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Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

An off white Russian bobbin lace mat. This is a rectangular mat in tape lace joined to form a design of a stylized rooster on either side of a stylized double headed eagle. There are point de sprit insertions at the end of the feathers of the roosters and in the eity and feet. In the eagle, the eyes, body and tail have insertions. The background is of a lattice composed of needle lace. The edging is of bobbin lace in a geometric design.

Category:
needlework
Made from:
Linen
Made in:
RUSSIA
Date made:
18th c.
Size:
21.6 × 52.7 cm (8 1/2 × 20 3/4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
45.559
Class:
Lace
Signature marks:
tag No. 23 49. A1953/IIpowubka pycckR--/kokyrowerhou/padot XVIII6/53 c.x22c. 12-26 Tied to mat now removed This is written in purple ink. Translated to read insertion of? Russian bobbin work of the 18th c. Transliterated Proshivka russkoi/kokliushechnoi/rabot y XVIIIv. tag 438/--100./20 Tied to mat now removed. This is written in pencil. tag Gostorg Tied to the tag now removed This is a wax tag that was affixed to the paper tag attached to the mat. It means tate trading agency.
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973