A absolute rare found from France around 1870 ..... an fully original 5 piece all original antique and authentic French adult Polichinelle silk Costume , very beautiful and color full costume included is a typical Jacket and pair of pants , leather shoes , high bonnet and face mask .
Has all complete generally excellent condition to age , a fantastic piece in Museums quality too display !!
The Polichinelle was an typical French character figure well known for his pranks like an Punch and was a very popular figure in France from 1850 until to 1920 . This silk costume comes from an adult worn on special funfair or road party at the 18th. century , all complete hand sewn of silk satin in wonderful different colors ..... very color full and ornate with gild trim and bells. Jacket with traditional padded hump at front and back and lined with hand made cotton . Matching trousers and typical high card board hat covered matching to the costume. Also an black netting face mask all hand painted and with rest of mohair hair and as finally touch an matching pair of leather shoes with long front like a hump , all together in same color combination and generally excellent condition. Has closure of hand made silk button and button holes ..... all original !!!
Note small melting parts ... all not disturbing of this fantastic and absolute rare to find costume !! One of a kind and a treasure for an victorian Costume collection ...............
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