A very lovely handmade Mechlin bobbin lace edged handkerchief, made for a Marquess as there is a coronet embroidered above the 'BP' initials. Note: a British marquess is entitled to a coronet bearing eight strawberry leaves (three visible) and four silver balls (or pearls) around the rim (two visible).  There are two sections of Mechlin lace; a frill at the edge and an insertion with a band of whitework in between.  A very fine example, and with some research it may be possible to trace the original owner of this piece.

In very good condition for its age; there are a few tiny breaks in the bobbin made net.

Ivory in colour with some very faint age marks.

Early 19th century.

Measures approx. 40.5cm (16") square.


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Mechlin Bobbin Lace Handkerchief    #Mec39