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Object Name: bodice

Date: 1740-1770

Accession Number: 1965.90
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • linen
  • silk

Green silk, lined with natural linen.

Wide square neck bound with green linen braids; open down back with bone and sixteen eyelet holes each side under concealed opening, front in one section making low round point in front; shoulder section joined to front and back; back in two sections with curved side back seam with 1.3cms tuck continuing over shoulder to front; back continuing beyond side back to form point; front and back points faced at lower edge with silk to form pocket for stays; short sleeves gathered into shoulders, burned back at elbow to form 2 1/2 / cuffs, edged with running stiches.


Type: length
Height: 20.3 cms