Tweedelige Japon bestaande uit lijfje en rok

Tweedelige Japon bestaande uit lijfje en rok

This is a dress in which to make an entrance. An exuberant combination of rep silk, velvet, black passement and lace in a warm, ruby red colour: stylish dresses in the mid-1890's were often great statement makers. This dress is lavish enough for a visit to the theatre, but also appropriate for a ball costume, for which some society ladies wanted to be as fashionably 'dressed-up' as possible. The boa-like decoration on the bodice is an extra eye-catcher, it is ingeniously created from the frayed silk used in both front panels. The breast panel fastens perfectly with the help of added pieces of stiff horse-hair. The square neckline, the two rosettes on the bodice and the central velvet skirt panel are links to historical costume. The original owner, a baroness or banker's wife from the donator Ernestine Henriette van Boetzelaer-Royaards' family, had the dress altered. The metres of silk which form the skirt are gathered together in decorative pleats at the centre of the back. Empty 'tunnels' in the lining of the skirt betray an earlier fashion silhouette: that of the <EM>queue de Paris or tournure</EM>, which reached its height after 1885.

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This is a dress in which to make an entrance. An exuberant combination of rep silk, velvet, black passement and lace in a warm, ruby red colour: stylish dresses in the mid-1890's were often great statement makers. This dress is lavish enough for a visit to the theatre, but also appropriate for a ball costume, for which some society ladies wanted to be as fashionably 'dressed-up' as possible. The boa-like decoration on the bodice is an extra eye-catcher, it is ingeniously created from the frayed silk used in both front panels. The breast panel fastens perfectly with the help of added pieces of stiff horse-hair. The square neckline, the two rosettes on the bodice and the central velvet skirt panel are links to historical costume. The original owner, a baroness or banker's wife from the donator Ernestine Henriette van Boetzelaer-Royaards' family, had the dress altered. The metres of silk which form the skirt are gathered together in decorative pleats at the centre of the back. Empty 'tunnels' in the lining of the skirt betray an earlier fashion silhouette: that of the queue de Paris or tournure, which reached its height after 1885.

This object is now not on display in the museum

Title

Tweedelige Japon bestaande uit lijfje en rok

Dating

1896

Material and technique

zijde; fluweel; passement; kant

Object number

10592/001-002

Object type

dameskleding, japon, jurk

Acquisition

schenking 1950

Dimensions

lengte lijfje 47 cm

lengte mouw met kant 30 cm

lengte rok met sleep 140.5 cm

zoomwijdte 450 cm

hoogte cm

breedte cm

diepte cm

Inscriptions and markings

    Documentation

    • Uit de Mode : collectie van het Centraal Museum, Voorw. Bart Rutten, tekst Ninke Bloemberg, Anne-Karlijn van Kesteren, Rosalie Sloof … [et al.], (Utrecht, 2017), p. 84, afb. in kleur p. 85

    Exhibitions

    • Uit de Mode, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, 2017

    • Wat schafte de pot een eeuw geleden bij boer en burgemeester?, Veluws Museum Nairac, Barneveld, 2003 - 2004

    Persistent url

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    https://hdl.handle.net/21.12130/collect.CD614937-6A3C-42F6-B327-6EB81413CD47

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