Border, 1600s Genoese style lace, bobbin made, uncertain origin, 1850-1900

Border, 1600s Genoese style lace, bobbin made, [Italian], 1850-1900

Continuous serpentine trail, with 2 double turns for each repeat held togehter by a plaited design which passes through, and ornaments the trail to form the dentate headside.

Technique
The cloth stitch trail uses the same 6 pairs of threads throughout, and the worker pair becomes temporarily passive while the plait pairs pass through the trail in their appointed places. The evenness of workmanship and smoothness of design indi...

Summary

Object No.

A9148-15

Physical Description

Border, 1600s Genoese style lace, bobbin made, [Italian], 1850-1900

Continuous serpentine trail, with 2 double turns for each repeat held togehter by a plaited design which passes through, and ornaments the trail to form the dentate headside.

Technique
The cloth stitch trail uses the same 6 pairs of threads throughout, and the worker pair becomes temporarily passive while the plait pairs pass through the trail in their appointed places. The evenness of workmanship and smoothness of design indicate a "tigying up", if not simplification of the original 17th century design, and suggests modern workmanship.

Dimensions

Height

640 mm

Width

55 mm

Production

Notes

Continuous serpentine trail, with 2 double turns for each repeat held togehter by a plaited design which passes through, and ornaments the trail to form the dentate headside.

Technique
The cloth stitch trail uses the same 6 pairs of threads throughout, and the worker pair becomes temporarily passive while the plait pairs pass through the trail in their appointed places. The evenness of workmanship and smoothness of design indicate a "tigying up", if not simplification of the original 17th century design, and suggests modern workmanship.
SEM analysis shows that the thread is linen
The following laces were subjected to SEM analysis by Angharad Rixon in 2001: 24 laces in all

91/2064
93/27/1
93/27/2
93/27/3
93/27/4
93/27/5
93/27/6
93/27/7
93/27/8
A8960
A8961
A9148 -4
A9148-9/1
A9148-10
A9148-11
A9148-14a
A924814b
A9148-15
A9148-16
H3771
H3891
H5111-80
H5111- 81
H6419

Cite this Object

Harvard

Border, 1600s Genoese style lace, bobbin made, uncertain origin, 1850-1900 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 25 April 2018, <https://ma.as/202961>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/202961 |title=Border, 1600s Genoese style lace, bobbin made, uncertain origin, 1850-1900 |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=25 April 2018 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}
This object is currently on display at the Powerhouse Museum.

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