Infant boy’s christening cap - ROM2008_9891_8

ROM2008_9891_8

Infant boy’s christening cap

Medium:Linen tabby, Hollie-point needle lace
Geography: Ilminster, Somerset, England
Date: before 16 November 1733
Dimensions:
16 x 16 x 16 cm
Object number: 2001.149.1
Credit Line: Gift of Ms. Elizabeth Lane
Not on view
Description

Regarded as an English lace, Hollie-point or holy-point was first used for religious occasions such as weddings and christenings, as represented by this commemorative example. Hollie-point is worked from side to side in a continuous strip, like a tape, in neat buttonhole stitches. The gaps create tiny pinholes that read NV 16 1733 at the crown and "RICHARD GRIMSTEED", marking the date of the christening of the first born of John Grimsteed and Mary Gover.

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