Category Archives: Collecting

Original articles written for LaceNews on various topics of interest to collectors.

Collecting: Delft Lacemaker Figures

Two Delft Lacemaker figures of very similar design. Both have the number 2391 inscribed on the back of the chair. The left example is a little over 15 cm high and sits on a stool with no back, the righthand … Continue reading

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Collecting: Spanish Felt Lacemakers

These two figures are by the most famous of the felt doll makers, Klumpe. Note the inverted ‘V’ shaped eybrows, typical of Klumpe figures. The maker’s tag on any of the molded felt lacemaker figures rarely survives.  An exception is … Continue reading

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Collecting: French Santon Lacemakers

Two Santons with well modeled lace pillows from the workshop of Maryse Di Landro in Aubagne. Occasionally Santons are accompanied by an accessory such as the lace-filled basket in the left-hand photo. I’ve never found two Santons by the same … Continue reading

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Collecting: Flemish Pottery Lacemakers

Lacemaker by Vande Voorde (1908-1950), Bruges (6-1/4″ high).  This is the most famous of the Flemish potteries, and one of the few documented in a published work. Achille Vande Voorde’s work is characterized by great realism in the features. At … Continue reading

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Collecting: English Tokens related to the Lace Trade – Part II, 19th Century

11/19/2014:  Added a second Walker token from Brighton When I first noticed the later English tokens, it was a bit hard to take them seriously. No information on them was available in lace-related literature.  They seemed mostly to be boring … Continue reading

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Collecting: English Tokens related to the Lace Trade – Part I, 17th and 18th centuries

12/9/2011 – Updated to add the St. Eeds token, Peter Reynoldes  and James Brierly examples. 11/13/2016 – Added the silver gilt Leighton version. After noting the stolen lace token article in LaceNews, several readers have asked for more information on … Continue reading

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