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Bobbin lace

Italian
Early 18th century


Dimensions

16.5 cm (6 1/2 in.); Legacy dimension: 1,24 x .165

Accession Number

82.39

Medium or Technique

Bobbin; lace

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Merletto a fuselli. This piece was made in the provinces between Milan and Venice. The tape work is that of the true Milanese lace but the bar or brides were made in imitation of the needle work bars of the Venetian point lace, which gives a very rich effect. Crocheted edge sewed on.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. George Washington Wales