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Bobbin lace

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...

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

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Elizabeth Gaskell Norton

Flemish or English, 19th century

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Medium or Technique

Bobbin; lace


Textiles and Fashion Arts