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1730-1750 silk apron (1961.128)

Object Name: apron

Place of Creation: Europe, United Kingdom
Date: 1730-1750

Accession Number: 1961.128
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • silk
  • silver thread
Support
 
Technique
  • embroidering
Description

Fine cream corded silk embroidered with silks of various shades of mauve and green in satin stitch and with silver threads in raised and couched stitches; formal floral design of large flowers and coiling tendrils; edge cut into large scallops; finely pleated at waist onto corded silk ribbon binding which continues at ends to form ties.

Dimensions

Type: Size
Height: 45 cm
Width: 95 cm
Depth: