CIRCA 17C. RARE VENETIAN GROS POINT COLLAR A/HOLLIE POINT. A very rare Venetian Gros Point lace collar with Hollie Point in the fillings. Possibly a gentleman's collar, the collar came from a very old lace collection that originally came from a museum deaccession. Measuring approx. 3" around neckline by 11 1/2" at widest part. The design has large florals and meandering vines throughout the lace. Thera are some brides loose and scattered age related wear but the collar is mainly in good strong condition. This seems to have been repaired quite a bit but overall a good early collar.Not perfect but it is certainly usual to find Hollie Point in the design/The lace needs a gentle wash as it has been in storage for a long time.