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Lot 0317
Ivory faille trimmed with pistachio silk satin having day and evening bodices, the day bodice having over-the-elbow length sleeve puffed at the shoulder with front and back point and bow detail, back-lacing off-the-shoulder evening bodice with with ruched cap, pleated satin insert and bow details, trimmed in tulle, trained skirt with satin center panel having large bows. Lot 140 at Christie's Auction July 11, 1967. Helen Larson called this auction the "Queen's Auction" due to so many objects with royal provenance in the sale, the ensemble was part of a larger group of objects: "The majority of the following dresses were the property of the late Princess Marie Elizabeth of Wied of Schloss Monrepos, Neuwied (b. 1880); many earlier dresses belonged to her grandmother, Princess Louise of Prussia", B-36, W-30, L-45-64. (Green silk is shattering, minor soil and faint stains to train, day bodice has scattered pinholes), evening bodice has a few ink marks). Matching green satin pumps with bow vamp and bow strap across instep, 10 inches with a 1 1/2 inch heel, (splits). Fair.

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Estimate $300 - $400Apr 28, 2018