I will admit to you, this is one of those pieces I fall in LOVE with that makes Mr. FGH shake his head. He doesn't understand my love for hand made, feminine collectible objets from the past that are out of the oridinary. Rare to find. And utterly irresistible.This is a hand made collar, dates to the mid to late 1800's, and what is most amazing to me is how small & delicate it is. Petite.
It is for a woman's dress, high neck, with stays insde the cotton covering on the inside, the outside is overed in velvet, with hand sewn silver bead embellishment. The very top has a picot edge for an extra touch of romance. Delicious and decorative, allow your favorite French mannequin to wear this, tie it in the back with silk ribbons. Or simply dispay underneath a glass cloche with your collection of antique clothing, shoes and parasols. Please only purchase her if you love her as is, she has darkening on the velvet, bending, and all things that happen to all of us with the grace of time. Measures 12" in diameter at the top.2~3/4"h.