Man's sweater vest

British
1940s


Dimensions

Center back: 52.1 cm (20 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2011.2305

Medium or Technique

Wool? Flax?

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Magenta and beige yarn man’s sweater vest of simple handmade knit-purl facture. Front closes at center with 6 small beige plastic buttons and contains a geometric motif of beige design on magenta ground. Back is solid magenta. The vest neck, bottom, arm holes, and front edge have a 1 inch border in beige. The front has two pockets at waist, their opening is edged in beige, with the design continuous over them. The knit density is about 6.5 stitches an inch.

Provenance

By 2011, Leslie Verrinder of TinTin Collectibles, London; 2011, sold by TinTin Collectibles to Jean and Frederic Sharf, Chestnut Hill, MA; 2011, year-end gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf to the MFA. (Accession date: January 25, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf