Lost my source (sorry!) 1862 Costume Ball. Photographer: Joseph Albert (Don’t know who originally found the source but cheers!)
2. Portrait of two ladies at Märchenball von “Jung-München” (one of the three great art societies in Munich) in costume. Photographed by Franz Hanfstaengl. c. 1862
3. Portrait of participant of the Märchenball von “Jung-München” (one of the three great art societies in Munich) in costume. Photographed by Franz Hanfstaengl. c. 1862
4. Anna Pavlova Dressed in costume for The fairy doll - photograph by Matzene Studio - c. possibly 1916
26” (66 cm.) Paper-mache solid domed head with heavily-lidded inset enamel eyes,high painted brows,aquiline nose,closed mouth,hand-tied brunette human hair wig,attached lower arms,wooden torso with well-detailed hips and stomach to accommodate fashions of its time,dowel-jointing at shoulders,elbows,hips and knees,carved definition of toes. Condition: head restored,hands replaced,otherwise excellent. Comments: Northern Italy,18th century. Value Points: wonderful original body torso with well-shaped elongated legs,and outstanding early costume of woven silk with homespun lining,bone-shaped bodice with back lacing closure,sleeves designed open at the back with silk tie ribbons,gilt metallic borders,along with original under-blouse/chemise,petticoat,hand-woven warm stockings,and hand-stitched sandals with gemstone accents and silk (matching gown) soles.
I’ve been meaning to post this for some time now but I kept forgetting to share it.
I came across this fashion plate and immediately recognized the gown.
Costume Parisien 1810
Evening dress worn by the Countess of Palfi, date missing (1810’s?), Châteaux de Malmaison et Bois-Préau Malmaison.