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Bonny Charley: a Georgian scarf mystery

14 Jun 17

I bought this vintage silk scarf from eBay the other day – it illustrates an C18th Scottish ballad.

It’s kind of old-fashioned but I love it because I am an historian of the early Georgian period. When folded and worn it looks a little bit like a toile de jouy. I am still not sure if there is a Jacobite meaning behind it. The border appears to be decorated with the heraldic symbol for ermine (black spots on a white field) which is connected…


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