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Fawn and green silk bodice

Date made: 19th century

Maker: Mrs Callow

Description: Bodice in fawn silk with green silk (yoke and lower sleeve) lace overlay and heavy frill. Partly machine-sewn, boned. Upper sleeve full and stand-up collar.

The maker's name appears in gold on the waist tape, 'Mrs Callow / Dress and Mantle Maker / 8, Lezayre Terrace, Ramsey'.

The bodice is very well finished. Hook and eye fastenings go in alternate directions and eyes are buttonholed over.

Length centre 15 1/2 inch; underarm seam 8 1/2 inch; undersleeve seam 16 inch (with collar).

(Reference image taken in the 1990s.)

Materials: lace, silk

Object name: bodice

Collection: Costume & Textiles Collection

ID Number: 1968-0090


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