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Lambskin or sheepskin fingertip coat

Fashion Design
c.1960 (designed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This is a fashion design for a 'lampskin or sheepskin fingertip coat', inscibed with instructions for manufacture of the garment and details of the material out of which it is intended to be made. It is by Marjorie Field for the haute couture firm of Field Rhoades which was registered in the London street directories at 77, South Audley Street, London, W1 for the years 1948 to 1949. A small design to the right displays the back of the coat. The design is inscribed with instructions on how to make the sleeves of the sheepskin coat. The initials in the bottom right corner are those of Marjorie Field Rhoades which was her married name after 1945.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Pencil, pen and ink and wash on paper
Brief Description
Fashion design for coat by Marjorie Field, London, c.1960
Physical Description
A fashion design in pencil, pen and ink, and wash of a woman wearing a sheepskin coat and a skirt, inscribed with instructions for making the garment in red ballpoint pen with a smaller design on the right showing the back of the coat.
Dimensions
  • Height: 25.5cm
  • Width: 20.4cm
Production typeHaute couture
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'Self covered buttons / size about 45 ./ fleece / One or two piece sleeve pattern / Fleece , turnover points to / pockets .' (In red ballpoint pen on the front of the design)
  • 'M.F.R. .' (In red ballpoint pen in the bottom right corner. Thes are the initials for Marjorie Field Rhoades after her marraige to Mr Rhoades about 1945.)
Credit line
Given by Paul Williamson
Object history
The provenance can be traced back to Gwen Mandley, an artist who was a friend of the designer, Marjorie Field.
Production
The haute couture firm Field Rhoades was registered in the London street directories at 77, South Audley Street, London W1 for the years 1948 to 1949.



Reason For Production: Retail
Subjects depicted
Summary
This is a fashion design for a 'lampskin or sheepskin fingertip coat', inscibed with instructions for manufacture of the garment and details of the material out of which it is intended to be made. It is by Marjorie Field for the haute couture firm of Field Rhoades which was registered in the London street directories at 77, South Audley Street, London, W1 for the years 1948 to 1949. A small design to the right displays the back of the coat. The design is inscribed with instructions on how to make the sleeves of the sheepskin coat. The initials in the bottom right corner are those of Marjorie Field Rhoades which was her married name after 1945.
Collection
Accession Number
E.453-2005

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record createdMarch 24, 2006
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