Willow Hilson Vintage

"Flying Cranes" Vintage 1950's Silk Embroidered Flying Crane & River Scene Jacket UK 10-16 US 6-12


This original 1950's black polished silk jacket, fully embroidered with a pattern of wild cranes, botanical scenery, water, fish and flowers, is a rare piece to behold.

The V shaped neckline of the jacket is framed by a notched collar, embroidered with flying cranes and botanical embroidery, edged with black braiding along the sides of the collar. The simple shoulder line sets off the wide cut sleeves, which boast circular embroidered patterns along the top, and are edged with decorative embroidery along each cuff, finished with black floral braiding. The elegant wide cut of the jacket, showcases incredible silk embroidered scenes, which frame the simple frog knot button fastenings. The back of the jacket boasts a longer hemline.Finished with high vents along each side seam, and edged with floral braiding along the vents and hemline, this breathtaking jacket showcases the craftsmanship of the era. 

This jacket is fully lined in silk.

Label: None

Measurements of the Jacket

Shoulder to Shoulder: 16 inches

Armpit to Armpit Front: up to 42 inches

Shoulder to Hem Front: 30 inches

Shoulder to Hem Back : 32 inches 

Shoulder to end of Sleeve: 120 inches

Size: UK 10-16 US 6-12

Closures: This jacket fastens with 2 frog button and loops 

Condition: This jacket is in near perfect vintage condition. Very light thread lighting to the gold lamé embroidery along the back of the collar. An internal mend along the inside of the back of the collar to the silk lining. Very light colour variation to some of the silk embroidery. These minor issues are in no way visible when the jacket is being worn, and do not detract from the beauty of this piece. Please refer to the photographs as they form part of the condition report. 

Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned or hand washed with great care.

Fabric: Polished silk, Silk Embroidery, Silk Lined 

Vintage garments have been previously worn and lovingly cared for, they may however have a blemish or two. Here at Willow Hilson, we try our very best to note all the details of each garment, although we may sometimes overlook things, which we do apologise for. Please do not expect perfection, unless stated so.

Please make sure you check all the measurements of the garment before purchasing. Vintage garment sizes are not the same as those of today. To ensure the best fit, we suggest you measure you favourite similar style garment and compare it to the measurements we have listed. 

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