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Fan leaf

Fan leaf

  • Place of origin:

    Honiton (made)

  • Date:

    1878 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Radford, Emma Miss (designer and maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bobbin lace

  • Museum number:

    319-1878

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Naturalism in design was a particular characteristic of English bobbin lace made at Honiton in Devon and the surrounding area in the 1860s and the years following. Typically, the Bath and West of England's Agricultural Show show of 1864 held a competition for lace 'worked either in flowers, fruit, leaves or insects, strictly designed from nature' with £100 offered for the winning design.

This fan leaf was also entered into a design competition, held by the Fan Makers Company in 1878, for which it won second prize in one of the classes. It was purchased new by the Museum after the competition, for 10 guineas (£10.50).

Physical description

fan mount with a design depicting blackberries and butterflies

Place of Origin

Honiton (made)

Date

1878 (made)

Artist/maker

Radford, Emma Miss (designer and maker)

Materials and Techniques

Bobbin lace

Dimensions

Length: 50 cm, Width: 13 cm

Object history note

The pricking for this lace is in the collection of Exeter Museum

Descriptive line

Fan leaf, bobbin lace, designed with blackberries and butterflies, English, 1878

Techniques

Bobbin lace making

Categories

Accessories; Lace; Fans; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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