Needle lace, burato (twined ground and darned in one direction); bleached linen (est.)
Overall: 35.7 x 32.5 cm (14 1/16 x 12 13/16 in.)
Gift of J. H. Wade 1920.1143
This piece has a counterpart at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (20.186.359).
The detailed and elegant craftsmanship of this piece of lace clearly delineates the dragon, with its extended tongue, pointy scales along its neck and tail, and clawed feet. To its right is an architectural element, most likely a castle.
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