A History of Lace

A History of Lace

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...The offerings were thrown into dishes placed on a raised stand on the right of the chair, or into the hollow in front. The devices of each trade were painted or embossed on circular plates, said to be of silver, on the back of each chair. One Handwerks Stubl in particular attracted our attention; it was that of the passmenterie-makers (in German, Portenmacher or Posamentier Handwerk), which, until the handicrafts became more divided, included the lacemakers. An elegant scroll-pattern in rilievo surrounds the plate, surmounted by a cherub's head, and various designs, resembling those of the pattern-books, are embossed in a most finished style upon the plate, together with an inscription dated 1718." Misson, who visited Nuremberg in 1698, describes the dress of a newly-married pair as rich in the extreme. That of the bridegroom as black, ' fort charge de dentelles;" the bride as tricked out in the richest "dentelle antique," her petticoat trimmed with "des tresses d'or et de dentelle noire." Perhaps the finest collection of old German point is preserved, or rather was so, five and twenty years since, in the palace of the ancient, but now extinct, Prince Archbishops of Bamberg. Several more pattern-books were published in Germany. Among the most important is that printed at Augsburg, by John Schwartzenburg, 1534. It is printed in red, and the patterns, mostly borders, are of delicate and elegant design. (Figs. 97 and 98, and in Appendix.) Secondly, comes one of later date, published by Sigismund Latomus, at Frankfort-on-the-Main, 1605; and lastly, that of "Metrepiere Quinty, demorat dempre leglle de iii roies," a culoge (Cologne), 1527. In Austria, writes Peuchet, "les dentelles de soie et de fil ne sont...show more

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  • Paperback | 146 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 272g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236640799
  • 9781236640796