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Christening robe: T.18-1981

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Current Location: In storage






Cream silk, trimmed with silk braid and fringe. The robe is open down the front. The front and back bodice are shaped by vertical tucks. The cuffed sleeves are detachable. The front opening edges, hem, shoulder straps and cuffs are trimmed with silk braid and fringing applied in wavy lines.


History note: Handed down in the donor's family

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Given by J.N. Peyton

Measurements and weight

Length: 30 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1981-11-13) by Peyton, J. N.


18th Century
Circa 1750 CE - Circa 1799 CE

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Accession number: T.18-1981
Primary reference Number: 198784
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Created: Thursday 10 April 2014 Updated: Friday 15 December 2023 Last processed: Friday 15 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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