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Ascot

Designer:
Charvet Chemisier
Date:
1890–99
Culture:
French
Medium:
silk, linen
Dimensions:
35 1/2 in. (90.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. Frederick H. Prince, Jr., 1967
Accession Number:
2009.300.3859a, b
Not on view
Neckwear of the late 19th century was generally chosen to add color to the otherwise somber suit. This ascot, with its vibrant plum and subdued black pinstripes, is a high quality example of elegant men's neckwear of the period. It is in its original state with a detachable collar and the initials of the donor's husband inside.
Marking: Label (a): "Charvet Chemisier/25, Place Vendôme/Paris"
Initials embroidered in red (b): "FHP"
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