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Collar

Collar

  • Place of origin:

    Vienna (made)

  • Date:

    1879 (designed)
    ca. 1880 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Storck, Josef, born 1830 - died 1902 (designer)
    K K Zentral-Spitzenkurs (design House)
    J. Stamnitzer (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Needle lace

  • Museum number:

    T.422-1971

  • Gallery location:

    Fashion, Room 40, case CA6, shelf FIG10

In 1879 the Vienna Lace School was established as an offshoot of the School of Industrial Arts in Prague, promoting Bohemian lace industries in a period of agricultural decline. It made the full range of hand-made laces, especially fine needle lace, like this collar. The collar is developed out of the 17th century technique of raised needle lace, adapting it in a three-dimensional padded style and incorporating distinctly 19th century naturalistic floral motifs.

Physical description

Wide collar of heavy needle lace. Round-necked and covering the whole of the shoulders and forming slight points at the centre front and back. With a scrolling design of flower-bearing stems worked in imitation of raised Venetian needle lace. The stems are slender and the flowers are large and exotic, and worked in two layers with detached petals. Parts of the pattern are designed to fit together without any linking bars.

Place of Origin

Vienna (made)

Date

1879 (designed)
ca. 1880 (made)

Artist/maker

Storck, Josef, born 1830 - died 1902 (designer)
K K Zentral-Spitzenkurs (design House)
J. Stamnitzer (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Needle lace

Dimensions

Length: 51 cm, Depth: 16 cm, Length: 20 in, Depth: 6.625 in

Object history note

The design for this collar was published in Blätter für Kunstgewerbe, Bd 8 (1879), Tafel 49. Another example of the same design is in the collection of the Textilmuseum, St. Gallen.

Descriptive line

Collar of raised needle lace, designed by Josef Storck at K. K. Zentral-Spitzenkurs in 1879, made by J. Stamnitzer, Vienna, ca. 1880

Categories

Lace; Clothing; Textiles; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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