Artefact of the Month 2018

June 2018

American Eagle Bucks Point sample.
9 x 6.5cm. 19th Century.
Gift from Joan Carter.

July 2018

Bedfordshire handkerchief circa 1860.
Cream cotton 36 x 35cm.
Gift from Marjorie Hanson.

August 2018

Needlelace Parrot.
One of three pieces of needlelace
mounted on an orange silk background.
13.2 x 13cm. Mid 20th century. Possibly designed and/or made by
Mrs Madeleine Charnaud of Buxton.
Patterns for work like this were published in France.

Bought from the Enid Purvis Collection
at auction.

September 2018

Irish Crochet Tea cosy c. 1940 silk and cotton. 21.5 x 32 cm. Bought from the Enid Purvis Collection at auction.

October 2018

Branscombe lace made in India probably as an industry set up by missionaries. Displayed on orange silk size 184 x 95cm along with many other lace mats from many parts of the world. Bought from the Enid Purvis Collection at auction.

November 2018

Bedfordshire bobbin lace edging 20 x 13 cm. Gift from Monica Betteridge.

December 2018

Honiton bird from a collar and dress front. The ground is made with a needle. Late 19th C. 52 x 26 cm. Gift from Russel Perrin.