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Border

Border

  • Place of origin:

    England (possibly, made)
    France (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1700 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Thread of copper-gilt wound on a yellow silk core, built up in chains with a hooked needle

  • Museum number:

    T.24-1980

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Metallic lace border, built up from chains of thread made with a hooked needle. The very open pattern consists of a curving open stem decorated with simplified leaves and forming compartments containing stylised flowers. It is reminiscent both of the later Baroque laces and of the small-patterned Brussels lace of ca. 1700.

Technically the lace is a form of crochet and may be the chain lace mentioned in English inventories and accounts of the 17th century.

The thread is of copper-gilt wound on a yellow silk core.

Place of Origin

England (possibly, made)
France (possibly, made)

Date

ca. 1700 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Thread of copper-gilt wound on a yellow silk core, built up in chains with a hooked needle

Dimensions

Length: 58 in, Width: 4 in

Descriptive line

Metallic lace border, England, ca.1700

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Levey, Santina. Lace. A History. Leeds : W S Maney, 1983, pl.392

Materials

Silk; Copper-gilt

Techniques

Crochet

Categories

Lace; Fashion; Women's clothes

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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