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waistcoat 1961.275

Object Name: waistcoat, sleeved

Place of Creation: Europe, United Kingdom, England, London, Spitalfields
Date: 1705-1715

Accession Number: 1961.275
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • silk
  • brocade
  • figured

Fawn silk brocade with woven "bizarre" design in brown, pale blue and silver thread, lined fawn silk with figured stripe, interlined brown linen. Fronts each in one section flared at sides below waist, fastening from neck to hem with 43 small silver thread buttons and buttonholes stitched with silver thread (the 10 lowest buttonholes not cut). Pocket, brown linen, each side, with vertical slit under hanging flap, wider at bottom and caught down at tip. Side seams open below hip; silk tape binding at neck; long sleeves in two sections, fastening from wrist to elbow with six buttons. Piece of linen inscribed in ink, "Fassett, Kingston on Thames", stitched to back lining.


Type: Length
Height: 105 cm