November 10, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
Woking, United KingdomLive Auction
Lot 1056: A pink silk jacket formerly the property of Queen(97 views)
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Estimate: £1,000 - £2,000
Description: A pink silk jacket formerly the property of Queen Victoria, flared form bodice and arms, pink watered silk embroidered in solid silver thread, passing through the fabric, the satin stitch creating a raised effect, cotton lining with internal drawstring, with provenace label , 58 cm from neck to hem, also a matching skirt panel with matching decoration, Provenance: Presented to the collection by Queen Mary, Victoria's daughter in law, collection notes sometimes refer to the jacket as featuring Constantinople work and speculate that this may have been a gift from Sultan, motifs in the design have an ottoman influence, however the embroidery technique used does differ from Turkish work and further historical notes suggest the work could have been carried out by the palace embroiderers.Provenance: An important collection of International Historical textiles.