Lace, Mother-of-pearl [pinctada maxima], Organza
Killerton, Devon (Accredited Museum)
Part of a christening dress and accessories; Christening dress, white organza with all-over embroidered white flower sprig motif. Round neck and yoke edged with lace. Short puffed sleeves finished with frill of lace. Centre back half opening fastens with three tiny mother-of-pearl buttons. Deep turned skirt hem. Bottom of skirt has two scalloped rows of lace for decoration. 1961 (circa)
made for donor by Miss E.P.Miller for donor's children's christenings. First daughter in 1961 and then son in 1965 worn in Surrey.