Costumes, (2), circus, clowns' jumpsuits, silk/velvet/lace/metal, [Guillaume Jandaschewsky], unknown, 1890-1930
Clownsuits (2), full length, longsleeved jumpsuits of red silk, loose fitting with very full trousers, gathered at wrists and ankles, fastening at centre front, with a pocket at either side, elaborate applique decoration, consisting of velvet, silk, sequins and metallic thread, motifs include, peacocks, doves, flowers and calligraphic characters. The suits are fragile, and hand sewn repairs are evident.
(-1) Clownsuit as above, with a zippered front and orange satin ruffles around the pocket openings.
(-2) Clownsuit as above, with button fastenings, lace collar and ruffle, and lace trim below either pocket. This suit is particularly fragile and has been repaired many times.
(-3) Gold sequins (33), which have come off clownsuits, contained in a mylar envelope.