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Half-mourning jacket
  • Half-mourning jacket
    Mrs Cassell's Mourning Warehouse
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Half-mourning jacket

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1880s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mrs Cassell's Mourning Warehouse (retailer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Velvet lined with ermine and trimmed with rabbit fur. Metal hooks and eyes. Machine sewn.

  • Credit Line:

    Given in memory of Mrs Barbara Vaughan

  • Museum number:

    T.622-1999

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Woman's jacket, midnight blue velvet, fastened at the front with five sets of hooks and eyes. Shaped at the back with three seams, fitted at the waist. The front opening, neck, cuffs and hem are trimmed with a wide band of black fur applied onto velvet. Lined with ermine.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1880s (made)

Artist/maker

Mrs Cassell's Mourning Warehouse (retailer)

Materials and Techniques

Velvet lined with ermine and trimmed with rabbit fur. Metal hooks and eyes. Machine sewn.

Dimensions

Length: 74 cm centre front, Length: 95 cm centre back, Length: 50 cm sleeve, Weight: 1.64 kg weighted on the hanger inside tyvek bag

Descriptive line

Half-mourning jacket, F., blue velvet lined with ermine and trimmed with rabbit fur, Britain, 1880s.

Materials

Velvet; Ermine; Rabbit

Techniques

Machine sewing

Categories

Death; Fashion; Clothing; Day wear; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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