Sunday, August 28, 2011

Hand Colored Engraved Fashion Plate - Party Ladies!

This plate has no information either, so once again I hope a kind reader fills us in. But it's clear they are at a party, maybe a masquerade ball? You won't be able to miss the aprons or the hats, but look closely and find the pockets, the purse, the bows and all that handwork. Wow.


  1. Oh goodness! Those are all so cute I want to make every single one of them right away!

    What can I tell you about the image - it's definitely late 1840s, very early 1850s. The lady on the far right is dressed as Madame du Barry or a Porcelain Shepherdess. I think the lady in the red jacket is supposed to be Medieval. I'm really not sure about the other two, but they sure are adorable!

  2. I was so hoping you'd come along and help us out. I figured these must be themes, but the meanings are so obscure to our eyes. It speaks well of your skills that you can get this close.
    Thanks so much.

  3. If anybody is interested in some other posts about costumes (these are from the 1920's);