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Bobbin lace

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The design consists of leaves growing from a single flower which takes the place of the pot form usually found in this type of lace; the ground is a close heavy mesh called "Fond Chant", "Fond Double", etc. One whole unit and part of two others are shown in this piece.

Provenance

Purchased from Miss Eliza M. Niblack.

Credit Line

Arthur Mason Knapp Fund

Flemish (Antwerp), 19th century

Object Place

Antwerp

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .425 x .12

Accession Number

21.1845

Medium or Technique

Lace

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles