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Ayrshire mid1800s FINE Embroidered HEIRLOOM Christening Gown-Vase, Flowers

Ayrshire mid1800s FINE Embroidered HEIRLOOM Christening Gown-Vase, Flowers
Ayrshire mid1800s FINE Embroidered HEIRLOOM Christening Gown-Vase, Flowers
Ayrshire mid1800s FINE Embroidered HEIRLOOM Christening Gown-Vase, Flowers
Ayrshire mid1800s FINE Embroidered HEIRLOOM Christening Gown-Vase, Flowers
Ayrshire mid1800s FINE Embroidered HEIRLOOM Christening Gown-Vase, Flowers
Ayrshire mid1800s FINE Embroidered HEIRLOOM Christening Gown-Vase, Flowers
Ayrshire mid1800s FINE Embroidered HEIRLOOM Christening Gown-Vase, Flowers
Ayrshire mid1800s FINE Embroidered HEIRLOOM Christening Gown-Vase, Flowers
Ayrshire mid1800s FINE Embroidered HEIRLOOM Christening Gown-Vase, Flowers
Ayrshire mid1800s FINE Embroidered HEIRLOOM Christening Gown-Vase, Flowers
Ayrshire mid1800s FINE Embroidered HEIRLOOM Christening Gown-Vase, Flowers
Ayrshire mid1800s FINE Embroidered HEIRLOOM Christening Gown-Vase, Flowers

Ayrshire mid1800s FINE Embroidered HEIRLOOM Christening Gown-Vase, Flowers    Ayrshire mid1800s FINE Embroidered HEIRLOOM Christening Gown-Vase, Flowers

Ayrshire mid1800s FINE Embroidered HEIRLOOM Christening Gown-Vase, Flowers. This christening gown from the mid-1800s is sure to become a treasured heirloom. The Ayrshire embroidery on the bodice is lavish [and perfect] of an urn or vase with two stylized flowers, clusters of berries and leaves in raised, padded satin stitch, cutwork and extraordinary drawnwork. Both bodice and skirt employ a number of different drawnwork techniques - the open spaces have such variety! Please enlarge the photos and examine the fine handwork on this soft and sheer cotton batiste gown.

You can see the tiny flowers inside the "wheels" with star-shaped spokes. It has a double-capped sleeve. The embroidery is dense and fine on the bodice.

It is even more ornate and open on the skirt with three large flowers, more leaves and berries and filled-in arabesques, and the embroidery winds all the way up the center front panel to the embroidered band just below the bodice. It ties in the back with a tiny drawstring that can adjust the back to make it smaller by about 3 inches.

An unadorned small ruffle is at the neckline in back. As with many of these, there is no drawstring at the waistband, one would need to add a fastener there, if desired. The band is not lined internally. The front panel is edged with a row of tiny circles and has a folded back, scalloped edge. The lower edge, neckline, and sleeves are also edged with scallops with tiny cut-out flowers and leaves.

Photos #17 and 18 show the bodice front panel externally [left] and on the inside [right]. Measurements are taken lying flat from the outside, so please double where applicable. Shoulders Across Back at top band: 9 ½, can be drawn in to 6 ½. Sleeve, shoulder to tip: 3 ¾. Sleeve from underarm to end: 1.

Total length from top of shoulder in front: 46 ½. Total length from center back: 44 ½. The condition is excellent, but not without a few flaws.

There are two holes of about 1/8. One is in the front near the folded-back edge of the front panel, approximately 1 from the lower edge [photo #12] and one in the back about 1 ½ from lower edge. There is a small spot near here, as well, both are shown in photo #11. There is a split near the right side seam of about ¾, also at the lower quarter of the skirt.

The waistband will need a fastener at the discretion of the new owner. This item weighs 5 ounces unpackaged. This package will be insured. Merchandise will be marked at the sales price, as required by the U. This item will be insured.

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This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage\Children's Vintage Clothing\Christening Outfits". The seller is "halcyonevintage" and is located in Woodinville, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.

  • Size: 0-3 Months
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Decade: mid 1800's
  • Gender: Kids Unisex
  • Color: White
  • Material: Cotton Lawn
  • Look: Victorian

Ayrshire mid1800s FINE Embroidered HEIRLOOM Christening Gown-Vase, Flowers    Ayrshire mid1800s FINE Embroidered HEIRLOOM Christening Gown-Vase, Flowers