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Point de Gaze lace handkerchief

Flemish
About 1850–70


Dimensions

43 x 43 cm (16 15/16 x 16 15/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .43 x .43

Accession Number

17.3136

Medium or Technique

Linen, Point de Gaze

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Through the design of scrolling acanthus (?) leaves, roses and cup-shaped flowers, runs an undulating band of open oblong spaces (à jours). The flowers and leaves of the design which form the outer edge of the lace have single loops of thread on the petals and points. The middle of the handkerchief is of fine white linen.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. E. P. Hall