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This silk Christening gown was made from twin girl's Communion dresses nearly 30 yrs old. This baby is the 1st to wear the new heirloom gown.

This silk Christening gown was made from twin girl's Communion dresses nearly 30 yrs old. This baby is the to wear the new heirloom gown.

1843 French Christening gown at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - A christening gown this opulent must have belonged to a child from a wealthy family.  And he was - this was worn by Prince Constantin Belosselsky-Belozersky, who was a member of a Russian aristocratic family.  In that case, perhaps the gown was ordered in France and then sent off to Russia, since France by this point was known for its high quality of fashion.

1843 French Christening gown at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - worn by Prince Constantin Belosselsky-Belozersky, who was a member of a Russian aristocratic family.