Item NMC/1542 - Tea cosy

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Tea cosy


  • 1880s (Creation)

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This padded and lined tea cosy was made by a Miss Robertson and features an intricate butterfly and leaf design with embroidery, applique and beadwork.

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This material has been appraised in line with Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections standard procedures.


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(fl c1880s)

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This padded red velvet teapot cosy is lined with purple silk and is made with a variety of needlework techniques. It is made with applique and features butterfly and leaf motifs in cream, green, blue, orange and red colours. It is made with silk and metal threads in feather, blanket and straight stitches with french knots and sequins. It also incorporates a number of intricately arranged beads, buttons and gems.

Dimensions: 290 x 240  mm

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