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Bobbin lace

Flemish or English
19th century


25 x 60 cm (9 13/16 x 23 5/8 in.); Legacy dimension: .60 x .25

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Bobbin; lace

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Appliqué. Cap(?) Hand made Brussels “réseau” (droschel). Applied to this is a border of leaves and sections of circles filled with “à jours”, down the middle of the cap (?) are sprays of leaves and one rosette-like flower. The midribs of the leaves are woven like the outline of Brussels bobbin lace; the other ribs are made with a heavy thread. The beading that connects the middle and the outer part of the cap are modern.


Worn by Mrs. Elizabeth Gaskell and given by her neice to Miss Norton

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Elizabeth Gaskell Norton