A lot consisting of various types of passamenterie and fringes dating back to the 19th and 18th centuries.
1) Spun gold fringes, Italy, 18th-19th century, made with ecru silk core. These products were widespread since the 17th century both in domestic and ecclesiastical furniture, to adorn curtains, pillows and armchairs.
In the first three images is visible a 7 cm high and 2.52 m long fringe.
In the next three images, you can see a different kind of fringe, which is 16 cm tall and consisting of two lengths: 2.40 and1.80 metres.
2) This lace (visible in images from 7 to 11) was made with the spun gold bobbin technique, with ecru silk core. Likely Lombard or Ligurian manufacturer, mid-18th century.
The technique for making this refined metal braid involved very long processing times. The lace needed a support, the lace bolster. Then a sheet, on which the wished design had been drawn, had to be laid on the lace bolster. The design had to be then outlined by sticking pins into the lace bolster. The bobbins, wooden sticks around which had been previously rolled some threads, golden threads in our case, served to weave the threads, unrolling them from the bobbins to create the lace.
These products were widespread since the 17th century both in furniture and in secular and ecclesiastical clothing.
The production centres were all concentrated in the Lombardy and Liguria areas and were often inspired by Flemish artefacts.
Dimensions: 3.30 and 2.80 m. Height 2 cm
3) Passementerie in cotton and metal threads, made in the 19th century, with geometric patterns (visible in images from 12 to 16).
Measurements: 5 m, 3.26 m, 2.55, m 2. Height 3 cm
4) Passementerie in cotton, ivory and red silk, and golden metal threads, made in the 19th century, (visible in images from 17 to 21).
Measurements: 2.13 m. Height: 3.2. The smaller one has the same pattern, 53 cm. Height 1.5 cm.
5) Passementerie in cotton and metal threads, made in the 19th century, with herringbone pattern (visible in images from 22 to 27). Measurements: 2.94 m (consisting of 4 pieces of approx. 70 cm each, sewn together); 2.65 m (consisting of 5 pieces of approx. 47 cm each, sewn together). Height: 2.8. The smaller one measures 2.70 cm. Height 1.8 cm.
6) Passementerie in cotton and metal threads, made in the 19th century, with geometric patterns and acanthus leaves (visible in images from 28 to 32).
Measurements: 2.77 m; 4.10 m; 1.90 m. Height: 3.5.
7) Greek cross in cotton and golden metal threads applied on cardboard, made at the end of the 19th century. 10 x 10
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- Fios metálicos, seda, linho, cânhamo
- Período estimado
- Meados dos séculos XVIII e XIX
- País de origem
- Bom estado - usado com pequenos sinais de envelhecimento e manchas
- 1.7 kg