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Christening robe

Christening robe

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1730-1770 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk satin, lace, fringed braid, tassels, silk fly trimming, lined with silk

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr K. L. Stock

  • Museum number:

    T.444 to B-1970

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Christening robe made from cream satin.
The gown is an open robe, pleated at the back and at the sides. The neck is square and there is a small opening at the centre back. The sleeves, which are straight and have frilled lace cuffs, are attached. The front neck and opening and the hem are trimmed with a matching silk fringed braid from which hang tassels of the same with silk fly trimming, which is arranged in shallow undulations. The robe is lined with white silk.
(A) is a long, matching ribbon band with scalloped edge finish, the edges are trimmed with braid matching that on the gown. It is pinned, centrally, into tight folds. The pins, with separate heads, are probably contemporary.
(B) is a narrower matching ribbon to (A). To each end is stitched a scalloped satin bell shape, braid trimmed.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1730-1770 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Silk satin, lace, fringed braid, tassels, silk fly trimming, lined with silk


Length: 793 mm shoulder to hem, Width: 725 mm hem flat

Descriptive line

Christening robe, England, 1730-1770.


Children's clothes; Christianity; Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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