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Mid-length purple coat with long sleeves and broad collar. Large purple plastic buttons down front and as closures on each breast-pocket. Lined with purple silk. Interior label: "VICTOR STIEBEL AT JACQMAR 18 GROSVENOR ST. LONDON, W.I."


2012, sold by Leslie Verrinder, Tintin Collectibles, London, England to Frederic A. Sharf, Chesnut Hill, MA; 2013, gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf to the MFA. (Accession date: February 27, 2013)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf

English, about 1955

  • Designed by Victor Stiebel, English, born in South Africa, 1907–1976
  • Designed for Jacqmar, English (founded 1932)

Center back: 105.4 cm (41 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave, silk plain weave lining


Textiles and Fashion Arts