A superb example of a Victorian Brussels Point de Gaze/gauze Blonde lace. These Fan leafs were usually brought back as souvenirs and mounted later.
'Point de Gaze' fans were principally made from 1851 to around 1900 and were among the finest and most expensive of 19th century products. Most were made in Belgium -- with the most exquisite said to have come from Brussels.
This technique was one of the last and finest of the great laces to be developed. Its gauzy appearance is the result of a delicate, needle-made gauze, created with one continuous thread forming a network of semicircular loops.
This lovely piece is ideal for display or mounting on to fan body. It measures 25"wide. It really is the most fabulous work of art and testament to the skill of 19th century lace makers.
In very good condition for its age, with hardly any wear at all. T no splits or damage to the lace.
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