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Dress bodice

Dress bodice

  • Place of origin:

    Spitalfields (made)

  • Date:

    1750-1759 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Spitalfields silk

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Morgan

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Girl's dress bodice of white Spitalfields silk damask brocade, with a pattern of zig zag floral stems and detached sprays of roses on a diapered background of lozenges with rosettes at their corners. The bodice has leading strings of matching fabric attached at the shoulder back, elbow length sleeves and a back fastening.

Place of Origin

Spitalfields (made)


1750-1759 (made)


Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Spitalfields silk


Length: 11¾ in

Object history note

Given by Mrs Morgan (RF 84/ 91)

Historical context note

For image of skirt fabric see 162A-1899. Parts B,C,D are with the department of Furniture, Textiles and Fashion; Part A is on loan to Macclesfield

Descriptive line

Girl's dress bodice of white Spitalfields silk brocade woven in a floral pattern on a diaper background; with leading strings; made in England, 1750-59

Subjects depicted

Roses (flower)


Children's clothes; Children & Childhood; Europeana Fashion Project


Museum of Childhood

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