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Bodice

  • Date:

    1600-1640 (embroidered)
    1700 - 1800 (altered)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk, silk cord, silk ribbon, silk thread, linen, linen thread; hand embroidery, hand sewing

  • Museum number:

    796-1901

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

The fabric is crimson satin embroidered with yellow silk in satin stitch and couched yellow and white cord. It has been pieced and made into the front of a high-necked sleeveless bodice with a gathered 'peplum' at the waist, and lined with pale green satin. The back of the bodice is coarse blue linen, with a pink silk tie at the back waist. No other means of fastening.

Date

1600-1640 (embroidered)
1700 - 1800 (altered)

Materials and Techniques

Silk, silk cord, silk ribbon, silk thread, linen, linen thread; hand embroidery, hand sewing

Dimensions

:, Length: 47 cm Shoulder to hem at front, :, Width: 36.5 cm At widest part of front, :, Circumference: 73.5 cm Bust under armhole

Object history note

Purchased in 1901 from Monsieur Fulgence, 75 Rue de la Bo√ętie, Paris.

Descriptive line

A bodice for a religious statue, 1700-1800, Italian; made of embroidered crimson satin, 1600-1640

Materials

Silk; Linen; Silk cord; Silk thread; Linen thread; Ribbon, silk

Techniques

Satin weave; Hand embroidery; Couching; Hand sewing

Categories

Fashion; Clothing; Embroidery

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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