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Modesty piece: T.16-1991

Object information

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Production: Unknown




Modesty piece in bobbin lace, possibly Honiton. The quality is typical of lace made during periods of decline, poor design and poor quality. Design of flower heads and foliage with some fillings linked by plain bars.

Legal notes

Given by Mr & Mrs J.A. Gibbs

Measurements and weight

Length: 16.5 cm
Width: 17 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Honiton ⪼ Devon ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1991-11-25) by Gibbs, J. A., Mr & Mrs


Late 19th Century
Circa 1880 CE - Circa 1899 CE

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Bobbin lace : Bobbin lace

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.16-1991
Primary reference Number: 110181
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 12 October 2017 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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