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Gordon Campbell

The name of two types of bobbin lace said (with little evidence) to have originated in Milan. One type, dating from the mid-17th century, has Baroque floral scrolls with individual motifs either linked by brides or, in particularly dense designs, linked directly to each other. The other type, dating from the late 17th century and early 18th, had thin, scrolled designs on a regular ground-mesh which was often diamond-stamped....