'Ecarlate' (scarlet); La Ligne Y Object: Cocktail dress Place of origin: Paris, France (made) Date: 1955 (made) Artist/Maker: Dior, born 1905 - died 1957 (designer) Materials and Techniques: Silk grosgrain, lined with silk, nylon and organza net, and tulle; with metal coil 'boning' in the bodice
circa 9th - 11th Century AD Anglo Saxon/viking Finger Ring A twisted wire copper-alloy finger ring possibly dating to the late Anglo-Saxon or the post medieval period. The wire is circular in section, uniform in width and coiled three times to form the band, the ends of which are wrapped around the hoop to bind them together. Made from multiple bands with a bezel of knotted appearance, is more likely to belong to the late Anglo-Saxon period with the arrival of Viking culture.
Thick wool fabric lends a sculptural quality to the ‘mariner’s cuff’ on this strictly utilitarian garment. Such a style of cuff was first seen on the coats worn by naval officers in the 1740s (navy uniform was not made official until 1748) and became a popular feature of both men’s fashionable coats and ladies’ riding jackets. A vertical opening with a scalloped flap runs parallel to the length of the sleeve and intersects the cuff.