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Irish Gros Point border fragment

12" x 2-3/4"
Very dirty, somewhat worn. Ragged edges, cut both ends. 

There is little technical information about Irish copies of Gros Point, but this may be an example. Copies of Gros Point were made in the convents of Kenmare, New Ross, and Inishmacsaint. Designs were noted to have been heavy and clumsy, excepting a period from 1880-1900, where lighter patterns were popular. This description seems to apply to this piece, and the double brides are notable.

purchased 01/01/2006
first posted 04/04/2010
revised 04/06/2020