Collar

1879 (designed), ca. 1880 (made)
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On display at V&A South Kensington
Fashion, Room 40
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Place Of Origin

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.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Needle lace
Brief Description
Collar of raised needle lace, designed by Josef Storck at K. K. Zentral-Spitzenkurs in 1879, made by J. Stamnitzer, Vienna, ca. 1880
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.
Dimensions
  • Length: 51cm
  • Depth: 16cm
  • Length: 20in
  • Depth: 6.625in
Object history
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.
Summary
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.
Collection
Accession Number
T.422-1971

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record createdJanuary 19, 2004
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