Can You Help Identify Who Made These Silks?

Below are images of a number of woven pictures and bookmarks; some of which appear to be from the Victorian period, and others from more recent times.

We do not know who made these items, and would really like to know.

Do you know who made them?

If you can help, please send me an e-mail with the details to:
"daws.peter    at"    -    only please replace "at" with "@"

Thank you.

unknown5   recorded: 17 March 2020
Below are views of the front and reverse of the Gretna Green bookmark. Do you know who made it?
The Bookmark Society created an extensive catalogue of CASH'S woven bookmarks, and this title is not recorded in that catalogue. It hence might not be of CASH'S manufacture.
There is however a great deal of similarity to bookmarks made by Berisford.
Do you have any more information which might help identify who wove this bookmark?
unknown5 - bookmark of Gretna Green
image of front view of this bookmark
unknown5z - reverse of bookmark of Gretna Green
image of rear view of this bookmark

unknown4   updated: 12 November 2018
This enquiry was of a silk bookmark of Benjamin Disraeli, made by the L & S weavers.
This record has now been moved to a dedicated L & S page, within the Other Weavers section.

unknown3   Rachel Andrews sent me this image. It was clearly a royal favour, as the original pin position can be clearly seen.
Unfortunately there is no name woven on the turn over.
Stevens is known to have produced these type of royal favours [such as sb564 and sb566], again with no name (identified as they have registration numbers).
Grant too though also produced royal favours [with five titles starting with Coronation, but with no images yet].
Do you have any more information which might help identify who did weave this favour?
unknown3 - bookmark
the image of this bookmark
kindly donated by
Rachel Andrews, Great Britain


unknown2   updated: 29 March 2016
This bookmark has now been positively identified as having been made by Stevens, exactly as Georg Hartong suggested, and can be found as:-
sb1868 - " (4 flags on pole) / Souvenir woven in The Worlds Columbian Exposition Chicago 1893 / (building) / Administration Building and the Star Spangled Banner . . / Welcome To All Nations "

unknown1   updated: 4 July 2019
This enquiry related to a Souvenir bookmark from the Exposition Universelle D'Anvers 1894.
A member of the Stevengraph Collectors Association notes the similarity of this bookmark to a picture also woven at the Exposition, and attributes both picture and bookmark to GRANT.
This bookmark can now be found as Souvenir Exposition Universelle D'Anvers 1894.

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