A Battle of Britain lace panel, 1942-46

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Lot 31
A Battle of Britain lace panel, 1942-46

Sold for £ 6,240 (US$ 8,008) inc. premium
A Battle of Britain lace panel, 1942-46
A Nottingham lace panel depicting scenes of the bombing of London, the aircraft used in the battle, the badges of the Allied air forces and the floral emblems of Great Britain and the Commonwealth, inscribed 'Never was so much owed by so many to so few' manufactured by Dobsons and M. Browne and Co. Ltd. of Nottingham,
450 x 162.5cm.

Footnotes

  • The panel was woven to commemorate the Battle of Britain and as a tribute to those who fought. Only thirty-eight panels were woven and were presented to King George VI, Winston Churchill, various RAF units, Westminster Abbey, the City of London, the City of Nottingham, airmen from the Commonwealth and several others. The design and weaving of the panels reputedly took over 3 years to complete and required 40,000 jacquard pattern cards, 975 bobbins and 41,830m of cotton for each panel.
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A Battle of Britain lace panel, 1942-46
A Battle of Britain lace panel, 1942-46
A Battle of Britain lace panel, 1942-46
A Battle of Britain lace panel, 1942-46
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