Collar with Attached Tag

Description
This lace collar is made with fine Brussels bobbin lace motifs in Louis XVI style, connected by droschel bobbin lace ground. The attached tag has a red wax seal embossed with “Commission for Relief in Belgium, Dentelle Belge” and includes an image of the Belgian Lion in the center.
The card on the back of the seal reads: "N° 13/0446 Point Bruxelles Droschel Louis XVI made by hand. Sold by the C'on for Relief in Belgium". The lace was made by Belgian lace makers during World War I.
Location
Currently not on view
made during
1914-1918
agent
Hoover, Herbert
maker
unknown
place made
Belgium
Physical Description
lace, bobbin lace, Brussels, Droschel (overall production method/technique)
linen (overall, lace material)
Measurements
seal: 2.7 cm x 4 cm; 1 1/16 in x 1 9/16 in
card: 8.1 cm x 5.7 cm; 3 3/16 in x 2 1/4 in
overall, lace: 57 in x 2 1/4 in; 144.78 cm x 5.715 cm
ID Number
2013.0121.20
accession number
2013.0121
catalog number
2013.0121.20
subject
Lace
Lace Making
European History
related event
World War I
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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