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Baby's bubble suit

Baby's bubble suit

  • Place of origin:

    France (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca.1999 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Comme une image (brand name)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed cotton, machine stitched and embroidered

  • Museum number:

    B.246-2000

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Baby's bubble suit of unlined white cotton printed with a powdered design of yellow roses and their foliage on a black ground: the flowers are in several shades of yellow with terra cotta, and the leaves in several shades of green; the motifs are outlined in white by leaving a void around their edges. The garment has a round neck with a Peter Pan collar and a square falling collar, both of white cotton, with an additional bib collar of black cotton between them at the front. The front corners of the falling collar are machine-embroidered, one with a pair of leaves in dark green, the other with the words 'Comme une image' in yellow; the bib collar is cut out and machine embroidered at the edge in a design of dark green leaves and two yellow and orange roses. The short sleeves are gathered into the circular yoke and each is finished with a cuff of white cotton. The fullness of the garment is also gathered into the yoke, and finishes at the crotch with divided legs, each of which is finished with a cuff of white cotton which is elasticated at the back. The garment fastens at the back of the yoke with two black plastic buttons and stitched buttonholes, and at the crotch/ legs with five metal pairs of press studs.

Place of Origin

France (probably, made)

Date

ca.1999 (made)

Artist/maker

Comme une image (brand name)

Materials and Techniques

Printed cotton, machine stitched and embroidered

Marks and inscriptions

Comme une image
Like a picture
maker's mark; French; front left corner of falling collar; machine embroidery; thread

Comme une image
maker's mark; inside back of neck; weaving; thread

6 MOIS
6 months
Textual information; French; inside neck back; weaving; thread

CA 05216/ A NORMA DI LEGGE/ No.883 DEL 26.11.1973/ F67/ 6m./ STAT/ D68/ 48081/ Comme une image/ OF 259025/ NE PAS LAVER A LA MAIN/ DO NOT HAND WASH/ NICHT HAND WASCHEN/ 100% COTON.COTTON.BAUMWOLLEKATOEN.COTONE.ALGODON
Textual information; back seam; printing; printing ink

Comme une image
maker's mark; swing tag attached to true left sleeve; printing; printing ink

6M/68/ 1480801
Textual information; on swing tag attached to true left sleeve; printing; printing ink

6/ 62.95
£62.95
Textual information; on swing tag attached to true left sleeve; writing; ink

Dimensions

Length: 43 cm centre back below collar (crotch fastened)

Object history note

Bought on 224/ 03/ 2000 at 'Iris' (a children's outfiter) 454 Bethnal Green Road, London E2, in the closing down sale

Descriptive line

Baby's bubble suit of cotton printed with yellow roses, by 'Comme une image'; France, ca.1999

Production Note

Reason For Production: Retail

Materials

Cotton

Techniques

Printing; Machine stitching; Machine embroidery

Subjects depicted

Rose (flower)

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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