2268. Levers Machine Lace Shawl

  • Type: Levers Machine
  • Purpose: Shawl
  • Date: 1870-1880
  • Colour: natural
  • Width: 64 inches
  • Length: 9 inches plus additional 7 inches plus additional frill
  • Notes: See Lace Machines and Machine Lace – Mrs Pat Earnshaw Page 107
  • Catalogue no: 1401

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2267. Flemish Tape Lace Alb Flounce

  • Type: Flemish Tape
  • Purpose: Alb Flounce
  • Date: 1600-1700
  • Colour: natural
  • Width: 38cms (a) 29cms (b) 29cms and 29cms (c)
  • Length: 198cms (a) 208cms (b) 90cms and 87cms (c)
  • Notes: This post consists of 3 pieces of lace all very similar. Cat. no 2788 consists of 154 inches of early tape lace. The Headside is of plaited bobbin lace. It is reminiscent of pointed designs in Le Pompe 1559 by Santina Levy. The headside is similar to a reference in Catalogus Van De Kantverzameling (Bruges Gruuthusemuseum) – St. Vandenberghe, F. Sorber, L. Van Damme-Ketele en P. Verstraete 267- Old Flemish 16th -17th century. 1.5 cms. This piece is 2cms depth and probably early.Hand bobbin tape lace, fillings of needlepoint. Footside and headside both bobbin. Many early repairs. Last use was gathered with fine linen thread. No overall design. In (B) there is a continuation of the design as in (a) but there is a heel tear in this piece that confirms use as on alb. There has been no attempt to repair it. Cat no 2789 (C) Consists of two pieces used as cuffs for alb and subsequently joined. Similar work but the design is more organised and confident.
  • Catalogue no: 2788 and 2789
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(B)heel damage confirming original use on alb

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(C)This Cat.no. 2789 and it is one of two pieces that are the same as Cat no.2788. The work on this piece is similar but the design is more organised and confident. The length was cut into two pieces to provide cuffs for alb and subsequently joined.

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(C)close up of headside on cat no 2789. Note that the headside is different to cat no 2789 and 2788

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(A)close up of headside on cat no 2788.

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(A)cat. no 2788

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(A)Cat no 2788 – possible change in worker?

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2266. Italian Bobbin lace edgings

  • Type: Italian
  • Purpose: edgings
  • Date: 1560-1600
  • Colour: natural
  • Width: (a) 58cms (b) 68cms
  • Length: (a) 8cms (b) 10cms
  • Notes: See Antique Lace- Identifying Types and Techniques By Heather Toomer Page 121(c) . Very early bobbin lace. Ex Pat Earnshaw Collection.
  • Catalogue no: 2893(a) and (b)

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2265. Honiton bobbin lace handkerchief

  • Type: Honiton
  • Purpose: Handkerchief
  • Colour: White
  • Date: 1890-1910
  • Width: 38cms
  • Length: 38cms
  • Notes: Bundles of threads taken over the back, machined tape at centre?
  • Catalogue no: 5074

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2264. Milanese Bobbin lace edgings

  • Type: Milanese
  • Purpose: edgings
  • Date: 1790-1810
  • Colour: natural
  • Width: (a) 85cms (b) 90cms
  • Length: (a) 16cms (b) 16cms
  • Notes: Both Milanese. Two parts of original length. The ground is larger and there are fewer motifs. See Antique Lace- Identifying Types and Techniques By Heather Toomer Page 130 Plate 140. They were probably an alb trim and the hole has been caused by genuflecting priest’s heel. Flounce made by part technique.
  • Catalogue no: 2861

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2263. Mezzopunto Needlepoint Lace Fall Cap

  • Type: Mezzopunto
  • Purpose: Fall Cap
  • Date: 1850-1870
  • Colour: white
  • Width: 22cms
  • Length: 41cms
  • Notes: Italian. Tape and needlepoint. See Antique Lace- Identifying Types and Techniques By Heather Toomer for dating Page 86 Plate 90(a)
  • Catalogue no: 2905

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2262. Burano Needlepoint Lace Standing Collar

  • Type: Burano
  • Purpose: Standing Collar
  • Date: 1890-1910
  • Colour: natural
  • Width: 5cms
  • Length: 35cms
  • Notes: See Antique Lace- Identifying Types and Techniques By Heather Toomer Page 67 Plate 66 Burano Ground
  • Catalogue no: 2894

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2261. Bedfordshire Maltese Bobbin Lace Handkerchief

  • Type: Bedfordshire Maltese
  • Purpose: Handkerchief
  • Date: 1900-1915
  • Colour: beige
  • Width: 38cms
  • Length: 33cms
  • Notes: See Antique Lace- Identifying Types and Techniques By Heather Toomer Page 219 Plate 258. Silk threads showing signs of disintegration.
  • Catalogue no: 3259

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2260. Venetian Flat Point Lace edgings

  • Type: Venetian Flat Point
  • Purpose: edging
  • Date: 1690-1710
  • Colour: natural
  • Width: 87cms (a) 104cms (b)
  • Length: 7cms (a) 7cms (b)
  • Notes: See Antique Lace- Identifying Types and Techniques By Heather Toomer Page 47 Plate 32(c). Later edging in different thicker thread. Join at 47cms (a) and at 29cms and 87cms (b) and by different worker. The tension is looser and the definition of motif is thicker. Well used and discoloured. There are repairs and various joins.
  • Catalogue no: 2994(a) and (b)

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2259. Brussels Bobbin Lace Cap Back

  • Type: Brussels
  • Purpose: Cap Back
  • Date: 1750-1770
  • Colour: white
  • Width: 19cms
  • Length: 22cms
  • Notes: See Antique Lace- Identifying Types and Techniques By Heather Toomer Page 68 Plate 70 for design. Vrai Drochel ground
  • Catalogue No: 2895

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