Even the booklet I have with the chart says'uncommon set'!! The set includes a shaped tablecloth, and 4 matching centre/mats that slot inside the tablecloth space - they make the most gorgeous table display xx. Blue Willow story; with the.Oriental houses, trees, lake, bridge, boat and fisherman. There are Butterflies in this story - a little known part of'Willow' pattern. (The original did not have the apple-tree or the two doves) Other differences include the border, with either lattice work or conventional butterfly. These wonderful pieces of history have been made with a light cream quality cotton thread, the cloth has a light cream quality linen centre - does not look or feel used!! Probably made and put away for'best'. (an Australian lady who became world famous for her creative crochet designs - see more information about her below) These stunning and intricate lace pieces are highly collectible and getting very hard to find : - just wonderful. Excellent Pristine Museum quality Antique Condition - I can see no issues with these stunning pieces. Measurements; Main cloth 155cm square or 61 inches square. Each mat = 58.5cm x 39.5cm or 23 x 15.5 inches. Weight 340 grams unwrapped - will wrap in tissue, and bubble wrap to protect them xx. Information on Mary Card (18611940). In 1880 Mary was a student at the National Gallery School of Design.
1903 she had become increasing deaf, faced with the need to find an occupation in which her disability was not a handicap, she decided to combine her writing, drawing and needle-work abilities to become a'professional designer and teacher of needlework through the press'. Choosing Irish crochet as her medium, she joined a Ladies' Work Association which undertook repairs of valuable crochet pieces and taught herself to mend old lace. When she discovered that she could make new and effective designs to be worked from a chart method of her own invention rather than the usual printed directions. Her first designs were published in the. In the United States of America.
In 1909 she decided to offer her designs and a monthly article to the. Her patterns became so popular that the editor reprinted many. She then developed'giant charts' for more ambitious designs and to cater for workers with failing eyesight, drawn on the scale of ten squares to the inch with a guiding line at every inch. With five books published, Mary went to the U.
Late in 1917 to launch some of her newer designs. In New York, The Mary Card Co. Was set up to reprint her crochet books.
Later she settled in England in a studio-cottage at Barkham, Berkshire. She continued to produce designs for more than twenty years. Mary Card revisited Australia occasionally.
She died there on 13 October 1940 and was cremated. Reference 24/08/2016; Citation detail; Sally O'Neill,'Card, Mary (18611940)', Australian Dictionary of Biography published in hardcopy 1979. Once there was a wealthy Mandarin, who had a beautiful daughter Koong-se. She had fallen in love with her father's humble accounting assistant (Chang), angering her father.It was inappropriate for them to marry due to their difference in social class. He dismissed the young man and built a high fence around his house to keep the lovers apart.
The Mandarin was planning for his daughter to marry a powerful Duke. The Duke arrived by boat to claim his bride, bearing a box of jewels as a gift.The wedding was to take place on the day the blossom fell from the willow tree. On the eve of the daughter's wedding to the Duke, the young accountant, disguised as a servant, slipped into the palace unnoticed. As the lovers escaped with the jewels, the alarm was raised. They ran over a bridge, chased by the Mandarin, whip in hand.
But one day, the Duke learned of their refuge. Hungry for revenge, he sent soldiers, who captured the lovers and put them to death. The gods, moved by their plight, transformed the lovers into a pair of doves (possibly a later addition to the tale, since the birds do not appear on the earliest willow pattern plates) REF; wikipedia. Would look so lovely in your collection. Hand washed, pressed and READY TO USE.
Keep watching as I will be listing lot more Vintage Linen and treasures in the days/weeks to come. Most items are I sell are used, second-hand, antique or vintage. I'm not an expert, but every effort is made to describe items accurately. I'm happy to answer any questions.
Please look at the photos carefully as they form part of my description. Sorry if this sounds harsh but it is true! And I will wait until you are finished shopping before sending a combined invoice. All care is taken to pack items safely but. I cannot be held responsible for loss or damage to items, after they have been posted.I will always try to get back to you asap but I do work and have a family, so please be patient Also the different time zones don't help. "I find these gorgeous'Vintage Linen Treasures', and bring them'Back to Life' just for you". Embroidery work is such a lost art it is not as common as it was in our Grandmothers days, and to the standard they were taught as part of'getting ready to run their own homes'. I think about the person who has spent so many hours making such beautiful creations it truly is a lost art. These gorgeous'Linen Treasures' are getting very hard to find! So I gather them to offer to you : They are washed and lightly pressed, ready to use in your home, gift or your own collection. Antique MARY CARD Design #76'Japanese' Matching 5 Pce Set!
Hand Crochet" is in sale since Monday, January 28, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Textiles, Linens\Lace, Crochet, Doilies\Table Cloths". The seller is "blue_wren_cottage" and is located in Gippsland, Victoria. This item can be shipped worldwide.