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Length of lace: Caravel de Columbus

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Machine-made lace border that depicts a flotilla of vessels, each a composite of the Pinta, Nina and Santa Maria. Anchors, rather than waves, form to great effect the scalloped edge.


Purchased by John Burbridge in Santa Fe, NM, April, 2000; Gift to the MFA, March 20, 2002

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Burbidge

French, 1892

Object Place

Calais, France


Overall: 45.7 x 22.9cm (18 x 9in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk machine-made lace


Textiles and Fashion Arts