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Chasuble of pale blue silk damask ground. Embroidered with two types of silver gilt thread and with silver gilt strip, spangles and metal ornaments inlaid and couched work, partially raised.

Lined with silk, fancy twill weave. The chasuble is cut with a long straight-edged back and a fiddle-back front. False orphreys are defined by lines of angular scrolls and shell shapes. A Rococo pattern of flowers, angular motifs and shells covers the entire ground and is worked across the orphrey lines.

Details

  • Title: Chasuble
  • Creator: Comper, John Ninian Sir
  • Date Created: 1730/1734
  • Location: Piedmont
  • Physical Dimensions: Length: 1060 mm back, Width: 700 mm back Measured by Conservation, Length: 910 mm front, Width: 640 mm front, Length: 1070 mm display length Measured by Conservation, Weight: 1.22 kg
  • Medium: Silk damask embroidered in silver gilt and lined in woven silk

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