Bertha collar, Brussels rose-point, bobbin lace techniques, cotton, made in Bruges, Belgium, 19th Century
A bertha collar, Brussels rose-point, bobbin lace techniques, made of cotton. Circular in shape with an open centre, collar is designed to fit a crossover dress. Collar features a floral headside border edge with a repeat design of alternating large and small open flowers and shamrock leaves. Foliate spray with curling tendrils alternating with an open flower fills the body of the lace up to the gently scalloped footside engrelure which is made to hold a threading lace. Fine picoted brides link the design elements. This repeat design is approximately 137mm in width and is repeated 12 times around the collar. Lace is made using bobbin lace with the use of cloth stitch in the repeat motif and plaited joining bars. Lace is made of cotton.