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The Ninth Day of an 1862 Christmas…

On the ninth day of Christmas the 1862 Committee gave to me… nine Ladies Dancing   This bodice and skirt, made of jaquard-woven silk trimmed with satin and lined with glazed cotton, was donated to the Victoria and Albert Museum … Continue reading

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The Eighth Day of an 1862 Christmas…

On the eighth day of Christmas the 1862 Committee gave to me… eight Maids a Milking   This teapot was made as part of a service displayed at the 1862 International Exhibition.  In April 1862 the Melbourne newspaper, The Argus, … Continue reading

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