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Pair of Garters

1780-1800 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Pair of garters of ivory silk satin tamboured with coloured silk floss silver filé. Each is an elongated oval bearing a different amorous motto on it and trimmed with pleated ivory silk grosgrain ribbon. Each garter is sewn to a 1-3/16-inch (2.8 cm) wide ivory silk ribbon which forms the ties.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Garter
  • Garter
Materials and Techniques
Silk; hand-woven, tamboured, hand-sewn
Brief Description
Pair of silk garters of ivory silk satin, 1780-1800, French; tamboured with coloured silk and silver thread, amorous inscriptions
Physical Description
Pair of garters of ivory silk satin tamboured with coloured silk floss silver filé. Each is an elongated oval bearing a different amorous motto on it and trimmed with pleated ivory silk grosgrain ribbon. Each garter is sewn to a 1-3/16-inch (2.8 cm) wide ivory silk ribbon which forms the ties.
Dimensions
  • T.106 1969 length: 94.0cm (approx)
  • T.106 1969 width: 6.0cm (approx)
  • Length:
  • T.106 a 1969 length: 93.0cm (approx)
  • T.106 a 1969 width: 5.2cm (approx)
Marks and Inscriptions
  • Unis a jamais (Tamboured in silver filé on T.106-1969)
  • Je meurs ou je m'attache (Tamboured in silver filé on T.106:A-1969)
Credit line
Given by Christopher Lennox Boyd
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession Number
T.106&A-1969

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record createdSeptember 19, 2007
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