1850. Venetian Grospoint Panel

  • Type: Venetian Grospoint
  • Purpose: Panel
  • Date: 1660-1690
  • Colour: natural
  • Width: 17cms at the narrowest and 27cms at the widest point
  • Length: 93cms
  • Notes: This piece of Venetian Grospoint required cleaning and in doing so the definition in the raised and embellished work is now more pronounced. This is a good quality piece. The duplication of motifs with similar tension in various places indicates that the same worker perhaps replicated a particular motif. The decorative picots on the braids became a particular fashion. See The Art and Craft of Old Lace By F A von Heeneberg Plate 116. Interestingly the duplication of the motifs occurs exactly where the panel widens. Was this perhaps a deliberate action on the designer’s part? Why isn’t there a more random design? Looking at the reverse of the panel, it would appear that the piece has been through a major restoration/rescue at some point(s) in time. The actual piece shows that the colour of the threads differ in the remodelling on the reverse of the panel (see photographs 547 and 548) There is a  contemporary edging at photograph 550. If one compares the brides of this piece to the example given in Antique Lace- Identifying Types and Techniques By Heather Toomer  Page 44 Plate 27(a) and An Illustrated Guide to Lace – Emily Reigate Page 71 it can be seen that this piece is probably early and 17th century. This is based on the scarcity of brides and that they are not overly embellished. See also Lace – A History By Santina M. Levey Plate 183. The wider edge in photograph 551 is probably a later addition. As to the use of such a panel does anyone have any ideas please?
  • Catalogue no: 2782
Front of panel

Front of panel

reverse of panel

reverse of panel

embellished picots

525 -embellished picots

embellished picots

526 – embellished picots

embellished filling

527 – embellished filling

later modern additional edging?

528 – later modern additional edging?

later modern additional edging

529 – later modern additional edging

embellished filling

530 – embellished filling

552 - fillings and embellished brides

552 – fillings and embellished brides

 

embellished work and join

531 – embellished work and join

close up of a design that is very different to the other Venetian motifs

532 – close up of a design that is very different to the other Venetian motifs

This is a repeat of the previous pictured motif

533 – This is a repeat of the previous pictured motif

embellishment

534 – embellishment

Motif is the same in the following picture

535 – Motif is the same in the following picture

motif is the same as in the previous picture

536 – motif is the same as in the previous picture

another motif and the same as in the next picture

537 – another motif and the same as in the next picture

motif the same as in the previous picture

538 – motif the same as in the previous picture

539 - These motifs are the same as in picture 540 and are in line with one another

539 – These motifs are the same as in picture 540 and are in line with one another

540 - These motifs are the same as in picture 539 and are in line with one another

540 – These motifs are the same as in picture 539 and are in line with one another

541 - These motifs are the same as in picture 542 and are in line with one another

541 – These motifs are the same as in picture 542 and are in line with one another

542 - These motifs are the same as in picture 541 and are in line with one another

542 – These motifs are the same as in picture 541 and are in line with one another

543 - These motifs are the same as in picture 544 and are in line with one another

543 – These motifs are the same as in picture 544 and are in line with one another

544 - These motifs are the same as in picture 543 and are in line with one another

544 – These motifs are the same as in picture 543 and are in line with one another

545 - These motifs are the same as in picture 546 and are in line with one another

545 – These motifs are the same as in picture 546 and are in line with one another

546 - These motifs are the same as in picture 545 and are in line with one another

546 – These motifs are the same as in picture 545 and are in line with one another

Reverse shows remodelling

Reverse shows remodelling

Reverse - shows remodelling

Reverse – shows remodelling

comtemporary edging

comtemporary edging

reverse of a motif

reverse of a motif

wider edge

wider edge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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