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Pocket, single

Core Record

Title Pocket, single
Collection Gallery of Costume, Platt Hall, Manchester City Galleries
Date early 1800s
Main Image View Pocket, front view
Other Image Views Pocket, back view
Pocket, back, top
Pocket, detail of print
Description The front of this unusual pocket is made of plain weave cotton, printed with insects, exotic birds, urns and vases. The printed cotton has been used on its side. The back is made of plain weave cotton. The vertical opening is reinforced. A length of tape binds the top of the pocket and also forms the ties. The left end is missing. On the centre back of this tape there is a faint and indecipherable mark in ink. This may be a shopkeeper's mark made on the tape before its sale rather than a mark relating to the pocket as a finished article. The left tie has broken off. Given the popularity and huge range of affordable and attractive printed cloths that were available during the period, there is no obvious reason why there are so few surviving pockets made of whole or patchwork printed linen or cotton.
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Museum Number MCAG.1948.248
Subject Marking/Using and Losing, Single/Number/Construction, Vertical/Openings/Construction, Tape/Attachment/Construction, Cotton/Materials, Printed/Decoration, Wear and tear/Using and Losing
Measurements 30.4cm (11 15/16") x 26.4cm (10 3/8")
Rights Owner Manchester City Galleries
Rights Status The information within and all images that appear may be used for educational purposes only. They may not be copied, altered or amended for any other purpose, without prior permission of the copyright holder(s).



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