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Cane handle in the form of a fish, porcelain painted in enamels, Saint-Cloud porcelain factory, France, about 1730-1760. Cane handle in the form of a fish, porcelain painted in enamels.  Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels.Cane handle in the form of a fish, porcelain painted in enamels, Saint-Cloud porcelain factory, France, about 1730-1760. Cane handle in the form of a fish, porcelain painted in enamels.  Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels.
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Cane handle, porcelain, the terminal painted as a goat's head, probably Mennecy porcelain factory, France, about 1735-1745. Porcelain cane handle, the terminal painted as a goat's head.  Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels.Cane handle, porcelain, the terminal painted as a goat's head, probably Mennecy porcelain factory, France, about 1735-1745. Porcelain cane handle, the terminal painted as a goat's head.  Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels.
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Porcelain cane handle, painted in underglaze blue, made by Saint-Cloud porcelain factory, France, about 1700-1750. Porcelain cane handle with lobed bulbous knop, painted with formal ornament and the end with a cut sprig in underglaze blue.  Soft-paste porcelain, painted in underglaze blue.Porcelain cane handle, painted in underglaze blue, made by Saint-Cloud porcelain factory, France, about 1700-1750. Porcelain cane handle with lobed bulbous knop, painted with formal ornament and the end with a cut sprig in underglaze blue.  Soft-paste porcelain, painted in underglaze blue.
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Ski outfit of gabardine lined with satin, made in Great Britain, ca. 1922.   Ski outfit of gabardine lined with satin, made in Great Britain, ca. 1922.   
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Wooden fashion doll with costume and accessories, England, 1755-1760.   Wooden fashion doll with costume and accessories, England, 1755-1760.   
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Pair of toy gloves of plaited silk and metal thread sewn and embroidered, made by Martha Edlin, England, ca. 1670.  Plaited silk and metal thread sewn and embroidered;; Pair of toy gloves of plaited silk and metal thread sewn and embroidered, made by Martha Edlin, England, ca. 1670.  Plaited silk and metal thread sewn and embroidered;; 
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Printed silk head scarf, made in Great Britain, 1950s.  Silk square head scarf printed with advertising slogans and brand names such as Haig's Scotch Whisky and Butlin's in bright colours on a white ground. Printed silk. Printed silk head scarf, made in Great Britain, 1950s.  Silk square head scarf printed with advertising slogans and brand names such as Haig's Scotch Whisky and Butlin's in bright colours on a white ground. Printed silk. 
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Horn ,with a verre eglomisé plaque behind glass, Salzburg, ca.1650-1700. Double-sided pendant made of horn. Set in the front behind glass is a verre eglomisé (reverse painted glass) plaque, depicting the Virgin Mary. Set into the back are small relics and pieces of paschal candle, labelled Santa Martyr (martyr saint) and Agnus Dei (lamb of God).  Horn ,with a verre eglomisé plaque behind glass.Horn ,with a verre eglomisé plaque behind glass, Salzburg, ca.1650-1700. Double-sided pendant made of horn. Set in the front behind glass is a verre eglomisé (reverse painted glass) plaque, depicting the Virgin Mary. Set into the back are small relics and pieces of paschal candle, labelled "Santa Martyr" (martyr saint) and "Agnus Dei" (lamb of God).  Horn ,with a verre eglomisé plaque behind glass.
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Orphrey of a chasuble in the form of a cross, linen embroidered with coloured silks and gilt thread, depicting the Crucifixion, made in Germany, 1485-1500. Orphrey of a chasuble in the form of a cross, made for the court of Henry VII, linen embroidered with coloured silks and gold and silver gilt thread, depicting the Crucifixion.  Linen embroidered with silk, gold and silver gilt thread.Orphrey of a chasuble in the form of a cross, linen embroidered with coloured silks and gilt thread, depicting the Crucifixion, made in Germany, 1485-1500. Orphrey of a chasuble in the form of a cross, made for the court of Henry VII, linen embroidered with coloured silks and gold and silver gilt thread, depicting the Crucifixion.  Linen embroidered with silk, gold and silver gilt thread.
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Bag of beads netted on linen thread, and silk linings, England, 1625-1650. Small flat bag of coloured beads netted on a foundation of thick linen thread, and patterned with bird and flowers and inscribed 'IN HOP ME HART DOTH REST'. With brown, green, white, yellow and blue beads. Lined with chamois leather. Above the beadwork is a band of material of green silk covered with a pale pink silk. There is also a pink satin lining and pink ribbon handles. The pink silk and satin are probably later additions.  Threaded linen and beads, lined with leather and silk.Bag of beads netted on linen thread, and silk linings, England, 1625-1650. Small flat bag of coloured beads netted on a foundation of thick linen thread, and patterned with bird and flowers and inscribed 'IN HOP ME HART DOTH REST'. With brown, green, white, yellow and blue beads. Lined with chamois leather. Above the beadwork is a band of material of green silk covered with a pale pink silk. There is also a pink satin lining and pink ribbon handles. The pink silk and satin are probably later additions.  Threaded linen and beads, lined with leather and silk.
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Small drawstring purse, made in England, 18th century. Small drawstring purse with pink silk lining covered with polychrome silk bobbin lace and bound with pink silk ribbon. The lace is worked with flower motifs on a net ground - the flowers and leaves are the same colour (pink, cream, blue and green) and the same design on each side but the net one side is green and one side is pink.  Silk bobbin lace with plain woven silk lining and silk ribbon.Small drawstring purse, made in England, 18th century. Small drawstring purse with pink silk lining covered with polychrome silk bobbin lace and bound with pink silk ribbon. The lace is worked with flower motifs on a net ground - the flowers and leaves are the same colour (pink, cream, blue and green) and the same design on each side but the net one side is green and one side is pink.  Silk bobbin lace with plain woven silk lining and silk ribbon.
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M or F, linen, British 1630-1650.   M or F, linen, British 1630-1650.   
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Fustian embroidered with silver thread, F, British 1630-1640.   Fustian embroidered with silver thread, F, British 1630-1640.   
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Fashionably dressed wooden doll known as 'The Old Pretender Doll', made in England in about 1680.   Fashionably dressed wooden doll known as 'The Old Pretender Doll', made in England in about 1680.   
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Man's jacket, silver-grey woollen single breasted suit, made by Keith Mallinson, Rotherham, England, 1975  part of man's Northern Soul outfit, UK, 1975.   Man's jacket, silver-grey woollen single breasted suit, made by Keith Mallinson, Rotherham, England, 1975 part of man's Northern Soul outfit, UK, 1975.   
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Man's coat, navy wool with satin lapels, British, 1930-1939. Man's coat, navy wool with satin lapels. Wool and satin. Man's coat, navy wool with satin lapels, British, 1930-1939. Man's coat, navy wool with satin lapels. Wool and satin. 
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Man's waistcoat, blue/grey pinstripe wool, Great Britain, 1930-1939. Blue/grey pinstripe wool waistcoat. Wool. Man's waistcoat, blue/grey pinstripe wool, Great Britain, 1930-1939. Blue/grey pinstripe wool waistcoat. Wool. 
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Pair of men's shoes, leather with blue wool uppers, British, 1900-1910.   Pair of men's shoes, leather with blue wool uppers, British, 1900-1910.   
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Man's coat, brown wool gabardine with a fur fabric collar, British, 1965-69. Man's coat of brown wool gabardine with fake fur collar. Wool gabardine and fake fur. Man's coat, brown wool gabardine with a fur fabric collar, British, 1965-69. Man's coat of brown wool gabardine with fake fur collar. Wool gabardine and fake fur. 
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Man's coat, green wool with velvet collar, Cordings, British, 1996.   Man's coat, green wool with velvet collar, Cordings, British, 1996.   
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Man's coat, green check tweed with raglan sleeves, probably British, 1938-1940. Man's coat of green check tweed with raglan sleeves. Wool tweed. Man's coat, green check tweed with raglan sleeves, probably British, 1938-1940. Man's coat of green check tweed with raglan sleeves. Wool tweed. 
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Lady Florence PadgetLady Florence Padget
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Pins and GlovesPins and Gloves
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Pin StripePin Stripe
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Ripped SilkRipped Silk
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String StripeString Stripe
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Hairpin, carved ivory surmounted by the crowned figure of a lion, North Italy, 14th century. Carved ivory hairpin surmounted by the crowned figure of a crouching lion.  Carved ivory.Hairpin, carved ivory surmounted by the crowned figure of a lion, North Italy, 14th century. Carved ivory hairpin surmounted by the crowned figure of a crouching lion.  Carved ivory.
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Petticoat, knitted in ivory wool, possibly Dutch, 1700-1750. The petticoat is in the form of a very wide, short cylinder of continuous knitting with a non-repeating pattern of a wide variety of animals, birds, insects and plants and one human figure. Knit continuously without seams with all devices made of knit and purl stitches or combinations of the two, with eyelets for the eyes against a ground of stocking stitch. Approximately 2,650 stitches were cast on and worked in a gauge of twenty-two stitches per inch.  Hand knitted in two ply wool.Petticoat, knitted in ivory wool, possibly Dutch, 1700-1750. The petticoat is in the form of a very wide, short cylinder of continuous knitting with a non-repeating pattern of a wide variety of animals, birds, insects and plants and one human figure. Knit continuously without seams with all devices made of knit and purl stitches or combinations of the two, with eyelets for the eyes against a ground of stocking stitch. Approximately 2,650 stitches were cast on and worked in a gauge of twenty-two stitches per inch.  Hand knitted in two ply wool.
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Earring, gold, with filigree decoration, set with glass, Lombard Kingdom, about 500-700. Earring, gold, with filigree decoration, set with glass.  Gold filigree.Earring, gold, with filigree decoration, set with glass, Lombard Kingdom, about 500-700. Earring, gold, with filigree decoration, set with glass.  Gold filigree.
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Belt end with leopards flanking a chalice, Byzantine Empire, 400-600, gold embossed and chased. Said to have been found in Malaga. Gold belt end with leopards flanking a chalice.  Gold.Belt end with leopards flanking a chalice, Byzantine Empire, 400-600, gold embossed and chased. Said to have been found in Malaga. Gold belt end with leopards flanking a chalice.  Gold.
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Pair of gold earrings set with gems, Lombard Kingdom, 500-700. Gold set with gems.  Gold set with gems.Pair of gold earrings set with gems, Lombard Kingdom, 500-700. Gold set with gems.  Gold set with gems.
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Silver girdle with medallions. France, probably Paris, about 1520-1620. Silver girdle with medallions showing the Sacred Monogram (IHS) and in Lombardic lettering 'MARIA'.  Silver.Silver girdle with medallions. France, probably Paris, about 1520-1620. Silver girdle with medallions showing the Sacred Monogram (IHS) and in Lombardic lettering 'MARIA'.  Silver.
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Print by Georges Lepape from <font -u>Les choses de Paul Poiret vues par Georges Lepape</font -u> Paris (France), 1911 (limited edition number 261). Three ladies dressed in two fur- trimmed capes and a layered sheath dress.   Print by Georges Lepape from Les choses de Paul Poiret vues par Georges Lepape Paris (France), 1911 (limited edition number 261). Three ladies dressed in two fur- trimmed capes and a layered sheath dress.   
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A waistcoat knit of coral pink and silver-gilt silk, 1630-1700, Italian.   A waistcoat knit of coral pink and silver-gilt silk, 1630-1700, Italian.   
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Jacket for an adult, knitted in white cotton, English, 18th century. A long sleeved jacket of white with a pattern of chevrons along the lower edge, the front edges, the centre back and the inner and outer sleeve, made up of knit, purl and moss stitches. The waist is shaped with gores made by decreases. The back and front are knit in one piece, dividing at the sleeves and knit together at the shoulders. The sleeves are made from stitches from the main body and picked up from the front and back and knit to the wrist. The front edges are bound with a 6mm wide strip of linen.  Hand knit with two-ply white cotton yarn.Jacket for an adult, knitted in white cotton, English, 18th century. A long sleeved jacket of white with a pattern of chevrons along the lower edge, the front edges, the centre back and the inner and outer sleeve, made up of knit, purl and moss stitches. The waist is shaped with gores made by decreases. The back and front are knit in one piece, dividing at the sleeves and knit together at the shoulders. The sleeves are made from stitches from the main body and picked up from the front and back and knit to the wrist. The front edges are bound with a 6mm wide strip of linen.  Hand knit with two-ply white cotton yarn.
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Ribbon, embroidered, ca. 1600, English.   Ribbon, embroidered, ca. 1600, English.   
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Front-lacing stays and busk of watered pink silk, Dutch?, 1660-1680.   Front-lacing stays and busk of watered pink silk, Dutch?, 1660-1680.   
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Red wool stays, back lacing, English 1770-1780. These back-lacing stays of red wool have a high narrow back with a wide curving decolletage and a point in front, about 5 cm below the waistline. The white lacing up the centre front is decorative. The centre front piece is very wide at the top and narrow at the bottom, causing the two side pieces on each side curve round from back to front. There are two back pieces on each side of the lacing, Below the waist there are 19 tabs. The stays are laced through 13 eyelets on each side arranged asymmetrically. The wool backed with either linen or canvas, and stitched with linen thread to form the compartments for strips of whalebone between 4 and 5 mm wide, running vertically and diagonally. The stays are lined with glazed linen and the edges bound with linen twill tape. Plain weave linen tape fastens the shoulders. White silk braid forms the decorative lacing at the front. White silk ribbon covers the seams. There is a centre busk of whalebone about 2 cm wide. Another 2cm strip of whalebone runs horizontally across the upper front edge. Whalebone strips of 1cm reinforce behind the seams. The shoulder straps, each with an eyelet, extend from the front and fasten with tape through an eyelet at each shoulder back.  Wool backed with linen or canvas, stitched with linen thread reinforced with strips of whalebone, lined with glazed linen, bound with linen twill tape, fastened with plain weave linen tapes and decorated with silk braid and silk ribbon.Red wool stays, back lacing, English 1770-1780. These back-lacing stays of red wool have a high narrow back with a wide curving decolletage and a point in front, about 5 cm below the waistline. The white lacing up the centre front is decorative. The centre front piece is very wide at the top and narrow at the bottom, causing the two side pieces on each side curve round from back to front. There are two back pieces on each side of the lacing, Below the waist there are 19 tabs. The stays are laced through 13 eyelets on each side arranged asymmetrically. The wool backed with either linen or canvas, and stitched with linen thread to form the compartments for strips of whalebone between 4 and 5 mm wide, running vertically and diagonally. The stays are lined with glazed linen and the edges bound with linen twill tape. Plain weave linen tape fastens the shoulders. White silk braid forms the decorative lacing at the front. White silk ribbon covers the seams. There is a centre busk of whalebone about 2 cm wide. Another 2cm strip of whalebone runs horizontally across the upper front edge. Whalebone strips of 1cm reinforce behind the seams. The shoulder straps, each with an eyelet, extend from the front and fasten with tape through an eyelet at each shoulder back.  Wool backed with linen or canvas, stitched with linen thread reinforced with strips of whalebone, lined with glazed linen, bound with linen twill tape, fastened with plain weave linen tapes and decorated with silk braid and silk ribbon.
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Reliquary pendant, silver, silver-gilt and enamel, depicting St John the Baptist on the obverse, the lid with St George and the Dragon. France, about 1350-1480. Reliquary pendant, of circular form, silver, silver gilt, enamel. The case with a ribbed frame and a corded wire edging, to which is attatched two suspension hoops above and one below. The hinged lid attached to the frame at the top. The medallion on the obverse decorated with translucent blue and green enamel, and depicts St John the Baptist, wearing a green tunic, his head, arms and legs reserved in plain silver, who points to a medallion of the Agnus Dei, all within a landscape. The lid is decorated with an embossed relief in silver gilt of St George and the Dragon, the kneeling princess at the right, the dragon below, and above the saint's head a motif of rays issuing from the sun, now interrupted by the hinge.  Silver, silver gilt, enamel.Reliquary pendant, silver, silver-gilt and enamel, depicting St John the Baptist on the obverse, the lid with St George and the Dragon. France, about 1350-1480. Reliquary pendant, of circular form, silver, silver gilt, enamel. The case with a ribbed frame and a corded wire edging, to which is attatched two suspension hoops above and one below. The hinged lid attached to the frame at the top. The medallion on the obverse decorated with translucent blue and green enamel, and depicts St John the Baptist, wearing a green tunic, his head, arms and legs reserved in plain silver, who points to a medallion of the Agnus Dei, all within a landscape. The lid is decorated with an embossed relief in silver gilt of St George and the Dragon, the kneeling princess at the right, the dragon below, and above the saint's head a motif of rays issuing from the sun, now interrupted by the hinge.  Silver, silver gilt, enamel.
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Silver-gilt pendant of the Martyrdom of St Barbara, with a crystal bead below, Germany, late 15th century. Pendant, depicts the Martyrdom of St Barbara. The saint kneels before her emblem, the chalice; her father raises a sword to slay her. A crystal bead hangs by a silver ring below. The loop for suspension is shaped as a figure of eight.  Silver-gilt with glass bead.Silver-gilt pendant of the Martyrdom of St Barbara, with a crystal bead below, Germany, late 15th century. Pendant, depicts the Martyrdom of St Barbara. The saint kneels before her emblem, the chalice; her father raises a sword to slay her. A crystal bead hangs by a silver ring below. The loop for suspension is shaped as a figure of eight.  Silver-gilt with glass bead.
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Silver-gilt pendant of the Virgin and Child with a glass and ivory pendant, German, late 15th century. Pendant, cast group of the Virgin and Child with the young St John the Baptist; with an ivory and glass pendant hanging from the base.  Silver-gilt with ivory and glass.Silver-gilt pendant of the Virgin and Child with a glass and ivory pendant, German, late 15th century. Pendant, cast group of the Virgin and Child with the young St John the Baptist; with an ivory and glass pendant hanging from the base.  Silver-gilt with ivory and glass.
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Silver-gilt pendant of the Virgin and Christ, with beads of silver filigree-work and earthenware, German, late 15th - early 16th century. Pendant, the bead of plain silver consists of two filigree-work cones, set with beads. A hoop and ring for the next bead at the top; below, the bead is attached to a silver-gilt pendant of the Virgin lamenting over the dead Christ at the foot of the Cross; a blue earthenware drop-shaped bead hangs below.  Silver and silver-gilt; earthenware and glass.Silver-gilt pendant of the Virgin and Christ, with beads of silver filigree-work and earthenware, German, late 15th - early 16th century. Pendant, the bead of plain silver consists of two filigree-work cones, set with beads. A hoop and ring for the next bead at the top; below, the bead is attached to a silver-gilt pendant of the Virgin lamenting over the dead Christ at the foot of the Cross; a blue earthenware drop-shaped bead hangs below.  Silver and silver-gilt; earthenware and glass.
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Dogali pendant brooch, enamelled gold and a large sapphire intaglio of a battle scene, probably made by Augusto Castellani, 1887-1888, Italy. Jewelled pendant brooch with enamelled gold set with rubies, a pearl, a bevelled diamond and a large sapphire intaglio of a battle scene. Hung with pearls. Applied plaque with the Castellani monogram.  Enamelled gold with pearls, daimond, ruby and a sapphire intaglio.Dogali pendant brooch, enamelled gold and a large sapphire intaglio of a battle scene, probably made by Augusto Castellani, 1887-1888, Italy. Jewelled pendant brooch with enamelled gold set with rubies, a pearl, a bevelled diamond and a large sapphire intaglio of a battle scene. Hung with pearls. Applied plaque with the Castellani monogram.  Enamelled gold with pearls, daimond, ruby and a sapphire intaglio.
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Enamelled gold pendant set with table-cut rubies and emeralds, and hung with pearls, possibly made by the Castellani Firm, probably in Italy (Rome), about 1865. Jewelled Renaissance Revival pendant with brooch fitting. Enamelled gold set with table-cut rubies and emeralds, and hung with pearls.  Gold, enamel, set with rubies, emeralds and pearls.Enamelled gold pendant set with table-cut rubies and emeralds, and hung with pearls, possibly made by the Castellani Firm, probably in Italy (Rome), about 1865. Jewelled Renaissance Revival pendant with brooch fitting. Enamelled gold set with table-cut rubies and emeralds, and hung with pearls.  Gold, enamel, set with rubies, emeralds and pearls.
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Hinged bracelet, gold with filigree and granulation, made by Castellani, Italy, about 1860-80. Etruscan-style bracelet with hinged panels. Applied wire and granulated decoration. Signed with the monogram 'AC' in applied wire, for Alessandro Castellani. Design adapted from 'ancient' bracelets, part of the Campana collection now in the Louvre, Paris. The Louvre bracelets are made of authentic Etruscan a baule earrings of about 600-450 BC hammered flat mixed with modern plaques in the Etruscan style, made into a bracelet in the second half of the nineteenth century.  Gold, hinged panels with applied wire and granulated decoration.Hinged bracelet, gold with filigree and granulation, made by Castellani, Italy, about 1860-80. Etruscan-style bracelet with hinged panels. Applied wire and granulated decoration. Signed with the monogram 'AC' in applied wire, for Alessandro Castellani. Design adapted from 'ancient' bracelets, part of the Campana collection now in the Louvre, Paris. The Louvre bracelets are made of authentic Etruscan a baule earrings of about 600-450 BC hammered flat mixed with modern plaques in the Etruscan style, made into a bracelet in the second half of the nineteenth century.  Gold, hinged panels with applied wire and granulated decoration.
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Silver-gilt pendant depicting the Crucifixion, German, about 1500. The pendant depicts the Crucifixion. A tall composition, set on a rocky base featuring Golgotha, with two skulls and a bone. Christ is shown attached to a tree, with its trunk twisted in formal bands and with lopped boughs; two thieves are crucified to thinner, more naturalistic trees beside him. In front Longinus pierces Christ's side with the lance; Mary (left) and John (right) stand to either side of him, raised on small pedestals. The tree terminates in a hexagonal-shape motif to which is attached a corded ring for suspension. Spear bent and bottom scraped; a hole pierced in the base, perhaps for attachment to a stand.  Cast and engraved silver, partially gilt.Silver-gilt pendant depicting the Crucifixion, German, about 1500. The pendant depicts the Crucifixion. A tall composition, set on a rocky base featuring Golgotha, with two skulls and a bone. Christ is shown attached to a tree, with its trunk twisted in formal bands and with lopped boughs; two thieves are crucified to thinner, more naturalistic trees beside him. In front Longinus pierces Christ's side with the lance; Mary (left) and John (right) stand to either side of him, raised on small pedestals. The tree terminates in a hexagonal-shape motif to which is attached a corded ring for suspension. Spear bent and bottom scraped; a hole pierced in the base, perhaps for attachment to a stand.  Cast and engraved silver, partially gilt.
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Brocaded silk dress fabric, Italy, 1600-1620.   Brocaded silk dress fabric, Italy, 1600-1620.   
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CracowCracow
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Flying DustmenFlying Dustmen
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The Street LocksmithThe Street Locksmith
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The Water-cartThe Water-cart
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Strawberries. All Ripe. All Ripe.Strawberries. All Ripe. All Ripe.
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The Seller of Shell-FishThe Seller of Shell-Fish
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Black JackBlack Jack
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Halfpenny IcesHalfpenny Ices
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The Wall WorkerThe "Wall Worker"
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Tickets, the Card DealerTickets, the Card Dealer
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The Independent Shoe BlackThe Independent Shoe Black
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Silver-gilt pendant of St George and the Dragon, German, mid 16th century. The pendant is cast with St Geroge and the Dragon. The saint is on horseback with sword uplifted in his right hand to strike the dragon beneath his horse's hooves. At the top is a corded ring and at the bottom a small knot pendant.  Silver-gilt.Silver-gilt pendant of St George and the Dragon, German, mid 16th century. The pendant is cast with St Geroge and the Dragon. The saint is on horseback with sword uplifted in his right hand to strike the dragon beneath his horse's hooves. At the top is a corded ring and at the bottom a small knot pendant.  Silver-gilt.
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Proclamation of the Army of July; Proclamation of the Army for ItalyProclamation of the Army of July; Proclamation of the Army for Italy
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Silver and partially gilded medallion pendant, engraved with Christ in the tomb and St George and the Dragon, made in Germany, about 1520-30. Silver and partially gilded medallion pendant of circular form, with a coiled wire frame and suspension loop above. On the obverse a scene of the Resurrection, on the St George and the Dragon.  Silver, engraved and gilded.Silver and partially gilded medallion pendant, engraved with Christ in the tomb and St George and the Dragon, made in Germany, about 1520-30. Silver and partially gilded medallion pendant of circular form, with a coiled wire frame and suspension loop above. On the obverse a scene of the Resurrection, on the St George and the Dragon.  Silver, engraved and gilded.
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Partially gilded silver and verre eglomisé with a painting of the Crucifixion and embossed image of the Annunciation, Germany, 1550-1600. On the obverse is a painting under glass of the Crucifixion; on the reverse is an embossed gold plaque of the Annunciation.  Partially gilded silver and verre eglomisé.Partially gilded silver and verre eglomisé with a painting of the Crucifixion and embossed image of the Annunciation, Germany, 1550-1600. On the obverse is a painting under glass of the Crucifixion; on the reverse is an embossed gold plaque of the Annunciation.  Partially gilded silver and verre eglomisé.
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Necklace, gold with black and white enamel and with inscription on the chain, Italian, ca. 1540. The chain is composed of eight groups of seven and one group of ten rosette shaped links enamelled in black between cloisons. Plain twisted gold wire links connect the rosettes. Interspaced between the groups of rosette links, are nine rectangular oblong links in gold enamelled white and painted in Roman capitals UBI AMOR IBI FIDES.  Gold, enamelled in black and white.Necklace, gold with black and white enamel and with inscription on the chain, Italian, ca. 1540. The chain is composed of eight groups of seven and one group of ten rosette shaped links enamelled in black between cloisons. Plain twisted gold wire links connect the rosettes. Interspaced between the groups of rosette links, are nine rectangular oblong links in gold enamelled white and painted in Roman capitals UBI AMOR IBI FIDES.  Gold, enamelled in black and white.
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Pair of bracelets, decorated with the Sacred Monogram and inscribed in enamel, North European, ca. 1600. Pair of bracelets, the clasps are decorated with the Sacred Monogram (IHS) in enamel and inscribed 'IASMVPL'.  Gold, enamelled.Pair of bracelets, decorated with the Sacred Monogram and inscribed in enamel, North European, ca. 1600. Pair of bracelets, the clasps are decorated with the Sacred Monogram (IHS) in enamel and inscribed 'IASMVPL'.  Gold, enamelled.
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Hexagonal brooch of gold and platinum, its geometric framework containing a swirling mass of fine platinum wire decorated with granules of gold.  Gold and platinum wire. Hexagonal brooch of gold and platinum, its geometric framework containing a swirling mass of fine platinum wire decorated with granules of gold.  Gold and platinum wire. 
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Silver and enamel necklace set with pearls, designed by Archibald Knox, made W.H. Haseler, Birmingham about 1902. A gold necklace consisting of eight delicate plaques of Celtic inspiration, each set with either an opal or blister pearl and connected by two strands of fine gold chain.  Gold set with pearl and opal.Silver and enamel necklace set with pearls, designed by Archibald Knox, made W.H. Haseler, Birmingham about 1902. A gold necklace consisting of eight delicate plaques of Celtic inspiration, each set with either an opal or blister pearl and connected by two strands of fine gold chain.  Gold set with pearl and opal.
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Pendant of gold and silver, set with rubies, chrysoprases, sapphires, aquamarines and opals, designed and made by John Paul Cooper, Birmingham, 1906. The pendant consists of a madonna and child within a jewelled niche, which hangs within an circular wire frame decorated with stars. A further small circular pendant and drop hang below, while above a dove descends between the two chains that connect the suspension loop.  Hand-worked silver and gold with rubies, aquamarines, sapphires, opals and chrysoprases.Pendant of gold and silver, set with rubies, chrysoprases, sapphires, aquamarines and opals, designed and made by John Paul Cooper, Birmingham, 1906. The pendant consists of a madonna and child within a jewelled niche, which hangs within an circular wire frame decorated with stars. A further small circular pendant and drop hang below, while above a dove descends between the two chains that connect the suspension loop.  Hand-worked silver and gold with rubies, aquamarines, sapphires, opals and chrysoprases.
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Parasol handle of carved ivory, the figure of Cupid under the curved handle of acanthus leaf design, signed and dated by Jean Norest, France, 1859. Carved ivory parasol handle, with an acanthus leaf design containing under the curve of the handle a standing Cupid holding a bow. From a short circular stem, crowned with an irregular capital formed of acanthus leaves and a volute, rises a scroll carved on the whole length inside with an acanthus leaf; within stands a nude cupid on a short scroll rising from the base of the larger one, he holds a bow in his right hand and supports himself by leaning on the upper extremity of the larger scroll with his left hand which holds an arrow.  Ivory, carved.Parasol handle of carved ivory, the figure of Cupid under the curved handle of acanthus leaf design, signed and dated by Jean Norest, France, 1859. Carved ivory parasol handle, with an acanthus leaf design containing under the curve of the handle a standing Cupid holding a bow. From a short circular stem, crowned with an irregular capital formed of acanthus leaves and a volute, rises a scroll carved on the whole length inside with an acanthus leaf; within stands a nude cupid on a short scroll rising from the base of the larger one, he holds a bow in his right hand and supports himself by leaning on the upper extremity of the larger scroll with his left hand which holds an arrow.  Ivory, carved.
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Linen skirt dress embroidered in silk, made by Maria Papadopoula, Crete, Greece, 1757. Linen skirt dress with a floral border embroidered in blue silk. The name of the embroiderer 'Maria Papadopoula' and the date '1757' are included in the border. A tuck has been put into the garment to shorten it, so it is now skirt length. The shoulder straps are still attached and the bust is gathered. In Cretan feather, fishbone, satin, chain, back, double running and whipped stitches and French knots. Frieze of alternating vases of flowers. Made up of five loom widths of linen and cotton.  Linen and cotton embroidered with silk.Linen skirt dress embroidered in silk, made by Maria Papadopoula, Crete, Greece, 1757. Linen skirt dress with a floral border embroidered in blue silk. The name of the embroiderer 'Maria Papadopoula' and the date '1757' are included in the border. A tuck has been put into the garment to shorten it, so it is now skirt length. The shoulder straps are still attached and the bust is gathered. In Cretan feather, fishbone, satin, chain, back, double running and whipped stitches and French knots. Frieze of alternating vases of flowers. Made up of five loom widths of linen and cotton.  Linen and cotton embroidered with silk.
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Fashion plate, hand-coloured engraving enriched with brocaded silk, ribbon, lace and metal lace, published by Jean Mariette, late 17th-century. Fashion plate, hand coloured engraving with applied brocaded silk, ribbon, lace and metal lace.  Fashion plate, hand-coloured engraving enriched with brocaded silk, ribbon, lace and metal lace, published by Jean Mariette, late 17th-century. Fashion plate, hand coloured engraving with applied brocaded silk, ribbon, lace and metal lace.  
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Fashion plate, hand-coloured engraving enriched with brocaded silk, ribbon, lace and metal lace, published by Antoine Trouvain, late 17th-century. Hand coloured engraving enriched with brocaded silk, ribbon, lace and metal lace.  Fashion plate, hand-coloured engraving enriched with brocaded silk, ribbon, lace and metal lace, published by Antoine Trouvain, late 17th-century. Hand coloured engraving enriched with brocaded silk, ribbon, lace and metal lace.  
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A flat hoop set with six filigree bosses and a plate engraved with the inscription Mazel Tov. The rest is enriched with six openwork bosses and rope ornament. The engraved plate has been added to the ring, seemingly after two bosses were removed, because the shank beneath the plate had been sawn through and then reconnected, Europe, ca. 1800. A flat hoop set with six filigree bosses and a plate engraved with the inscription Mazel Tov. The rest is enriched with six openwork bosses and rope ornament. The engraved plate has been added to the ring, seemingly after two bosses were removed, because the shank beneath the plate had been sawn through and then reconnected.  Gold wire.A flat hoop set with six filigree bosses and a plate engraved with the inscription Mazel Tov. The rest is enriched with six openwork bosses and rope ornament. The engraved plate has been added to the ring, seemingly after two bosses were removed, because the shank beneath the plate had been sawn through and then reconnected, Europe, ca. 1800. A flat hoop set with six filigree bosses and a plate engraved with the inscription Mazel Tov. The rest is enriched with six openwork bosses and rope ornament. The engraved plate has been added to the ring, seemingly after two bosses were removed, because the shank beneath the plate had been sawn through and then reconnected.  Gold wire.
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Band of needle lace made from human hair, England, ca. 1640 - ca. 1680.   Band of needle lace made from human hair, England, ca. 1640 - ca. 1680.   
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Band of needle lace worked in human hair, England, 1625-1675.   Band of needle lace worked in human hair, England, 1625-1675.   
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Full length brown leather dress with diamanté cross, Versace, Italy, ca. 2003.   Full length brown leather dress with diamanté cross, Versace, Italy, ca. 2003.   
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Embroidered workbag in crewel wool on a linen and cotton ground, England, dated 1701 and 1702. Rectangular workbag embroidered in crewel wools in chain stitch on a plain woven linen and cotton ground. Using the full width of the material, it was worked as one long piece then side-seamed by butting and oversewing the selvedges. There is a contemporary linen lining. The embroidered design depicts on one side a central two-handled vase containing meandering stems with large-headed blooms (a carnation and other multi-petalled flowers) in shades of pink, red and brown. The stems and leaves are worked in shades of green and brown. This face of the bag is initialled 'ER.' on either side of the vase and dated '1701'. Two exotic birds are embroidered on either side of the vase and there is a border design on three sides of both front and back showing meandering flowers and leaves in shades of pink, brown, yellow and green. The other side, the back, has a similar floral design to the front, growing out of a shaded hillock. It is dated '1702'. The bag is fastened by means of a drawstring of plaited linen and wools in green and fawn which runs through eyelet slits blanket stitched in green wool. The drawstring is decorated with three tassels made with linen heads decorated and fringed with natural linen and the same coloured wools used in the decorative embroidery. The bottom of the bag is decorated with a larger tassel.  Embroidered in crewel wool on a linen and cotton ground.Embroidered workbag in crewel wool on a linen and cotton ground, England, dated 1701 and 1702. Rectangular workbag embroidered in crewel wools in chain stitch on a plain woven linen and cotton ground. Using the full width of the material, it was worked as one long piece then side-seamed by butting and oversewing the selvedges. There is a contemporary linen lining. The embroidered design depicts on one side a central two-handled vase containing meandering stems with large-headed blooms (a carnation and other multi-petalled flowers) in shades of pink, red and brown. The stems and leaves are worked in shades of green and brown. This face of the bag is initialled 'ER.' on either side of the vase and dated '1701'. Two exotic birds are embroidered on either side of the vase and there is a border design on three sides of both front and back showing meandering flowers and leaves in shades of pink, brown, yellow and green. The other side, the back, has a similar floral design to the front, growing out of a shaded hillock. It is dated '1702'. The bag is fastened by means of a drawstring of plaited linen and wools in green and fawn which runs through eyelet slits blanket stitched in green wool. The drawstring is decorated with three tassels made with linen heads decorated and fringed with natural linen and the same coloured wools used in the decorative embroidery. The bottom of the bag is decorated with a larger tassel.  Embroidered in crewel wool on a linen and cotton ground.
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Boy's school cap of maroon wool; England, 1900-1920.  Boy's eight-gored school cap of maroon wool lined with cream coloured cotton.  The cap is ornamented with hand stitched concentric circles of yellow cotton tape, with part of a band across the peak, and is finished with a bound button at the crown. Wool and cotton, machine stitched and hand stitched. Boy's school cap of maroon wool; England, 1900-1920.  Boy's eight-gored school cap of maroon wool lined with cream coloured cotton. The cap is ornamented with hand stitched concentric circles of yellow cotton tape, with part of a band across the peak, and is finished with a bound button at the crown. Wool and cotton, machine stitched and hand stitched. 
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Child's right shoe of leather, with ankle strap and buckle, slash decorated vamp, England, first half of the 16th century.  Leather and metal (modern thread) Child's right shoe of leather, with ankle strap and buckle, slash decorated vamp, England, first half of the 16th century.  Leather and metal (modern thread) 
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Hinged bracelet, gold with filigree and granulation, made by Castellani, Italy, about 1860-80. Etruscan-style bracelet with hinged panels. Applied wire and granulated decoration. Signed with the monogram 'AC' in applied wire, for Alessandro Castellani. Design adapted from 'ancient' bracelets, part of the Campana collection now in the Louvre, Paris. The Louvre bracelets are made of authentic Etruscan a baule earrings of about 600-450 BC hammered flat mixed with modern plaques in the Etruscan style, made into a bracelet in the second half of the nineteenth century.  Gold, hinged panels with applied wire and granulated decoration.Hinged bracelet, gold with filigree and granulation, made by Castellani, Italy, about 1860-80. Etruscan-style bracelet with hinged panels. Applied wire and granulated decoration. Signed with the monogram 'AC' in applied wire, for Alessandro Castellani. Design adapted from 'ancient' bracelets, part of the Campana collection now in the Louvre, Paris. The Louvre bracelets are made of authentic Etruscan a baule earrings of about 600-450 BC hammered flat mixed with modern plaques in the Etruscan style, made into a bracelet in the second half of the nineteenth century.  Gold, hinged panels with applied wire and granulated decoration.
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Pair of earrings in the shape of a bow with a turquoise drop, gold, pavé-set with Russian turquoises and with rose and brilliant-cut diamonds, England, about 1850-60. Pair of earrings in the shape of a bow with a turquoise drop, gold, pavé-set with turquoises and with rose and brilliant-cut diamonds.  Gold, pavé-set with turquoises and with rose and brilliant-cut diamonds.Pair of earrings in the shape of a bow with a turquoise drop, gold, pavé-set with Russian turquoises and with rose and brilliant-cut diamonds, England, about 1850-60. Pair of earrings in the shape of a bow with a turquoise drop, gold, pavé-set with turquoises and with rose and brilliant-cut diamonds.  Gold, pavé-set with turquoises and with rose and brilliant-cut diamonds.
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Left leather shoe with long pointed toe but missing quarters, London, late 14th century. Left leather shoe with long pointed toe (poulaine). Vamp shaped into a point at throat. Quarters missing.  Tanned leather (modern thread and textile).Left leather shoe with long pointed toe but missing quarters, London, late 14th century. Left leather shoe with long pointed toe (poulaine). Vamp shaped into a point at throat. Quarters missing.  Tanned leather (modern thread and textile).
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Child's right leather shoe with full vamp and square toe, London, first half of the 16th century. Right leather shoe for child with full vamp and squared toe. Short vertical slit centrally from throat. Seamless quarters.  Tanned leather (modern thread).Child's right leather shoe with full vamp and square toe, London, first half of the 16th century. Right leather shoe for child with full vamp and squared toe. Short vertical slit centrally from throat. Seamless quarters.  Tanned leather (modern thread).
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Boy's rural smock of beige drabbet, made in England, 1860-1869. Hand-sewn 'round frock' smock of light brown drabbet. The collar and shoulder-straps are embroidered with a simple meandering line, and the box with stylized designs of plants and insects. The gathering, the sleeve tops, and the cuffs are all smocked in feather and bar stitches. There are two side pockets, the lid of each fastening with a button and a stitched buttonhole. The neck fastens at the front with a hook and bar, which are modern additions.  Hand stitched and embroidered drabbet.Boy's rural smock of beige drabbet, made in England, 1860-1869. Hand-sewn 'round frock' smock of light brown drabbet. The collar and shoulder-straps are embroidered with a simple meandering line, and the box with stylized designs of plants and insects. The gathering, the sleeve tops, and the cuffs are all smocked in feather and bar stitches. There are two side pockets, the lid of each fastening with a button and a stitched buttonhole. The neck fastens at the front with a hook and bar, which are modern additions.  Hand stitched and embroidered drabbet.
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Child's left shoe of tanned leather with rounded toe and ankle strap, London, 1450-1550. Left shoe of leather for a child with rounded toe and ankle strap with buckle. Strap goes diagonally over instep. Seamless quarters and thick sole. Has lost its insole. The ankle strap and the strap holding the buckle, are slotted into slits in the leather (the quarters) with the spade-shaped endings of each strap keeping them safely in place.  Tanned leather and metal (modern thread).Child's left shoe of tanned leather with rounded toe and ankle strap, London, 1450-1550. Left shoe of leather for a child with rounded toe and ankle strap with buckle. Strap goes diagonally over instep. Seamless quarters and thick sole. Has lost its insole. The ankle strap and the strap holding the buckle, are slotted into slits in the leather (the quarters) with the spade-shaped endings of each strap keeping them safely in place.  Tanned leather and metal (modern thread).
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Left shoe of leather with round toe and open side, remains of latchet fastening over tongue, London, ca. 1600. Left shoe of leather with round toe and open side. Only one latchet (left side) is remaining, originally tied over tongue (parts missing).  Tanned leather (modern thread).Left shoe of leather with round toe and open side, remains of latchet fastening over tongue, London, ca. 1600. Left shoe of leather with round toe and open side. Only one latchet (left side) is remaining, originally tied over tongue (parts missing).  Tanned leather (modern thread).
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Leather overshoe with pointy toe and remains of heel and ankle strap.  Tanned leather and buckle (modern thread) Leather overshoe with pointy toe and remains of heel and ankle strap.  Tanned leather and buckle (modern thread) 
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Child's left shoe with eared toe and cut across the vamp but missing leather bead insertion, England, 1530s.  Tanned leather and metal (modern thread) Child's left shoe with eared toe and cut across the vamp but missing leather bead insertion, England, 1530s.  Tanned leather and metal (modern thread) 
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Pendant-brooch in the form of a peacock, designed by C.R. Ashbee and made by the Guild of Handicraft, ca 1900. Brooch in the form of a peacock, its blister pearl and diamond-set tail rising in a 'V' behind its body which is also set with a blister pearl. It has a garnet eye and the crest on its head is of diamonds. The bird stands on a spherical pearl, above a brilliant-cut diamond and blister pearl drop.  Silver and gold with blister pearl, garnet and brilliant-cut diamond.Pendant-brooch in the form of a peacock, designed by C.R. Ashbee and made by the Guild of Handicraft, ca 1900. Brooch in the form of a peacock, its blister pearl and diamond-set tail rising in a 'V' behind its body which is also set with a blister pearl. It has a garnet eye and the crest on its head is of diamonds. The bird stands on a spherical pearl, above a brilliant-cut diamond and blister pearl drop.  Silver and gold with blister pearl, garnet and brilliant-cut diamond.
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Ecclesiastical glove, Spanish, 16th century. These gloves are knitted from red silk yarn and yellow silk partially wrapped with silver strip in stocking stitch. Made for a bishop, they are decorated geometric designs and a cross. There are 23 stitches/20 rows per inch. The gloves are embellished with silver-gilt bobbin lace.  Silk and silver strip, hand knitted.Ecclesiastical glove, Spanish, 16th century. These gloves are knitted from red silk yarn and yellow silk partially wrapped with silver strip in stocking stitch. Made for a bishop, they are decorated geometric designs and a cross. There are 23 stitches/20 rows per inch. The gloves are embellished with silver-gilt bobbin lace.  Silk and silver strip, hand knitted.
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Felted cap, English, 16th century. Felted cap knitted in thick reddish brown wool with two overlapping brims.  Knitted and felted wool.Felted cap, English, 16th century. Felted cap knitted in thick reddish brown wool with two overlapping brims.  Knitted and felted wool.
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Boot hose of knitted wool, English, 1640s. Boot hose knitted with 2-ply wool in stocking stitch. The wide tops are striped blue on a white ground.  Knitted wool.Boot hose of knitted wool, English, 1640s. Boot hose knitted with 2-ply wool in stocking stitch. The wide tops are striped blue on a white ground.  Knitted wool.
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Knitted silk jacket, Italian, 17th century. Loose fitting jacket of green and silver-wrapped yellow silk thread, made from hand or possibly frame-knitted rectangular panels, hand-sewn together.  Silk thread, silk thread partially wrapped with silver.Knitted silk jacket, Italian, 17th century. Loose fitting jacket of green and silver-wrapped yellow silk thread, made from hand or possibly frame-knitted rectangular panels, hand-sewn together.  Silk thread, silk thread partially wrapped with silver.
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Gold and enamel mourning ring commemorating the deaths of seven children, England, 1801. Gold band enamelled in black with narrow white enamel border at top and bottom. The outside of the hoop is inscribed in reserve on the black enamel: 'MB Agd 16 SB Agd 12 WB Agd 10 EB Agd 9 TB Agd 7 RB Agd 5 CB Agd 2'. The inside of the hoop is engraved with an inscription in italics: 'Died from the 16th to the 23rd Feby. 1801'.  Enamelled gold.Gold and enamel mourning ring commemorating the deaths of seven children, England, 1801. Gold band enamelled in black with narrow white enamel border at top and bottom. The outside of the hoop is inscribed in reserve on the black enamel: 'MB Agd 16 SB Agd 12 WB Agd 10 EB Agd 9 TB Agd 7 RB Agd 5 CB Agd 2'. The inside of the hoop is engraved with an inscription in italics: 'Died from the 16th to the 23rd Feby. 1801'.  Enamelled gold.
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Two sandals, one small and one large, of ghillie-type, with cut out loops for lacing.  Tanned leather;; Two sandals, one small and one large, of ghillie-type, with cut out loops for lacing.  Tanned leather;; 
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Two lengths of leather folded and shaped as envelopes.  Tanned leather;; Two lengths of leather folded and shaped as envelopes.  Tanned leather;; 
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Leather gauntlet decorated with rectangular tabs and circular cut outs.  Tanned leather Leather gauntlet decorated with rectangular tabs and circular cut outs.  Tanned leather 
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