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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    late 19th century-early 20th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Satin with patent fastenings

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr and Mrs V.E.S. James

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Men’s Bow Tie. The tie is made of black satin. It is already folded into a bow with one pointed and one square end. There are patent fastenings for fixing it about the collar. On the back strap of the bow are two upright black enamelled prongs with a lateral pin. The end of the tie is stiffened and is passed behind the central strap of the bow and then returned so that the pin holds the tie and the end is tucked behind the prongs. Another prong is attached at the centre back to keep the tie in place on the collar.

Place of Origin

England (made)


late 19th century-early 20th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Satin with patent fastenings


Length: 23.75 in, Length: 60 cm, Width: 2 in Maximum width of Bow, Width: 5 cm Maximum width of Bow

Descriptive line

Men's Bow Tie with black satin, England, late 19th century-early 20th century


Men's clothes; Accessories; Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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