Antique Honiton Lace Collar with Provenance

Antique Honiton Lace Collar with Provenance

Code: 10471


This is an unused Honiton lace collar with rose, leaf and butterfly motifs. 

It was from the collection of a Miss Lamb of Sidmouth, lace maker and collector. 

A small charming note came with it, written in biro on lined paper with a blurry photograph of lace maker,  MaryAnn Ebdon. The letter, witten to Miss Lamb from an A Whittaker, tells that Mary Ebdon was the maker of the collar and was still making lace at the age of  86,  without glasses.

Unusual to be able to link a piece of lace of this age with its maker. 

Neck measures 79 cms. Depth at centre back 17.5 cms.    

The collar is a pale ivory colour with scattered pale age marks across the whole.