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Astonishingly Rare 17th Century Point de Niege Lace Bertha Collar

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Astonishingly Rare 17th Century Point de Niege Lace Bertha Collar
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An astonishingly rare, large, 17th century Venetian Point de Niege  handmade needle lace collar with undulating vines, leaves and flowers. Notice the diminutive layers of picots throughout the lace, as well as the raised, highly decorated cordonnet. A stunning design and finely skilled, intricate workmanship. In nearly perfect condition, except for a hint of yellowing in a spot or two.  A museum worthy collector's piece, which will add such grace to your collection. 

In E. Kurella's book, she states, " Layers of picots like crusty snowy ice crystals give Point de Niege its name.  Made between 1650 and 1700, it represents lace making at its most astonishing. The scale, however, is so delicate that the workmanship and detail cannot be seen or appreciated without a magnifying glass.  Only those who know what they are looking for will ever find it. It is one of the most rare of laces, and most sought after by collectors." 

It measures 54" by nearly 8". To view a similar piece in the Chatsworth House Collection, click here.
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