A dress from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, circa 1863. Love the unexpected color combination and the graphic quality of the decoration.

A dress from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, circa 1863. Love the unexpected color combination and the graphic quality of the decoration.

Zouave dress ca. early 1860s. Three pieces (bodice, skirt, bolero jacket). Jacket and skirt of light caramel brown silk faille with shirred white tulle trim on sleeves and velvet ribbon and lace motifs. Bodice of white canvas covered in front with brown taffeta; closes front with 11 buttons. Danish National Museum

Zouave dress ca. early 1860s. Three pieces (bodice, skirt, bolero jacket). Jacket and skirt of light caramel brown silk faille with shirred white tulle trim on sleeves and velvet ribbon and lace motifs. Bodice of white canvas covered in front with brown taffeta; closes front with 11 buttons. Danish National Museum

Dress Date: ca. 1857 Culture: European Medium: silk Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Edwin R. Metcalf, 1969 Accession Number: C.I.69.32.2a, b

Dress Date: ca. 1857 Culture: European Medium: silk Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Edwin R. Metcalf, 1969 Accession Number: C.I.69.32.2a, b

Cartier High Jewelry earrings White gold, two ruby drops totaling 21.47 carats, emerald eyes, two natural pearls, onyx, brilliants. http://www.cartier.us/collections/jewelry/exceptional-creations/lodyssee-de-cartier-parcours-dun-style-12704/china-strength-and-finesse-12704

Cartier High Jewelry earrings White gold, two ruby drops totaling 21.47 carats, emerald eyes, two natural pearls, onyx, brilliants. http://www.cartier.us/collections/jewelry/exceptional-creations/lodyssee-de-cartier-parcours-dun-style-12704/china-strength-and-finesse-12704

CHANGEABLE SILK BROCADE GOWN, c. 1855. 1-piece grey with blue and platinum floral, boned bodice having pleated open bell sleeve and capelet decorated with fringed ribbon and self piping, lace under-sleeves and collar, full skirt with front pleats and back gauged gathers, brown linen bodice lining, pocket and hem backing.

CHANGEABLE SILK BROCADE GOWN, c. 1855. 1-piece grey with blue and platinum floral, boned bodice having pleated open bell sleeve and capelet decorated with fringed ribbon and self piping, lace under-sleeves and collar, full skirt with front pleats and back gauged gathers, brown linen bodice lining, pocket and hem backing.

A jadeite and diamond disc necklace The pendant set with three bright green jadeite hoops of good translucency, the largest measuring approximately 28.4mm x 5.3mm, and suspending a jadeite disc within, all joined by highly articulated brilliant-cut diamond-set links, and suspended from a three-row chain with spectacle-set brilliant-cut diamond accents, the diamonds estimated to weigh approximately 2.20 carats in total, pendant length 9.2cm, necklace length 41.0cm

A jadeite and diamond disc necklace The pendant set with three bright green jadeite hoops of good translucency, the largest measuring approximately 28.4mm x 5.3mm, and suspending a jadeite disc within, all joined by highly articulated brilliant-cut diamond-set links, and suspended from a three-row chain with spectacle-set brilliant-cut diamond accents, the diamonds estimated to weigh approximately 2.20 carats in total, pendant length 9.2cm, necklace length 41.0cm

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