Exquisite couturier costume! It fit for 23” (58 cm) doll. Especially nice for bebe Jumeau,Steiner,Bru, Eden …. Modeled by bebe Jumeau size 10. Please check the measurements on your doll.
Made from antique materials with high quality, extremely soft textures and sumptuous combination of cobalt blue,ivory,aquamarine, rose, fuchsia, golden and greens colours.
Completely sewn by hand with minuscule stitch!
Both pieces made of cobalt blue silk brocade with motif of arabesque and flowers, ethereal pure silk in white ivory shade beautifully embroidered with lot of roses and leaves in pure silk threads and adorned with early valenciennes lace insertion.
The Dress features natural waistline ornate with delicate pure silk bows and pure silk tatted trim. The underskirt is fine batiste with scalloped beige lace ruffle. The neckline, sleeves and bodice ornate with scalloped valenciennes lace. Lovely “secret pocket” inside the bodice.The back closes with 5 pairs of black metal hooks and eyes and it’s decorated with huge brocade bow.
The Dress measures 8” (20 cm) across shoulders (from shoulder seam to shoulder seam), 15,5” (39,5 cm) shoulder to hemline, 14” (36 cm) around the waist and 18” ( 46 cm) around the chest. The sleeves measures 5,5” (14 cm) from under arm to hemline and 6,5” (16,5 cm) from the shoulder seam to hemline.
The Bonnet fully lined: it has a layer of ecru soft flannel covered by ecru gauze and adorned with different valenciennes lace trims at the inside. The brim ornate with gathered valenciennes lace, pure silk tatted trim and cobalt blue pure silk tassels. Brocade pipping on the neckline. Decorated with a beautiful tassel piece, fully hand made with turquoise tiny beads and edged by golden metal tiny jewelry pieces.
The Bonnet measures aprox. 12” (30 cm) side to side through the brim -at the front and 9 1/4” (23,5 cm) around the neckline.
The Basket measures aprox. 1,5” (4 cm) diameter of the base, 3” (7,5 cm) diameter at the top and 4,5” (11 cm) from the base to the top -handle included. This is and old wicker basket, covered by same materials as the dress and ornate with brocade pipping al around the circular top. Decorated with antique millinery flowers bouquet: forget-me-nots, roses and leaves with silk and linen petals...
Very good to Excellent Condition. Only the pure silk of the dress has some browning tiny stains and -pin size- tiny holes due to age. Meticulous attention to detail...Absolutely beautiful costume...
This listing is for the Dress, Bonnet and Basket only, the doll is not included. Please do not hesitate to contact me for any question. Thanks for visiting my shop!