Antique 19th century handmade Rose Point needle lace Bertha collar. Dense florals with heavy outlines, sharply scalloped edges, painstakingly embellished with little lace circlets, themselves further ornamented with tiny picots.This is striking and beautiful! The collar measures about 6 inches wide, 86 inches along the bottom, and 36 inches along the top.
We note a few light discolorations, some storage darkening, a small opening in the lace (see 1st photo), and a couple detached connectors. All minor - this lace looks amazing.
See our other listing for a companion piece to this one - possibly a long dress front, see last photo - in the exact same beautiful lace, from the same estate. The item "Antique 19thC Venetian ROSE POINT NEEDLE LACE Bertha Collar SHARP SCALLOPING" is in sale since Tuesday, October 11, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Lace, Crochet & Doilies\Collars & Cuffs".The seller is "things*most*delightful" and is located in Sacramento, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.