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Wide collar ("Bertha")

Italian
Late 19th century


Object Place: Burano, Italy

Dimensions

66 cm (26 in.)

Accession Number

56.837

Medium or Technique

Needlepoint lace

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Wide oval band with one pointed side; neck opening of corresponding shape. Made of two concentric bands joined together. In the outer band, undulating scrolls form rounded compartments in each of which is a floral spray. Narrower (inner) band shows a row of flowers of various kinds and ferns. Sparse open work decorated with plain brides and brides picotées; square mesh ground. Small fragments of white silk not sewn to inner edge, together with two snap fasteners. Fair condition; yellowed.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Richard Cary Curtis