Gar's Lace Bobbin Collection
Series K - Honiton & Modern

[A - Names][B - Inscriptions][C - Bone][D - Sets]
[E - Pewter][F - Bitted/Spliced][H - Midlands]
[J - Bucks][K - Honiton & Modern]


Inscribed Devon bobbins are scarce. The young fishermen sometimes took them to sea with them to decorate, so the decorations often include pictures of fishes and mermaids.

Bobbin K1
"MIP 1836"
Honiton engraved design of leaves and a fish filled in with red and black waxes.
$40
Bobbin K2
Honiton stained with nitric acid aqua fortis
$40
Bobbin K6
Honiton bobbin.
$25
Bobbin K13
Honiton bobbin. Engraved design of two ships in full sail, the initials CD, or DC and other small border designs.
$40 - Sold
Bobbin K14
Honiton stained with nitric acid aqua fortis
$40
Bobbin K17
Honiton bobbin. Engraved design
$40
Bobbin K23
Very slender old bobbin, completely covered in incised diamonds and triangles in rows. At the top of the shank are the incised letters S J and a motif.
$40
Bobbin K24
Covered in very small incised decoration in a geometric pattern of diamonds and triangles, themselves made up of tiny triangles. At the tip in a large triangle are the letters RM above a tiny heart. These are coloured red. On the other side is another large triangle with the letter MA in red.
25 - Sold ($40)
Bobbin K27
"Rougement House Exeter"
Modern Honiton bobbin made for the newly opened Rougemont House Museum Exeter which is inscribed in a spiral of pinpricks around the shank. Bought from the Museum in October 1987, so now nearly 12 years old!.
$10
Bobbin K28
Modern spliced bobbin turned in plum wood made by Harry Gates of Pinhoe, Exeter. Bought October 1987.
$8
Bobbin K29
Modern spliced bobbin turned in castello box wood made by Harry Gates of Pinhoe, Exeter. Bought October 1987.
$8
Bobbin K30
Modern bobbin turned in purple heart wood and spliced with five colours by Harry Gates of Pinhoe, Exeter. Bought October 1987.
$8.51 - Sold
Bobbin K31
Modern spliced bobbin turned in holly wood made by Harry Gates of Pinhoe, Exeter. Bought October 1987.
$8
   

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