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Christening robe

Christening robe

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Satin, lined with silk, silk braid

  • Credit Line:

    Given by J. A. Hone, Esq.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Christening robe of cream satin lined with matching silk. In the form of an open robe with small tucks at either side of the bodice and at the centre back. Silk braid of matching colour is stitched in two meandering bands on either side of the front opening and trims the cuff and hem. There is a small opening with a tie fastening at the back of the neck.

Place of Origin

England (made)


18th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Satin, lined with silk, silk braid


Length: 35 in

Object history note

Said to be gift of Catherine the Great

Descriptive line

Christening robe of satin lined with silk, England, 18th century


Textiles; Children's clothes; Fashion; Birth


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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