A Prosperous
(image of Old Father Christmas)
And A Happy New Year

Woven by John Caldicott

Reference Number:-  
oca 60  

Bookmark with words and image of Father Christmas to represent the word "Christmas"     Bookmark with words and image of Father Christmas to represent the word "Christmas"

Words:

 

A
PROSPEROUS

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

OLD FATHER

 
 

image of Father Christmas,
with words above and below:

 

CHRISTMAS

 
 
 
 
 

AND - A - HAPPY
NEW - YEAR

 
 
Size of Silk:

24.1cm long by 4.4cm wide

Alternative back-ground colours:
Green
Blue
 
Comments:

by Geoffrey Godden:
Godden does not record this silk.

Other comments:
Signed: "J.CALDICOTT        OWEN. BROS" on the top turnover

Top of bookmark showing weavers name

There is also a diamond registration mark woven into the reverse pointed end. It is difficult to decifer the date, although it looks like it is 13 November 1862.
That date though is recorded by Godden as being applicable to a Caldicott bookmark titled "A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year", being oca56 on this site.

Diamond registration woven on bottom pointed end of this bookmark
diamond registration mark on the reverse pointed end of this bookmark
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
YEAR:
O
{1862}
   
MONTH:
K
{November}
 
DAY:
13
 
 
BUNDLE:
?
   
 
 
   
 
 
 
   
 

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