Point lace, punto a roselline, rose point, corporal

Italian
18th century


Dimensions

20.4 x 19.9 cm (8 1/16 x 7 13/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .19 x .20

Accession Number

23.656

Medium or Technique

Linen; point, punto a roselline

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

A small square of lace probably cut from a larger piece. The figure in the center with helmet, spear and horn is said to be the “Dogès herald” This figure is found illustrated in “Antique Laces of American Collectors” by Frances Morris and Marion Hague plate 41 (in the piece illustrated are also mermaids, sea-horses, dolphins etc.) The ground is made up of delicately curling vines connected by brides decorated with rosettes typical of roselline lace. Small scallops edge the piece. Rose Point. Corporal

Provenance

From Mrs. John Marshall Collection

Credit Line

Gift of Henry W. Bliss