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Matinee jacket for a baby

Matinee jacket for a baby

  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom (made)

  • Date:

    1937-1938 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Murdoch, Gladys (Mrs) (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk crepe with lace, embroidery and ribbon

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Gladys Murdoch

  • Museum number:

    MISC.712-1992

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Baby's matinee jacket of ivory-coloured silk crepe with a round neck and wrist-length magyar sleeves, the garment edged throughout with lace. Spot motifs of stylized flowers in blue, green, yellow and pink silks are hand worked in satin and stem stitches around the wrists, down the front edges and around the hem. The garment fastens at the neck front with tying strings of narrow ivory-coloured satin ribbon.

Place of Origin

United Kingdom (made)

Date

1937-1938 (made)

Artist/maker

Murdoch, Gladys (Mrs) (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silk crepe with lace, embroidery and ribbon

Dimensions

Length: 28 cm centre back, Length: 11 in centre back

Object history note

Given by Mrs Gladys Murdoch (RF 92/213). Probably made by the donor for her daughter Elizabeth Marion Murdoch, a member of V & A staff (born 29/06/1937, died 1991)

Descriptive line

Baby's matinee jacket of ivory-coloured silk, embroidered with stylized flowers in blue, green, yellow and pink silks; made in the United Kingdom, 1937-1938

Production Note

Probably made by the donor

Materials

Silk crêpe; Lace; Ribbon

Techniques

Stitching; Embroidering; Lace making

Subjects depicted

Stylized flowers

Categories

Children's clothes; Children & Childhood

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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