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Mrs Daniel Sargent formerly known as Mary Turner detail ~ by John Singleton Copley ~ ++It's amazing to me that someone has the talent to paint with such detail++

Fashion 18th Century ball gown dress ensemble costume circa from 1752-1775. Made from very fine silk, lace and trim with embroidered small flower floral pattern in off white woven into the pale blue background.

Fashion 18th Century ball gown dress ensemble costume circa from 1752-1775. Made from very fine silk, lace and trim with embroidered small flower floral pattern in off white woven into the pale blue background.

Dress, flounce and ruche detail of 1760s made gown of very fine silk (lustring). The small flower pattern in off-white woven into the pale blue background suggests a date of around 1755 for the fabric, though the gown was made possibly a decade later. Museum of London

Dress, flounce and ruche detail of 1760s made gown of very fine silk (lustring). The small flower pattern in off-white woven into the pale blue background suggests a date of around 1755 for the fabric, though the gown was made possibly a decade later. Museum of London

sleeves feature a white boot cuff divided by a three-pointed flap of blue wool. This was known as the 'mariner's cuff' National Maritime Museum

sleeves feature a white boot cuff divided by a three-pointed flap of blue wool. This was known as the 'mariner's cuff' National Maritime Museum

Spats that button into the britches at the knees... Yes indeedy, I can make that happen.

Spats that button into the britches at the knees... Yes indeedy, I can make that happen.

Door of Shiva - India, Jaipur, City Palace, 18th century.  I remember feeling so awed when we saw this.  I want to go back to India :(

Door of Shiva - India, Jaipur, City Palace, 18th century. I remember feeling so awed when we saw this. I want to go back to India :(

This gown and matching stomacher are made of very fine silk. Because of its shine or lustre, the fabric was called a lustring or lutestring. The process of 'lustrating' involved stretching and moistening the textile. In a 1756 treatise, silk designers are advised that ornaments for lustring ‘must be open and airy’ so as not to obscure the glazed ground. - See more at: http://collections.museumoflondon.org.uk/Online/object.aspx?objectID=object-81301&start=19&rows=1#sthash.WVv24cXI.dpuf

This gown and matching stomacher are made of very fine silk. Because of its shine or lustre, the fabric was called a lustring or lutestring. The process of 'lustrating' involved stretching and moistening the textile. In a 1756 treatise, silk designers are advised that ornaments for lustring ‘must be open and airy’ so as not to obscure the glazed ground. - See more at: http://collections.museumoflondon.org.uk/Online/object.aspx?objectID=object-81301&start=19&rows=1#sthash.WVv24cXI.dpuf

Robe a la Francaise, mid 18thC, Open gown of Chinese cerulean blue silk woven with a large-scale white and platinum floral, having elbow length sleeve with lobed triple cuff gathered into a ruched band, square neckline, bodice front panel with self buttons, trimmed with furbelows edged in silk fly braid, sacque back, pleated skirt side panels with pocket slits, back lacing bodice lining in various cottons, the front printed in a red windowpane. | Whitaker Auctions via SmugMug

Robe a la Francaise, mid 18thC, Open gown of Chinese cerulean blue silk woven with a large-scale white and platinum floral, having elbow length sleeve with lobed triple cuff gathered into a ruched band, square neckline, bodice front panel with self buttons, trimmed with furbelows edged in silk fly braid, sacque back, pleated skirt side panels with pocket slits, back lacing bodice lining in various cottons, the front printed in a red windowpane. | Whitaker Auctions via SmugMug

Fashion 18th Century ball gown dress ensemble costume circa from 1752-1775. Made from very fine silk, lace and trim with embroidered small flower floral pattern in off white woven into the pale blue background. Hat decorated with millinery flower.

Fashion 18th Century ball gown dress ensemble costume circa from 1752-1775. Made from very fine silk, lace and trim with embroidered small flower floral pattern in off white woven into the pale blue background. Hat decorated with millinery flower.

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