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Christening Gown - White Cotton, 19th century Object Reg. No: SH 931037

Summary:
Fine, white cotton christening gown with a high bodice and a long skirt. Hand-sewn. Its appearance suggests it dates from the 19th century, although its provenance is unknown.
Description:
Fine, white cotton christening gown with a high bodice and a long skirt. The bodice has a V-shaped panel of broderie anglaise which continues around the short sleeves. The rounded neckline has a small ruffed edge and continues around the back as a collar. The long skirt is finely gathered, falling from the waist line. The hem has a lace border. The back of the gown is open. There are two small round buttons on the bodice covered in white fabric. Fine drawstrings emerge from the collar and the waist line.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Not Recorded, 1993
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 89.00 cm (Height), 96.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: celebrations, rituals, religions
Themes this item is part of: Childhood & Youth Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: CELEBRATIONS & TRADITIONS
Secondary Classification: Baptisms & Christenings
Tertiary Classification: clothing
Date Made: 1850-1900

Date based on appearance.

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