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Object Name: Sample card
Date: 1850-1900
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Medium: Paper, silk
Dimensions: Overall: 28 3/8 x 10 3/4 in. ( 72.1 x 27.3 cm )
Place made, probably: Asia, China, Guangzhou
Description: Vertical rectangular paper sample card of 18 designs embroidered in various colors of silk floss onto various colors of figured silk swatches with vermicelli patterning; card with pointed sloping top and straight sides and bottom, reverse covered in blue silk; stock number framed across top of each swatch, five rows of designs, each row with blue block-printed floral motif border.
Object Number: INV.12031
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Marks: printed: top center, in red: "B Y / No. 2"