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Sample Book (India)

This is a Sample book. It was manufactured by John Philips & Co.. It is dated 1787–1803 and we acquired it in 1936. Its medium is leather, paper, silk, cotton, linen and its technique is woven. It is a part of the Textiles department.

It is credited Gift of Mrs. Samuel S. Walker.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 15.9 x 24.1 cm (6 1/4 x 9 1/2 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark of London 1787: Fleur de lys in a shield surmounted by crown. G.R. (G.R. stands for George Rex) Taylor Watermark may be found, in sections, in blank last pages..

It is inscribed

First page has two ink signatures "John Philips." Daily schedule (?) on blank page near back of book.

Cite this object as

Sample Book (India); Manufactured by John Philips & Co.; leather, paper, silk, cotton, linen; H x W: 15.9 x 24.1 cm (6 1/4 x 9 1/2 in.); Gift of Mrs. Samuel S. Walker; 1936-46-1

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