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Christening Robe

1760-1790 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Christening robe of white silk satin, open at the front and pleated at the back and front. The neck is square and there is a small opening at the centre back. The sleeves are short and straight, trimmed with cuffs of hollie point. The front neck and opening and the hem are trimmed with a white silk fringe with tassels of the same with silk fringe. The robe is lined with white silk. There is a long ribbon of cream silk grograin, the ends edged with the silk fringe; and a narrower ribbon of cream silk satin with a bell-shaped tassel of white silk satin trimmed with silk fringe.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 3 parts.

  • Christening Robe
  • Christening Sash
  • Christening Tassels
Materials and Techniques
Silk; hand-woven, hand-sewn
Brief Description
Christening robe of white silk satin, 1760-90, British, white silk fringe
Physical Description
Christening robe of white silk satin, open at the front and pleated at the back and front. The neck is square and there is a small opening at the centre back. The sleeves are short and straight, trimmed with cuffs of hollie point. The front neck and opening and the hem are trimmed with a white silk fringe with tassels of the same with silk fringe. The robe is lined with white silk. There is a long ribbon of cream silk grograin, the ends edged with the silk fringe; and a narrower ribbon of cream silk satin with a bell-shaped tassel of white silk satin trimmed with silk fringe.
Dimensions
  • Shoulder to hem length: 79.3cm (approx)
  • Chest under armholes circumference: 42.8cm (approx)
Credit line
Given by Mr K. L. Stock
Collection
Accession Number
T.444 to B-1970

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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