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Irish Crochet Jacket
c 1910

Fantastic three dimensional motifs.  This would make a wonderful jacket for a bride. Just have a skirt made and you would really look so different. This jacket would fit a size 8 UK.; size 4 USA. The fastening of the buttons and loops cuff area can be expanded. Hand criochet, Ireland being the main producer of this lace after 1900. It is said to have originated from Italian 17th century needlepoint lace. Most of which was made in sourthern Italy in convents. 


Round neck with front opening, the oval crochet buttons secure with a loop fastening, a peplum which lengthens to the back, long sleeves with six mother of pearl buttons and loop fastenings, the shoulder sleeve slightly puffed, the whole worked with sprays of leaves and three dimensional flowers.

Underarm 36 in; 92 cm

Back neck to hem 23 in; 59 cm

Underarm sleeve to cuff 17 in; 43 cm.


Excellent. There are a couple of breaks to the crochet, but easily repaired.


For similar technqieu there is a wonderful dress in Kyoto Costume Institute. See Fashion p 342/3.

Price: £750 | $990 | €840