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Edging
Edging
Date:
17th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Venetian Gros Point Lace
Dimensions:
6.5 x 507 cm (2 9/16 x 199 5/8 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
77.24.7
Acquisition Date:
1977-12-23
Credit Line:

Gift of Mrs. D.L. Wemple

Jean Neder: The high relief of this lace is obtained by clustering up to 30 heavier linen threads and closely covering them with nuttonhole stitches. The straight lower edge is buttonhole stitched with picot design, the heading has been added later, is made of bobbin lace, and seems to be a cotton thread, due to the fuzzy appearance. The design is a close toile of stylized flowers and leaves, with very finely worked filling. Tere are few brides, in most areas the designs touch. The heavily padded relief areas are worn, rrevealing the padding threads. Some areas of the footing are broken, there are several stains. This lace has been made by several workers with much difference in design, technique and expertise. On one end, the scalloped, picoted edging abruptly changes to a straight edge. One area had semi-detached, high relief areas of design with brides, the other end is more finely worked with filling stitches, has less high relief, and no brides. Ref: Pollem, Plate 42