Ball gown c.1900; Unknown; c.1900; 1990_754_1-2

Name/Title

Ball gown c.1900

About this object

Aquamarine silk satin ball gown c.1900. 1. Bodice, square neck line, which is framed with silk embroidered cream net lace, which comes over the shoulders to points. Slightly puffed sleeves edged with a wide band of the same net lace. The bodice has three pleats on each side of the front and one pleat each side of the back fastening with twelve metal hooks and cotton eyes. Five bones around ribs at front to back with three hooks to attach to matching eyes on the skirt. The waist line comes to a small V in front and is finished with three narrow pleats. Artificial silk organza flower with wired green leaves and stem. 2. Matching skirt which is gored ten times. Side front fastening with ten metal hooks and eyes, which have been stitch over with blue cotton. The back of the skirt is shaped into a train with a long tie, which fastens to the wrist for dancing. Both skirt and bodice are fully lined with matching cotton. The skirt hem has a two inch band of matching velvet inside. Petersham waistband, which has 'Mrs Irwin Te Kopuru' in blue ink.

Maker

Unknown

Date Made

c.1900

Place Made

New Zealand

Medium and Materials

silk

Measurements

1. 38.1cm length x 91.5cm width at bust, 2. 100.3cm length x 63.5cm width at waist

Subject and Association Description

aqua marine silk satin ball gown, c.1900

Credit Line

Mrs Irwin

Object Type

ball gown

Object number

1990_754_1-2

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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Tags
1900
aqua marine
ball gown
blue
bodice
cream
dress
lace
satin
silk
skirt

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