Friday, March 23, 2012
Antique of the Week
"The collar was bought three years ago from a seller in England. The size of the individual motifs, the density of their spacing and the look of the knots on the brides of the ground suggest a Clones connection. Outlining motifs after they were made, using a cord of constant diameter, is a variation of Venetian raised lace that is ascribed to the Spanish. (Reference: Pollen, Mrs J.H. [M.M.], 1908, Seven Centuries of Lace, William Heinemann, London. Plate LIII. Book available at http://www.cs.arizona.edu/patterns/weaving/books.html "
The date of the collar is unknown. Any theories on the date of the piece are welcome in the comments below!