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Allessandro Allori's Study of a Woman with a Tray, 1570-80, note the pocket and lacy apron edging!

Apron | unknown | V Search the Collections Apron Place of origin: England, Great Britain (made) Date: 1580-1600 (made) Artist/Maker: Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Linen, hand-sewn and hand-embroidered Credit Line: Given by Captain A M Hughes Museum number: T.87-1917 Gallery location: In Storage

Plate 13: "Herring, pickled herring". Apron has a center pocket to support her purse. Red suit of apparel with partlet, apron and bagged coif. Apron pocket lined in matching red. Yellow binding at neckline, cuffs, waistline, hem and bordering apron. Same large shallow basket balanced on head as bean-seller.

Apron made in Britain 1580-1600. linen possibly unfinished, normally would have had lace added to edges and possibly more colors added to the embroidery.

Alessandro Allori ca1580 Woman at her toilette. Pocket, apron with lace, laces attaching bodice to skirt?

Shoemaker's aprons. This apron comes up to a point at the collar. Ties around the neck and waist, more images in the link.

Kostüme der Männer und Frauen in Augsburg und Nürnberg, Deutschland, Europa, Orient und Afrika - BSB Cod.icon. 341. 1580, Ausburg. Curious apron pattern.

Saxony lineage b | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

..c.1940's doing the dishes - What is her apron made of? It looks almost plastic-y, and waterproof?, but it still has frills around the edges. Why don't they make those anymore?! I'm always getting my shirts wet when I wash dishes or clean the counters!

  • Mo Quintana

    Looks like oilcloth, like the stuff some reusable shopping bags are made of

1550-1555 Isotta Brembati Grumelli attributed to Giovanni Battista Moroni (Accademia Carrara, Bergamo, Provincia di Bergamo Italy). Isotta's partlet matches the under-partlet in the previous image. She is wearing it over a chemise decorated with red embroidery something like English blackwork. The puffed cloth ornaments protruding through her sleeve rolls match the partlet.

Cod. Pal. germ. 848: Große Heidelberger Liederhandschrift (Codex Manesse) (Zürich, ca. 1300 bis ca. 1340), Fol 381r

Zwei Wunder aus der Kindheit des hl. Nikolaus Hans Traut Nurnberg, Ende 15.Jhr BNM-Munich Inv.NR MA 2789