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STUNNING 19c FIGURAL Needle LACE Portrait Belguim Fisherman Crochet SEE VIDEO
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STUNNING 19c FIGURAL Needle LACE Portrait Belguim Fisherman Crochet SEE VIDEO
STUNNING 19c FIGURAL Needle LACE Portrait Belguim Fisherman Crochet SEE VIDEO

STUNNING 19c FIGURAL Needle LACE Portrait Belguim Fisherman Crochet SEE VIDEO

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Click to EnlargeClick to EnlargeClick to EnlargeClick to EnlargeClick to EnlargeClick to EnlargeClick to EnlargeClick to EnlargeClick to EnlargeClick to EnlargeClick to EnlargeClick to EnlargeGorgeous detailed and magnificent Needle lace portrait, using many techniques of tatting, crochet, and needlelace needlework. I have researched and collected this type of antique collectibles for years and this is truly a special find. I focus and especially love the needlelace from the Brugge Belgium area and that is where this seems to be from judging from the scene of fisherman makes me think Belgian/Flemish/Dutch origin. I was hoping the internet would provide more clues but the only large portraits that I can find are in the "Gems of European Lace, ca. 1600?1920" collection at the MET in New York.Heirloom vintage antique finely done lace or high quality vintage handmade items are getting very difficult to find. In fact while i have seen a few facial portraits, to find one so big and so detailed makes it rare indeed. Currently the 1900s work is framed under glass in an antique wood gilt mitered frame as found. Set on rich purple cotton velvet and attached to a tobacco carton box as a backing. Trademark shows this use of company logo ceased around 1950, so we can assume the lace has been in this frame since then. I can remove it from the frame if desired. The lace is much older than that date and seems to be one of a kind as there is no data available anywhere I can find neither in book or web form.Portrait is a figural scene of 2 figures of fisherman, older gentleman and young man, dressed in traditional clothing working on a boat with their catch. It is a portrait within a frame within a frame.Measurements of total work is 15" x 23"Measurements of second frame is 11" x 15"Measurements of center frame is 8" x 12.5"Starting from the outer border of a half moon lace tatted knots. Then a 2" section of Asymetrical tiny work, fine thread, it shows stitches to be approx. 60 STITCHES PER INCH!!!Photos enlarged for your viewing.Next a second border of 1.5" cris cross lattice stitch that is evenly spaced i believe to be called "Irish Ground stitch"Finally, the landscape scene is reached. Within the work there is multiple types of stitches used, and "blank space holes" left behind to give the illusion of depth. 3D effects in many places. At least 12 fish a the feet, deck of ship. Detailed to tiniest detail, including fingers, buttons, rope, rigging, fabulous costume of the period with pockets, lapels, bows and 3d buttons, wooden shoes, pantofels, rope, nets, and even birds flying.This is tens of thousands of stitches. Magnificent work.Here is a video I made for close up viewing. Get your own valid XHTML YouTube embed codeA generous eCRATERer has sent this information about this item. With grateful thanks I reprint the email here;Hi Melissa, There really aren't any special stitches, just single, double, and chain stitch. The filler is made of picot bars like in Irish crochet. The way it's made shows such imagination and skill! I've only seen one other picture constructed like this. It was of two lovely ladies with wide skirts and big bonnets. The fisherman shows more detail- really stunning, as you noted. MargeninkFrog Analyticsinkfrog terapeak
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