Diamond tiara circa 1826
Thank you to simonerein:
Eccezionale Antica Tiara in Diamanti
Christie’s Auction: CEPTIONAL ANTIQUE DIAMOND TIARA IN
composed of numerous flowers, buds, leaves and ears old cut diamonds in yellow gold, with seven marquise-cut diamonds mounted on ouches rolled back, beginning sec. XIX, within original box which also contained earrings in lot 470 natural pearls and natural pearls long necklace lot 471
From a document of the following are shown to us by the seller information we report only as a historical curiosity:
Tiara with group of flowers and natural ears with gold (topaz?) Which is divided into two pieces in order to “be able to have use of the notice and Boche performed in 1826 by jeweler Thomas Zamparo commissioned by the ND Co.ssa Dona Marina -Grimani on the occasion of the marriage of his son designed NHCO. Marco Antonio with NDCo.ssa Catherine Manin.
Watch out for this costume at the Jane Austen Festival in Bath! Ensemble, réunissant une jupe, un corsage et un col, vers 1810-1815, jupe en mousseline de coton des Indes brodée au point de chaînette d’une haute bordure de feuillages, roses, lilas, muguets et autres fleurs des champs. Corsage taille haute en mousseline pékinée, croisé devant, décolleté en v, manches longues ajustées bordées de volants en dentelle de Lille. Col volanté en mousseline à la forme d’un croissant de lune, (rares petits trous, reprises anciennes, sans taille). My bad google translation: Together, bringing a skirt, a blouse and a collar to 1810-1815, chiffon skirt Indian cotton embroidered chain stitch a top border of leaves, roses, lilacs, lilies and other flowers. Bodice high waist chiffon pékinée, cross front v-neck, long fitted sleeves lined with lace ruffles Lille. Chiffon ruffled collar shape of a crescent moon (rare small holes, old times, no cutting).
I have an event in a few weeks and I have a feeling I might might something similar to this gown. I find the short sleeved spencer (in this case it is referred to as a caraco) to be very interesting.
Ensemble réunissant une jupe, un caraco et une guimpe, vers 1815-1820, jupe volantée en organdi brodée dans le bas d’un semis de marguerites, guirlandes de fleurs et festons. Caraco dans un petit façonné soie en oeil de perdrix de ton champagne, manches ballon travaillées en fronces retenues par de petits noeuds. Décolleté souligné par une ganse de satin, fermeture lacée dans le dos. Guimpe assortie à grand col festonné (quelques reprises sur la jupe, état superbe pour le caraco).
My bad google translation: Bringing together a skirt, a jacket and a wimple, to 1815-1820, ruffled organza skirt embroidered at the bottom of a planting daisies, flower garlands and festoons. Caraco in a small shaped silk birdseye your champagne, balloon sleeves worked in pleats used by small knots. Neckline highlighted by a braid of satin, lace closure in the back. Wimple matched with large scalloped collar (a few times on the skirt, superb condition for the jacket).
Unfortunately the Musée Des Beaux-Arts De Lyon’s website is down but I can still share the inspiration for my new gown with you!
The original text reads: “C’est une robe-chemise blanche en mousseline de coton, à traîne, à manches courtes et au décolleté carré. Elle date de 1805 : On l’appelle demi-parure. C’est la tenue idéale que Juliette Récamier pouvait porter le soir pour briller en société ou aller au bal, mais ce n’est pas non plus une robe de Cour”.
Please forgive my terrible English translation (assisted by Google translate when I got stuck): ” A dress of white cotton muslin, train, short sleeves and square neckline. It dates from 1805 and is called a half-set. This is the perfect outfit that Juliette Recamier would wear in the evening (google translate says) to shine in society (?), or go to the ball, but this is not a Court gown. ”
Thank you to Stéphane Casali for his beautiful portraits from the Hodson event. The rest of the gallery can be seen here.
I have one class left in this semester and the Tudor Tailor book launch (I can’t wait to see our hard work in print!) on Friday. I promise I will start keeping up with my blog! I still have to tell you all about the Titanic II London Launch, I’ve been terrible I’m so sorry everyone!
I’m home! I feel that I must apologize in advance as this week is going to be extremely busy and I won’t have much time to blog! I have to be in class tomorrow, go in Thursday and try to prepare for a final fitting next week on my WWI Nurse, and prepare for the London launch of the Titanic II on Saturday!
I was going to make one post and talk about my costumes that I made for the Hodshon Huis Ball in Haarlem but I’m a bit rushed on time this week. I’ve been terribly naughty by not updating The Mended Soul and once life settles down I’ll get on that right away!
Until then I’ll post a sneak peek of my very first pelisse (see! I do smile in photos!), the dinner, and my favorite lemon tart! I was offered one slice and instead I passed my slice to the waiter (technically they were called our servants but I wasn’t very comfortable with that term) and took the whole plate from him!
Many of my friends have very kindly told me that I resemble Hortense de Beauharnais and so I decided that it would only be fitting to base my ball gown on her portrait.
I hope these will suffice until I am able to make a proper post!
Oh look it’s a new dress I have to make now.
Green & gold silk tqaffeta, square neckline, draw string back neckline, very high narrow inset waistband, CB knife pleated into waistband, tubular long sleeves, small train, B 32”, High W 27”, L 48”-53”, (stains on F skirt, bodice & sleeves probably altered from an earlier style) very good. BM
Today is the 200th birthday of Pride and Prejudice! I am so proud to be able to live in the UK and celebrate this momentous occasion!
I feel it would be a little unfair to use an Etsy photo without explaining what it is and who it belongs too. I have an Etsy addiction, as a creator I feel it’s much better to buy something handmade and original than to buy something mass produced. These little journals are a perfect example of why! I must admit I am quite taken with their beauty, originality, and their price! I am a huge fan of the P&P cover (which I am hoping will still be there by the end of the day as I am very much in love with it) but also of the London cover (and now I am n love with the Juliet cover).
As a regular participant of Regency dancing and a firm costumer of the early 19th I want to wish you all a very Austen day! I hope that no matter where you are in this vast world, the beauty of the written word continues to inspire you. I hope your day is happy and filled with joy and I send love to you all.