27 janvier 2016

Fan, 1760s, Netherlands

Fan, 1760s, Netherlands. Leaf hand-painted with garden, fruit and human figures; open-work ivory sticks with silver and gold inlay. 28.0cm (length) / 51.0cm (width). AC5778 88-19-7. ©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Toru Kogure. The entire leaf of this folding fan is illustrated with precise figures of Rococo period courtiers relaxing in a garden. The ivory sticks are decorated with elaborate open-work and silver and gold decoration. This fan provides proof of the high quality of craftwork in the period. ... [Lire la suite]
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26 janvier 2016

Dress ("robe à la française"), c. 1765, France

Dress ("robe à la française"), c. 1765, France. Light-blue Lyon silk chiné with cartouche-enclosed floral motif; self-fabric trim; double-flounced cuffs; matching stomacher and petticoat. AC5317 86-8-5AE. ©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Toru Kogure. This dress represent the most sophisticated and delicate spirit of the rococo style. The fabric with the water-blotting pattern was called "chiné à la branche" in French. The pattern was printed onto the warp prior to weaving. In Europe, the "chiné" technique was... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2016

Dress ("robe à la française"), c. 1760, France

Dress ("robe à la française"), c. 1760, (fabric: c. 1750), France. Orange Lyons brocade with plant pattern, trims; double-flounced pagoda sleeves; stomacher, petticoat in matching fabric. AC5373 86-18-4AC. ©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Toru Kogure. This is a typical Rococo period women's dress, "robe à la française". The ensemble shown here consists of a gown, the petticoat much like what we would call a skirt today, and a stomacher made in a triangular panel shape. The gown opens in the front, and has large... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2016

Dress ("robe à la française"), c. 1760, England

Dress ("robe à la française"), c. 1760, England. Yellow silk taffeta (lustring), matching trim; double-flounced pagoda sleeves; matching petticoat. AC5761 88-11AB. ©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Toru Kogure. A typical 18th century women's dress, "robe à la française". The color has a golden shine, resonating with the glossy brilliance of the crisp silk. In early Christian culture, yellow was seen as the color of heretics, and held in contempt until medieval times. In China, yellow was the color of the... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2016

Dress ("robe à la française"), c. 1760, England

Dress ("robe à la française"), c. 1760, England. Off-white Spitalfields silk brocade of gold, silver, and polychrome threads with plant pattern; trimmed with gold lace and silver gauze; matching stomacher and petticoat. AC4891 84-23-1AC. ©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Taishi Hirokawa. This dress, made from the gorgeous silk brocade on a white background made in Spitalfields, had come down from a Scottish castle. Three kinds of gold threads and 11 colors silk threads weaved floral pattern, on the background of... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2016

Dress ("robe à la française"), c. 1760, France?

Dress ("robe à la française"), c. 1760, France?. White and pink plaid silk taffeta; double flounced pagoda sleeves; stomacher with échelle of ribbon; engageantes; quilles, and lappets of Argentan lace. AC4628 83-21-1AB. ©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Toru Kogure The woman's dress of the 18th century is characterized by the light pastel color and the decorations such as lace, ribbons, and artificial flowers. Especially, lace, created with the most delicate handwork techniques, was significant in enriching... [Lire la suite]
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26 janvier 2016

Detail of a mantua, England, 1740-1745

Detail of a mantua, England, 1740-1745, embroidered silk with coloured silk and metal threads, Victoria and Albert Museum © V&A Images
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26 janvier 2016

Detail of the back of a robe à la française made in England from Chinese painted silk, c 1770s

Detail of the back of a robe à la française made in England from Chinese painted silk, c 1770s. Victoria and Albert Museum
26 janvier 2016

Detail sleeve, Robe à la francaise, French, c. 1750–75

Detail sleeve, Robe à la francaise, French, c. 1750–75, silk. Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1959, C.I.59.29.1a, b © 2000–2015 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
26 janvier 2016

Detail sleeve, Robe à la francaise, probably Portugal, c. 1720

Detail sleeve, Robe à la francaise, probably Portugal, c. 1720. Salmon coloured ribbed silk, lavishly embroidered with floral motifs. Museu Nacional do Traje. Photo Carlos Monteiro, 2004 © DGPC