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Duchess of Savoia

  • Object:

    Fancy dress costume

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    early 1897 (made)
    2/6/1897 (worn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Brocaded satin embroidered with pearls, brilliants, silver thread, lace

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Victoria Wemyss

  • Museum number:

    T.464&A-1974

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Fancy dress costume consisting of embroidered silver satin dress and lace ruff.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

early 1897 (made)
2/6/1897 (worn)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Brocaded satin embroidered with pearls, brilliants, silver thread, lace

Object history note

Worn by the Duchess of Portland as "Duchess of Savoia" to the Duchess of Devonshire's Fancy Dress Ball, 2 July 1897. The train, which was of cloth-of-silver lined with pale blue satin and embroidered with pearls, was missing when this dress was donated.

Descriptive line

Fancy dress costume consisting of embroidered silver satin dress and lace ruff, 'Duchess of Savoia', England, early 1897.

Materials

Silk satin; Silk brocade; Pearls; Diamantes; Silver thread; Lace

Techniques

Embroidery; Brocading; Lace making

Categories

Fashion; Clothing; Evening wear; Embroidery; Europeana Fashion Project; Fancy-dress

Production Type

Haute couture

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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