Person    | Female  Born 14/3/1688  Died 1763

Anna Maria Garthwaite

Categories: Craft / Design

Fabric designer. Born Leicestershire. Moved with her sister to Princes (now Princlet) Street in 1728. Many of her over 1000 designs for Spitalfield silks survive at the V&A Museum and she has been called the "pre-eminent silk designer of her period". Her place and date of death are unknown but her will was proved in 1758. We have taken her dates (which conflict with the plaque) from the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. No images seem to exist of her person so we illustrate this entry with one of her splendid designs.

2017: The equally splendid Spitalfields Life have a page for Garthwaite.

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Anna Maria Garthwaite

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Anna Maria Garthwaite

English Heritage Anna Maria Garthwaite, 1690 - 1763, designer of Spitalfields...

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Bowler plaque - Silk Design (A)

The plaque shows a detail from a design for the silk fabric produced in Spita...

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Hanbury Hall - tiled plaque

These 20 Delft tiles are decorated with scenes and symbols important in Hugue...

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Omar Ramsden

Omar Ramsden

Silversmith.  Born Sheffield but spent some of his childhood in America.  Had studios in Chelsea and then Fulham, with a staff of up to 20.  He was a designer and businessman.  There's a suggestion...

Person, Craft / Design, Sculpture, USA

1 memorial
Joanna A. Migdal

Joanna A. Migdal

Horologist. Born Chiswick. Has been a maker of sundials, clocks and public sculpture since 1982 and has a purpose-built studio in Bix, near Henley-on-Thames. Other work in London: a bronze armillar...

Person, Craft / Design

2 memorials
R. Coles

R. Coles

Plumbers at St Pauls in 1979.

Person, Craft / Design

1 memorial
Harold Stabler

Harold Stabler

Designer. Born in Levens, Cumbria. Closely associated with Carter and Company. The London Underground abounds with tiles and decorative ventilation grilles were designed by him. He was also skilled...

Person, Craft / Design

2 memorials
Zaehnsdorf bookbinders

Zaehnsdorf bookbinders

From the research published by the Seven Dials Trust: "Zaehnsdorfs was founded in London in 1841 by Joseh Zaehnsdorf. In 1862 he received an honourable mention at the London International Exhibitio...

Group, Commerce, Craft / Design

1 memorial