Border

1780s (made)
Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Straight-edged border of bobbin lace with a net ground worked with white silk and the pattern in green, pink, purple and yellow silk. Twist-net ground worked on a smaller scale within the 0.75 inch (1.5 cms) border along the lower edge. This border and the motifs are outlined with coloured silk cordonnets. The main part of the ground is decorated with simple sprigs arranged in two rows. Diagonal leaf-like motifs fill the border.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Bobbin lace with a net ground worked with silk
Brief Description
Border of bobbin lace with a net ground worked with silk, possibly made in England or France, 1780s
Physical Description
Straight-edged border of bobbin lace with a net ground worked with white silk and the pattern in green, pink, purple and yellow silk. Twist-net ground worked on a smaller scale within the 0.75 inch (1.5 cms) border along the lower edge. This border and the motifs are outlined with coloured silk cordonnets. The main part of the ground is decorated with simple sprigs arranged in two rows. Diagonal leaf-like motifs fill the border.
Dimensions
  • Length: 46.5in
  • Length: 118cm
  • Width: 2.5in
  • Width: 6.5cm
  • Length: 1130mm
  • Width: 62mm
Credit line
Given by Martin Kamer
Object history
Registered File number 1986/400.

The border is one of several lengths belonging to the donor.
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession Number
T.45-1987

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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