Motifs similar to GB 1694 NDS/GB/17 but smaller scale. Biblical and allegorical figures, birds, plants and formal garden motifs.

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Pole Screen Panel

British. Brighly coloured wool embroidery on tapestry woven background which is striped at the base to form part of the design. Flowering urn design with birds. From an early 18th century tripod walnut pole screen destroyed in London during the war.

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