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Tennis Dress: ca. 1885, English, printed plain weave cotton, cotton lace trim.
Decorated in gilt and platinum on a turquoise ground. Marked T.C. Brown Westhead Moore and Co.
Cream satin, with silk chiffon and crepe de chine trimmed with Honiton and guipure lace, orange velvet and silver sequins. The pouched bodice and flared, trained skirt give the fashionable sweeping curves we associate with the Edwardian age. Title Dress, 1905
Court Presentation/Wedding Gown English c 1882-4 Trousseau - Fine Antique Fashion
Plate #19d - Fourteenth Century - England 1330-1370
Victorian Stick Pin French Jet for Mourning Here is a sweet little original mid-Victorian era rose gold stick pin of French Jet creating a forget me not with a seed pearl. Pin measures 2" in length, with the top flower portion measuring 1/2" in width. You can date a stick pin by the twist on the center part of the pin. It exists on nearly all pins made prior to 1880. By 1890, nearly all stick pins will have straight shafts and the twist has disappeared. The death of Prince Albert in England, and the over 500,000 deaths of soldiers in the American Civil War elevated mourning to an art form in both the United States and Europe and mourning jewelry was an integral part of the dress of the mourner. Today, these are beautiful and collectible pieces of jewelry. Jet was the gemstone of choice for those that could afford it, and the finest jet in the world comes from Whitby, England. The French, not to be outdone by the British, made beautiful carved black mourning jewelry from glass, which is known as French Jet. The Forget Me Not was representative of undying love and memories to the sentimental Victorians and seed pearls were representative of the tears of the mourner. A stick or tie pin is a neckwear-controlling device, originally worn by wealthy English gentlemen to secure the folds of their cravats. They were first popularized at the beginning of the 19th century. Cravats were made of silk, satin, lace and lightly starched cambric, lawn and muslin, and stickpins were necessary accoutrements to keep these expensive fabrics in place and safe. Stickpins commonly used pearls and other precious gemstones set in gold or other precious metals and were designed specifically for their owners. By the 1860s, wearing cravats had been embraced by the English upper middle classes with a consequently lower quality of materials and designs used in both the neckwear and in the stickpins used to keep it in place, and the fashion soon spread to the United States. As they became more popular, they began being worn by both men and women, either on lapels, ties, or scarves. To see some of my other 20th century vintage pieces - http://www.etsy.com/shop/victoriansentiments?section_id=7179687 I've got a great selection of original Victorian and Georgian era pieces too!