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Rare Pierrot jacket from the rococo period, ca. 1775. Origin England. According to the style it is a Pierrot à l'Anglaise. Made of water blue silk; a floral motif is woven into it. Circumferential decoration of silk, which is laid in folds. Black border for colour contrast. Original lace sleeve inserts. Semicircular neckline. The jacket is laced in the front. The lacing is not visible. The fabric is excellently preserved; the appliquéd cream-colored lace is missing in some places. The decoration is not included. Very rare to find.
About the term Pierrot jacket: Pierrot means "sparrow" in French. Thanks to the strong emphasis on the breast and the small peplum at the back, the women looked like "little birds". The association with sparrows was then (perhaps) obvious.