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ca. 1665 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This lace border commemorates the accession to the Spanish throne of Charles II. He became king in 1665 at the age of three. The inscription reads CA SECO REX HPA. It is reversed in some areas both as part of the design and because of the way the lace is constructed. This type of Flemish bobbin lace was the height of fashion in both clothing and furnishing in the middle of the 17th century.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Bobbin lace
Physical Description
The lace depicts Charles II of Spain, who became King in 1665 at the age of three. The inscription reads : CA SECO REX HPA. As part of the design it is reversed in some areas of the lace.
Dimensions
  • Length: 828mm
  • Width: 95mm
Marks and Inscriptions
CA SECO REX HPA
Credit line
Bequeathed by Lady Ludlow
Subject depicted
Summary
This lace border commemorates the accession to the Spanish throne of Charles II. He became king in 1665 at the age of three. The inscription reads CA SECO REX HPA. It is reversed in some areas both as part of the design and because of the way the lace is constructed. This type of Flemish bobbin lace was the height of fashion in both clothing and furnishing in the middle of the 17th century.
Collection
Accession Number
T.26-1949

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record createdNovember 27, 2003
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