1955. Venetian Gros Point Lace Flounces

  • Type: Venetian Gros Point
  • Purposes: Flounce x 2
  • Date: 1650-1700
  • Colour: natural
  • Width: (a) 18cms (b) 18cms
  • Length: (a) 181cms (b) 172cms
  • Notes: It is apparent that these two pieces may have been joined at one time probably around 1840 for court balls etc but certainly not at their beginning. They are of different “patterns” and the depths of the pieces vary by one or two centimetres but would not have been noticeable from a distance. The first slightly longer piece has a mix of hand bobbin tape around the older motifs then machined tape around other motifs only at the cut end. The fillings in the motifs whilst varied complete large sections of each motif. The brides are fairly plain generally but there are a few that have more embellishments. A number of the padded and raised works are also embellished in a variety of ways. See The Art and Craft of Old Lace By Freiherr Alfred von Henneberg Plate 118. From the cut end 15-65cms motifs are either mirror imaged or there is some correlation. There is an alter join at 65cms. See Lace – A History By Santina M. Levey Plate 183 – mirror imaged motifs second half 17th century. As the piece moves on the motifs are slightly smaller but the fillings are still varied. The embellishments to the padded and raised work continue to differ. There is evidence of Royal Blue thread so possibly attached to Royal Blue material at some point. There is also a stray brown thread. At the finished end from the bottom edge, the first 21cms are a complete section. All of the motifs are contemporary. After 21cms, follow the brides loosely to the right top edge, is this a join? See Antique Lace- Identifying Types and Techniques By Heather Toomer Page 100 Tape Laces. See also Fig. 183, panel large scale Venetian raised needlelace 1670-1690 and “In Fine Style – The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion” By Anna Reynolds and Fig.209 -1685. See Lace – A History By Santina M. Levey Levey – Third quarter 17th century, Plates 187(a) and (b), Plate 188(a), (b), (c), (d). See also stages in development Plate 184 – second quarter 17th century. The motifs in the second piece overall are larger than in the first and the fillings are still varied. There are very few embellished brides and although there are duplicated motifs there are no mirror images. There is a hook on the reverse side, presumably added when used in the 1840’s.
  • Catalogue no: 2396(a) and(b)
left hand side along length

left hand side along length

along length from the middle to the right hand side

along length from the middle to the right hand side

left hand side - first section

left hand side – first section. At this point there is a mix of “hand” bobbin tape around older motifs and machined tape around others. The hand tape has movement in it when a finger nail is rubbed over it whilst the machined tape is tighter and does not move.

close up of embellishments

Close up of embellishments. The fillings in the motifs whilst  varied complete large sections of each motif. The brides are fairly plain generally but there are a few that have more embellishment.

close up of more embellishments and possible join?

close up of more embellishments and possible join? There are more large motifs, tapes, varied needlepoint fillings. There are very few detailed brides. No embellished raised padded work in some sections

close up showing needlepoint detail and embellishment

close up showing needlepoint detail and embellishment

close up of next section - showing needlepoint wheel effect and embellishment

close up of next section – showing needlepoint wheel effect and embellishment

close showing embellished brides

close up showing embellished brides and needlepoint wheel effect

close up showing the first of these scroll type motifs and overlapping, possible join

close up showing the first of these scroll type motifs and overlapping, possible join.

another section showing scroll in fifferent orientation, embellished cordonnet and needlepoint detail

another section showing scroll in different orientation, embellished cordonnet and needlepoint detail

close up detail and note that the embellished brides have become fewer

close up detail and note that the embellished brides have become fewer

a further section - embellished brides and cordonnet. Different needlepoint details throughout piece showing a number of different workers

a further section – embellished brides and cordonnet. Different needlepoint details throughout piece showing a number of different workers

close up of top edge showing more detail

close up of top edge showing more detail

a further section towards the right hand side. The needlepoint detail is finer i these motifs

a further section towards the right hand side. The needlepoint detail is finer in these motifs

embellished brides

embellished brides

Close up of the far right hand side with another scroll motif in different orientation, fine needlepoint detail, embellished brides and cordonnet

Close up of the far right hand side with another scroll motif in different orientation, fine needlepoint detail, embellished brides and cordonnet

2nd piece - from the left hand side

2nd piece – from the left hand side

2nd piece - centre to right hand side

2nd piece – centre to right hand side

close up of left hand side first section

close up of left hand side first section

close up of embellishment and needlepoint detail

close up of embellishment and needlepoint detail

close up of embellishment and needlepoint detail

close up of embellishment and needlepoint detail

close up of next section along length

close up of next section along length

close up of embellishment and needlepoint detail. note unusual "hole"

close up of embellishment and needlepoint detail. note unusual “hole”

close up of needlepoint detail

close up of needlepoint detail

close up of next section along the length

close up of next section along the length

close up of embellishment and needlepoint detail

close up of embellishment and needlepoint detail

close up of embellishment on brides and needlepoint detail

close up of embellishment on brides and needlepoint detail

close up of next section along the length

close up of next section along the length

close up of embellishment and needlepoint detail

close up of embellishment and needlepoint detail

close up of embellishment on brides and top edge

close up of embellishment on brides and top edge

close up of the next section along the length

close up of the next section along the length

close up of embellishment and needlepoint detail

close up of embellishment and needlepoint detail

close up of embellishment and finer needlepoint detail

close up of embellishment and finer needlepoint detail

close up of tape detail

close up of tape detail

close up of the last section on the right hand side of the second piece

close up of the last section on the right hand side of the second piece

close up of embellishment and finer needlepoint detail that appears at this end only

close up of embellishment and finer needlepoint detail that appears at this end only

close up of embellishment and needlepoint detail

close up of embellishment and needlepoint detail

close up of the ends of both pieces to show where they had been joined

close up of the ends of both pieces to show where they had been joined

close up showing that the pieces are not only different but that they also have differing varied depths throughout.

close up showing that the pieces are not only different but that they also have differing varied depths throughout.

 

This and the following 6 pictures show the piece laid out when wet and drying

This and the following 6 pictures show the first piece laid out when wet and drying

Venetian-2 Venetian-3 venetian-4 Venetian-5 venetian-6 Venetian-8

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1954. French or Belgian Bobbin Lace Motifs

  • Type: French or Belgian
  • Purpose: Motifs
  • Date: 1870-1880
  • Colour: Cream
  • Width: 14cms
  • Length: 17cms
  • Notes: 2 sets of 10. Grape motifs in silk for inserting into a cloth. Uses cloth and half stitch only.
  • Catalogue no: 1219

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1953. Brussels Point de Gaze Needlepoint edging

  • Type: Brussels Point de Gaze needlepoint
  • Purpose: Edging
  • Date: 1900-1914
  • Colour: white
  • Width: 4cms
  • Length: 51cms
  • Notes: See Antique Lace- Identifying Types and Techniques By Heather Toomer Plate 108 (a) for general style.
  • Catalogue no: 2835

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1952. Brussels Point de Gaze Needlepoint Lace Flounce

  • Type: Brussels Point de Gaze needlepoint
  • Purpose: Flounce
  • Date: 1850-1900
  • Colour: natural
  • Width: 16cms
  • Length: 40cms
  • Notes: Worn as overlay on enormous busles – August 1871 -Latest Paris fashion per Young Ladies Journal for that year. Dating of 1850-1900 based on use of button holed rings as an element of design. Spots in point de gaze ground.
  • Catalogue no: 2833

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1951. Mechlin bobbin lace edging

  • Type: Mechlin
  • Purpose: edging
  • Date: 1765-1780
  • Colour: natural
  • Width: 6.5cms
  • Length: 71cms
  • Notes: See Antique Lace- Identifying Types and Techniques By Heather Toomer Page 187 Plate 215(b)
  • Catalogue no: 2834

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1950. East Devon bobbin lace edging

  • Type: East Devon
  • Purpose: edging
  • Date: 1760-1780
  • Colour: natural
  • Width: 6cms
  • Length: 176cms
  • Notes: One repeat of 40cms. See Catalogus Van De Kantverzameling (Bruges Gruuthusemuseum) – St. Vandenberghe, F. Sorber, L. Van Damme-Ketele en P. Verstraete No. 408 Dated 1725/1775
  • Catalogue no: 2830

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close up of repeat from left (1)

close up of repeat from left (1)

close up of repeat from left (2)

close up of repeat from left (2)

close up of repeat from left (3)

close up of repeat from left (3)

close up of repeat from left (4)

close up of repeat from left (4)

close up of repeat from left (5)

close up of repeat from left (5)

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1949. Honiton Bobbin lace Modesty Vest

  • Type: Honiton bobbin
  • Purpose: Modesty Vest
  • Date: 1930-1940
  • Colour: white
  • Width: 19cms
  • Length:17cms
  • Catalogue no: 2821

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close up of bottom corner

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1948. Mechlin bobbin lace edging

  • Type: Mechlin
  • Purpose: edging
  • Date: 1800-1810
  • Colour: natural
  • Width: 7.5cms
  • Length: 105cms
  • Notes: See Antique Lace- Identifying Types and Techniques By Heather Toomer Plate 218(c)
  • Catalogue no: 2827

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pair of former cuffs joined for use as an edging

pair of former cuffs joined for use as an edging

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1947. Brussels Applique lace edging

  • Type: Brussels Applique
  • Purpose: edging
  • Date: 1780-1800
  • Colour: natural
  • Width: 10cms
  • Length: 132cms
  • Notes: See Antique Lace- Identifying Types and Techniques By Heather Toomer Page 196(b)
  • Catalogue no: 2832

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join in machined net

join in machined net

note high quality detailed tinyedge. Very well attached

note high quality detailed tinyedge. Very well attached

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1946. Brussels Mixed Lace Dress Front

  • Type: Brussels Mixed
  • Purpose: Dress Front
  • Date: 1890-1900
  • Colour: white
  • Width: 20cms
  • Length: 30cms
  • Catalogue no: 2825

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raised roses

raised roses

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close up of top

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