Point lace

Italian
About 1600


Dimensions

25.7 x 6.5 cm (10 1/8 x 2 9/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 1.70 x .085

Accession Number

95.917

Medium or Technique

Linen, lace, point

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Punto in aria. The design consists of a row of squares filled by sprays of seed vessels and leaves, set diagonally on one edge are points made of leaf-like forms and finished with a seed vessel. The horizontal bars are bobbin made braid. Made to be used with 95.916. 95.916 and 95.917 were valued together by the donor at 200 francs. Only part of the lace is shown in the photograph.

Credit Line

Bequest of James William Paige