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ID number:  WB-HC0838
Institution:  Winterbourne House and Garden
Named collection:  Winterbourne House Collection
Artist / Maker:  J. Welch & Sons
Title / Object name:  Textile Christmas card featuring HMS Pearl
Object type:  Greetings card
Place made:  Europe: United Kingdom, England; Hampshire; Portsmouth
Date made:  1902
Materials:  Paper; Velvet; Glass; Brass
Measurements:  overall: 26 cm x 26 cm (H x W x D x Dia x Wt)

Padded hinged Christmas card, with circular glass plate featuring photo of HMS Pearl, and metal flower motif. In original box with branded label from J. Welch & Sons, 359 Commercial Road, Portsmouth. Postmarked 20 Dec 1902. Addressed to Mrs Ireland, 4 Mendip Road, Windmill Hill, Bedminster, Bristol. HMS Pearl served in the Boer War and may have been docked at Portsmouth at this time.

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