#2158   Honiton Collar   c. 1870-1890 

England      $225.00

Linen and cotton threads.

Condition: Excellent. One small break in the lace at the base of the "V" (easily repaired). 

Measurements: 5" x 31".

Comments: High quality pieces of Honiton bobbin lace are very difficult to come by. This is the quintessential English lace, first produced in the 16th century. Queen Elizabeth, as well as Queen Victoria centuries later, had a fondness for Honiton. As can be seen in this handmade lace collar, Honiton's design usually incorporates thistles, roses and shamrock motifs.