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  • Place of origin:

    Spitalfields (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    1740-1743 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk satin brocaded in silver-gilt filé and frisé threads

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Dalmatic made of white satin brocaded in silver-gilt filé and frisé threads, and with four widths of silk which are joined on the shoulders. The sleeves are formed by two further widths joined under the arms. There are tassels at the shoulders which match the fringe. The silk has a long repeat, which is disguised, as two similar but not identical sprays of large flowers succeed one another. There are linked by a curling stem which forms an asymmetrical cartouche, a feature of Garthwaite's designs of 1743. Green yellow fringe. Red lining.

Place of Origin

Spitalfields (possibly, made)


1740-1743 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Silk satin brocaded in silver-gilt filé and frisé threads


Height: 41 in maximum, Height: 104.2 cm maximum, Width: 57.25 in, Width: 145.4 cm, Length: 30.75 in repeat, Length: 78 cm repeat, Weight: 1.2 kg

Object history note

Purchased. Registered File number 1986/211. The design used is very similar to those of Anna Maria Garthwaite.

The dress from which the dalmatic was made could have been from one season later that the humeral veil (T.73-1986).

Technical Details: Satin brocaded in silver gilt filé, frisé and clinquant, the brocaded wefts bound in 4/1 twill, now mostly only visible as a diagonal line.

Descriptive line

Dalmatic made of satin brocaded in silver-gilt filé and frisé threads, possibly made in Spitalfields, 1740-1743

Production Note

Trimming dates from ca. 1900-1925.


Silk (textile); Silver-gilt thread


Satin weave; Brocaded

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Leaves


Textiles; Ecclesiastical textiles; Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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