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Lace cuffs (with collar 53440a)
Lace cuffs (with collar 53440a)
Date:
ca. 1800
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Honiton Lace
Dimensions:
10 x 21.3 cm (3 15/16 x 8 3/8 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
X2001.264
Acquisition Date:
2001-12-31
Credit Line:

Museum collection

originally numbered 53440b-c, match collar. Donor Mrs. Noble T. Biddle.
Bobbin lace with needle made brides showing the third stage of development in this lace by the grounding of a spidery reseau done loosely with a needle. The cuffs also show the typical and charming engrelure as a top heading, so fitted in scale to the pattern as to be inconspicuous and yet strong. A Honiton trick of working the braid is shown here. It is to reduce the width of the braid to a tiny line without laying off any of the bobbins, thereby getting a variation of size in the tape guipure which is a significant feature of its design. The thread in the cuffs is much finer that in the collar, and threfore probably English.(Jean Neder)