Overdress Place of origin: Coromandel Coast, India (made) Date: ca. 1760-1770 (made) Artist/Maker: Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Painted and dyed cotton, partly lined with silk Credit Line: Given by Mrs Raphael Nahon Museum number: IM.39-1934
Artist Addresses Racial Injustice, From 1700s Europe To Present Day America
Painting (Portrait) Title: A Gentleman and Lady in a Landscape (Conversation Piece) Category: Paintings Creator (Role): William Williams of Norwich (Artist) Place of Origin: United Kingdom, Europe Date: 1775 Materials: Oil paint; Canvas Techniques: Painted Museum Object Number: 1958.1732 Winterthur
Court Waistcoat, England, Britain, 1760s, Brocaded silk. The dense covering of gold embroidery on this silk waistcoat indicates that it was worn as formal Court dress underneath a matching Frockcoat. Although very decorative to modern eyes, traditionally Court dress in Britain was more restrained than that worn elsewhere in Europe. There multi-coloured flowers and plants adorned coats and waistcoats in colourful and complicated patterns.
Pandoras were used from the 14th century to convey the latest fashion among the courts of Europe. By the 18th century these three-dimensional fashion plates were sent all over Europe and America to a much wider clientele by dress makers to promote their wares.
Circa Wool, trimmed with silk and lined with linen. Plain wool serge, once black, rare example of everyday men’s dress. It is lined for warmth with a linen (like toweling). The doublet openings are faced with shot silk. Older style cut or a rural area.
Fashionable in eighteenth-century Europe were so-called nécessaires de poche (pocket necessaries)—small caskets made of precious materials and fitted with tiny implements for grooming, writing, or sewing. Beneath a mirror-lined cover, the interior of this casket contains an inkwell and sand shaker, pen, pencil, clasp knife, cut-glass seal, snuff spoon, ear spoon, bodkin, tweezers, file, two-leaved ivory tablet, and a patch box.