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Jacket

1775-1780 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Woman’s jacket of dark pink silk tobine with vertical stripes of blue, white and yellow. It has a ‘V’ neckline and elbow-length sleeves with ruched cuffs. The front and pleated back extend into skirts below the waist. The bodice is lined with linen and boned at the centre front and back. A 1½-inch (6.3 cm) white silk ribbon is gathered and applied to the neckline, fronts and hems. A narrow ribbon trims the cuffs. The jacket fastens at centre front with hooks and eyes.

A tuck has been added later to each side of the front neckline.

Object details

Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Silk, linen, baleen; hand-woven tobine, hand-sewn
Brief description
Woman's jacket of dark pink silk tobine, 1775-80, British; with coloured stripes
Physical description
Woman’s jacket of dark pink silk tobine with vertical stripes of blue, white and yellow. It has a ‘V’ neckline and elbow-length sleeves with ruched cuffs. The front and pleated back extend into skirts below the waist. The bodice is lined with linen and boned at the centre front and back. A 1½-inch (6.3 cm) white silk ribbon is gathered and applied to the neckline, fronts and hems. A narrow ribbon trims the cuffs. The jacket fastens at centre front with hooks and eyes.

A tuck has been added later to each side of the front neckline.
Dimensions
  • Overall length: 60.0cm (approx)
  • Bust under armholes circumference: 95.0cm (approx)
Collection
Accession number
T.231-1927

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Record createdJune 24, 2009
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