Ebay Alerts! Ten items (so far) – September 28, 2014

Apologies, I spent most of the day in Santa Fe buying a new car, so am a little behind in the Alerts. I’ll add more shortly.

http://tinyurl.com/lbld8pn ANTIQUE BEAUTIFUL BRUSSELS PONT DE GAZE HAND LACE EDGING FLOUNCE 80 in x 5 7/8″
Size: 5-7/8″ x 80″
Starting Price: 95.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 28, 2014 09:00:58 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller abfabs95, East Anglia, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of Point de Gaze.  Note the double layer raised petals on roses, including some diamond holes in the clothwork. And the connected picots along the edge – both of these features are a sign of a better manufacturer.  Typical romantic design, just a little blocky.
Provenance:  Small private collection
Condition:
Modifications: Ends follow the lines of the motifs, hard to tell if they are cut. Engrelure added.
Damage: Occasional small hole and pinholes in the mesh, minor. Small separation along the engrelure.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331326038291   Sold for 201.00 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/oory9w5 A Beautiful Bedfordshire Maltese Lace Wedding Handkerchief circa 1870/90
Size: 40 cm square
Starting Price: 12.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 28, 2014 10:30:34 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A handkerchief of figural Bedfordshire bobbinlace.  Butterflies are worked in each corner. The rest has a lot of trail work with extensive woven leaves.  Some raised tallies on some of the clothwork.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Horizontal and vertical fold creases, overall light wrinkling esp. in the cloth.

351176405656   Sold for 45.89 GBP, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/oaeeu9l An Exquisite Highly Decorative Victorian Honiton Lace Bertha 1850
Size: 124 cm long, 20 cm deep.
Starting Price: 52.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 28, 2014 11:27:05 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A Honiton guipure collar.It’s a little short for a formal bertha, and the depth is a little bit more than most berthas. Snails/slugs style with turkey-tails around the outer edge.  Large areas of woven ‘leadwork’ tallies.  The unpicoted brides look bobbin-made, but photos aren’t close enough to tell definitely.  Good tight work, with a design that’s a little out of the ordinary.  I also wish there were a closeup of the neck edge – it looks a little atypical and might be a commercially available braid (many such braids were made by bobbinlace workers in Belgium).  A good example of this type of work.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller says it has an ‘antique’ look
Finish: No obvious creases orwrinkles.

311101444942   Sold for 52.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/oww9odk A Stunning Early 19th Century Brussels Lace Bertha Collar.
Size: 152 cm long, 13 cm deep
Starting Price: 48.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 28, 2014 11:55:06 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A bertha of a Belgian lace generally known as Point de Milan.  Bobbin-made motifs somewhat in the Bruges Bloemwerk style with a fairly coarse needle-made ground, often combined with irregular plaited brides  (The type called ‘Old Flanders’ generally does not have the needle-made mesh).  This type of lace can vary a lot in quality, and was extensively made for table linens.  I’ve seen this exact pattern in a bertha before, although there’s no way of telling if it’s the same piece (http://tinyurl.com/7rkyebw, that piece was relisted and subsequently sold).  Good, bold design, well executed, and a nice example of this type of lace.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Neckline looks slightly worn.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

311104139290   Sold for 71.99 GBO, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/n4aduy9 ANTIQUE LACE- ALENCON LACE
Size: ~3.25″ x 40″
Starting Price: $75.00
Auction ends: Sep 28, 2014 12:05:27 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A border of later 18th c Alençon needlelace.  It’s of the ‘Herren Alençon’ type, meant for ruffles, often for men’s cuffs.  The design has large circles used as ‘esprits’ in the ground, with circles filled with decorative ‘mode’ stitches below.  Réseau tortillée above, réseau fin below. It’s been my experience that pieces of this rather plain style are a lot finer than they seem in photos.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if it they are cut. What looks like a join is probably part of the making process.
Damage: Some pulls and repairs in the ground, occasional small holes near the top and around the fillings.
Soilage: A few brown spots.
Finish: Can’t see creases, there is one folded point in the photo.  There are only 2 photos.

151420321365   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/lmlh78q Antique Pictorial Needle Brussels Chantilly Lace Mourning Fan Cipher EER – REE
Size: 10.5″ long
Starting Price: 1,490.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 28, 2014 12:05:27 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller diggerlee, United Kingdom
Comments: A figural Chantilly fan with imitation tortoiseshell sticks.  The design includes birds perched in a hoop and a rather elaborate monogram of 2 back-to-back R’s and an E. Looks like the same monogram carved on the guard stick.  Good transparent design, a little conventional aside from the birds, minimal filling honeycomb stitches.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Lace loose from the sticks in a few places.  A few threads loose on the upper edge, maybe just not cut off well enough in the making.
Soilage: Nothing obvious, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: Expected fan folds.

351176542459   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/n4yq2mc ANTIQUE LACE- CIRCA 17-18TH.FRENCH NEEDLE LACE COLLAR
Size: 2″ x 16″
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Sep 28, 2014 13:16:45 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A collar remade from a mid 18th c Sedan needlelace.   The quality of the lace is excellent, especially the patterns in the large filling areas. See my piece on Sedan at http://tinyurl.com/bewrwkj. This is an impressive lace to find in any shape.
Provenance:  Museum deaccession
Condition:
Modifications: Remade from a larger piece.
Damage: Some holes a loose places in the clothwork.  A few broken brides.
Soilage: A few small brown spots.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

151420379166   Sold for $513.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/q6ok68x ANTIQUE LACE- MECHLIN LACE
Size: 2″ x 100″
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Sep 28, 2014 13:17:31 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: This border looks like Lille with a point ground. Typical floral design with small woven squares in both the ground and some motif centers. Would like to see more closeups of the ground, but I’m reasonably sure it is Lille.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see both ends clearly.  There’s a double thread strung through the top.
Damage: Some pinholes in the mesh.
Soilage:  a bit beige in color.
Finish: Light wrinkling and some folds.

390937707224   Sold for $45.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/ot5kg8k Fancy Irish Linen Doily with Irish Crochet Lace LT 88
Size: 22.25″ x 22.75″, lace is 4″ deep
Starting Price: $350.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Sep 28, 2014 13:17:31 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller sac-mrowka, Fair Oaks, California, United States
Comments: A embroidered round table linen with an Irish Crochet border. The lace is tightly worked,note the raised rings used as graphs and motif centers. The designs are a little abstract, but work very well with the square picoted mesh.  This was probably part of a larger set.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the mesh.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Horizontal and vertical fold creases.

181510978888   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/p38ndlt Antique Battenberg Lace Shawl Collar 44″ long
Size: 44″ x 7″
Starting Price: $9.99
Auction ends: Sep 28, 2014 18:32:15 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller thebigwhitebarn, Camden, Maine, United States
Comments: A Honiton deep collar with needle-made ground, sometimes called ‘Honiton Point’ lace.  Snails/sluggs style with a rather random arrangement ofmotifs, much like an English flower garden.  Note the various styles of ‘leadwork’ woven tallies used as fillings.  The technique is a little loose.
Provenance:  Bedford, New York estate
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: A few frayed brides, minor.
Soilage: A few localized red stains.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

221552963205   Sold for $18.70, 3 bidders.

 

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Lace Event UK: Itchen Valley Lacemakers Lace Day – October 4, 2014

Itchen Valley Lacemakers Lace Day
Date: Saturday, October 4, 2014
Place: St. Deny’s Church Centre
Dundee Road, St. Deny’s, Southampton S017 2ND
TIME: 10.00 AM to 4.00 PM
Website: http://www.itchenvalleylacemakers.co.uk/

SPEAKER: June Collery, “Perfumes from the Garden”
SUPPLIER: 
Roseground

TICKETS £6.00  (SAE, please)
Cheques payable to ‘Itchen Valley Lacemakers’. Please buy ticket in advance, this can also be done through the Contact form.
Contact: Mrs. M. Booy, 38 Bassett Green Close, Southampton SO16 3QS
Phone: 02380 769970

The Itchen Valley Lacemakers meet once a month on the first Saturday from 10am to 4pm at St Denys Church Centre. To attend as a Visitor at one meeting will cost £4.00.  But, if you become a Member for £7.00/year, you will only pay £3.00/meeting. If you would like to attend please contact us via the Contact form.

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Auction: Kerry Taylor Auctions, Antique and Vintage Fashion and Textiles – October 7, 2014

Antique and Vintage Fasion and Textiles (Part 6 of the Pat Earnshaw collection. This will be the last of her lace sold. Really.)
Date: Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Time: Session 1 – Lots 1 to 300, 10:00 AM
Session 2 – Lots 301 to end, 2:00 PM
The Earnshaw lots appear to run from 396-425.  Lace in general are ~ lots 392-463
Place: Kerry Taylor Auctions, Ltd.
249-253 Long Lane, Bermondsey, London, SE1 4PR
Map: http://tinyurl.com/9ablaow
Viewings: Sunday, October 5, 2014  12:00 to 16:00
Monday, October 6, 9:00 to 17:30
Web Catalog:  http://tinyurl.com/mcjcx2n
Live Auctioneer site http://tinyurl.com/ljku9nw
Phone: +44 [0]20 8676 4600
Fax: +44 [0]20 3137 0112
Email: info@kerrytaylorauctions.com

This auction includes the sixth and last part of the Pat Earnshaw lace collection – I’ll have to revise my note on the for the April 8, 2014 auction – that was not the last one. I’m having trouble downloading the catalog – works better if you just type ‘lace’ or ‘Earnshaw’ int their search engine.  The Earnshaw lots are 396-425, and there is more lace, lots 378-395, some photos missing as of this writing.  Be sure to look at:
#378 described as a Youghal collar but it’s acutally Burano.
#381  A figural fan leaf described as Mechlin – I can’t see the mesh well enough, it may be Lille.
#382 A Mechlin fan leaf with owls.
#383 Point d’Angleterre (19thc) fan leaf with peacocks.
#384  Rosaline fan leaf along with a possibly Point de Milan fan leaf
#386  Point d’Angleterre (19thc) border#387  Border, not sure, with all the grounds it looks like Le Puy, but the design is more Belgian.
#393  Pair of 18th c Flemish sleeve flounces.#402  Deep flounce of figural white Chantilly with some whole stitch clothwork, not with heavy silk thread that would indicate blonde. Might be a Belgian piece.
#411  Lot of nice Flemish pieced bobbinlaces, Point de France style.
#416 Long Valenciennes round hole lappets
#417  Lappets with connecting band, can’t get the closeups to come up, so not sure what it is.
#425 two lengths of early English needlelace.

Bidding: Bidders must register with Kerry Taylor, and bring or send proof of identity by email or fax (such as a driver’s license or passport).
If you want to use Live Auctioneers, you must register with them – this is a separate process.
– At Kerry Taylor there is a 25% buyer’s premium is applied to the bid up to 25,000 GBP, 20% above that, and that premium is subject to the prevailing VAT rate.
– A bid slip for commission bidding is available at http://tinyurl.com/knztuao and can be faxed to the number above.
– Telephone bidding must be requested well in advance of the auction, there are a limited number of lines available.
– Online bidding can be done through Live Auctioneers.  You must register here for the auction.  Buyer’s premiums are 28% up to 50,000 GBP, 23% above that.
– Payment is due in pounds sterling at the end of the auction. They accept debit and credit cards (charges apply, contact Kerry Taylor Auctions for more information).  Cash up to 8,000 GBP only, sterling cheque and bank transfers.
Through Live Auctioneers, Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, Personal Check and Wire transfers are accepted. I don’t know if there are premiums for those methods.

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Ebay Alerts for 9/21/2014 – update

Just added 10 new items to the 9/21/2014 Ebay Alerts, mainly from overseas.

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Ebay Alerts! Thirty-three items – September 21, 2014

http://tinyurl.com/kp9dssv Honiton antique lace hanky with original note+1 cuff +lovely fragment
Size: not given
Starting Price: 20.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 21, 2014 06:29:20 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller reddolly123, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Comments: A Honiton handkerchief, cuff and fragment. Handkerchief and cuff are snails/slugs style with plaited irregular picoted brides.  Note the nicely done butterfly on the fragment – this piece is more advanced in technique and design.
Not quite sure what to make of the note attached to the handkerchief; “English Honiton lace Kerchief “Devon Pillow Lace” with the “Diamond” Cut works”.  Wish there were a date.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None to handkerchief, fragment cut on 3 side, can’t tell on the cuff.
Damage: general fraying and wear, broken brides and tally attachments throughout.
Soilage: Looks clean
Finish: Fold creases on the handkerchief. Some wrinkles and creases on all pieces.

351168725400   Sold for 20.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/kanpqg2 Antique/vintage 19the century tambour lace wedding veil
Size: 72″ square
Starting Price: 150.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 21, 2014 10:41:31 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A rectangular shawl of tambour embroidery on machine net. The tambour embroidery could mean a Belgian origin.  The design is quite elegant with fairly complex flower sprays, nice shading using different weights of thread, and extensive use of a single pattern of needlerun fillings.  I especially like the layout of the piece with the heavy border and esprits throughout the middle. An impressive looking piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few pinholes in the tulle
Soilage: Pale cream color with occasional tiny brown age mark.
Finish: Hangs well, no obvious creases or wrinkles.

231332887814   Sold for 235.00 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lbx3zkh Antique Nanduti Tenerife Lace Bertha Collar -
Size: back to front 22.” deep, neck lappet front 11.5″, 2 back panels 8″ deep, 2 front side panels 8.5″ deep, 16.5″ neckline.  Confusing.
Starting Price: 49.75 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 21, 2014 12:29:11 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller hamstershoard, Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
Comments: A Ñanduti silk collar.  Several styles of large ‘sol’ roundels, and the typical palm leaf border.  Smaller crosses and other patterns used in the joining.  This lace made in silk does come up in this particular form more often than you might think – I have three in my collection.  This one has a rather dense pattern; I think the sol motifs might be a bit large for the form.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean (seller says it has not been cleaned; not sure what that implies).
Finish: Numerous storage fold creases.

351170844589   Sold for 49.75 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/knqlhye Pretty Antique Handmade Bedfordshire Bobbin Lace Collar
Size: 17″ neckline, 6″ back depth
Starting Price: 24.00 GBP Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Sep 21, 2014 17:03 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller pbur3053, Selkirk, United Kingdom
Comments: A Beds dress front with an interesting guipure design of leaves, some including raised work.  Pretty much rectangular picoted brides. An interesting piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None – although I’m not positive that termination on the ends are intact.
Damage: A few loose brides and frayed motif edgings.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: General wrinkling, especially along the neckline.

271584463633   Unsold as of 9/23/2014 2:54 PM MST.

http://tinyurl.com/npvhguc PAIR ANTIQUE IRISH CROCHET LACE CUFFS…ECRU
Size: 10.5″ x 4″
Starting Price: $9.99
Auction ends: Sep 21, 2014 18:00:16 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller sewandso1, Sarasota, Florida, United States
Comments: a pair of Irish Crochet cuffs.  Nice contrast between the heavy motifs below and Rose of Sharon pattern above.  You see this in IC collars sometimes, rarely in cuffs. Tight technique, some raised work, picots look like crocheted loops.
Provenance:  Estate of J. Rosell, costume maker for Opera singer Bidu Sayao, 1920’s
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few broken threads.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

121432478980   Sold for $38.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mu2ryy7 Rare 17th Century lace square
Size: 5.5″ square
Starting Price: $19.95
Auction ends: Sep 21, 2014 20:45:59 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller zimore, Upper Lake, California, United States
Comments: A square of geometric needlelace, of the type often associated with mid 17th century England.  The motifs include flowers and urns – it has a kind of geometric ‘pottenkant’ feel.  My guess is that this was part of a much larger table cover where you would have many of these, see http://tinyurl.com/pcosuu5 (now in my collection).
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Intact, but probably part of a larger piece.
Damage: Broken edge thread upper right, more extensive breaks upper left edge.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

291239776892   Sold for $159.49, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ogqo73m A Gorgeous Mid Victorian Brussels Lace Bertha
Size: 14 cm x 110 cm
Starting Price: 48.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 22, 2014 12:05:42 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A bertha collar of Duchesse de Bruges – a lot of the Bloemwerk style side.  Note the little ‘islands’ among the brides – a good sign of Bloemwerk.  Conventional motifs, and I like the fillings in the strapwork.  Plaited square mesh brides.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Some fold creases and a bit wrinkled.

311093191481   Sold for 48.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/nh6mcgq Antique/vintage Brussels duchesse and point de gaze circular border
Size: inner edge 55″, 6″ max depth.
Starting Price: 12.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 22, 2014 14:08:45 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A circular border of Brussels Duchesse with raised petal roses in the Point de Gaze inserts. Conventional Duchesse motifs in the bobbinlace with a little raised work.  This must have originally been a kind of table linen.  Might work for a bertha.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None – but center cloth missing.
Damage: Seller cites some broken brides, small holes, and repairs to the Point de Gaze.
Soilage: I see a few small brown spots, but clean overall.
Finish: No obvious fold lines or wrinkles. It lays well.

231334400270   Sold for 107.00 GBP, 9 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kadbnkp 52 ins antique/vintage Irish crochet lace
Size: 6″ x 52″
Starting Price: 12.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 22, 2014 14:16:11 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of Irish Crochet in a wonderful early pattern.  I love when IC is used as a textile. It resembles ‘imitation guipure’ (see the Ballantyne books on Irish Crochet), but with a rather geometric pattern.  Lengths like this don’t come along very often.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: I think it’s cut on both ends.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks like a cream color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231334408628   Sold for 33.00 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/p6z9rkh Antique Irish Crochet Lace Collar Dress Yoke
Size: 17″ neckline, 39″ outside edge, 8.25″ deep
Starting Price: $49.00
Auction ends: Sep 22, 2014 17:05:51 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller yielding1, Hermann, Missouri, United States
Comments: A collar of Irish Crochet. This is quite impressive in design and technique. Raised work, along with a tightly worked narrow ribbon forming most of the motifs.  Large picots on the brides – I think they are crocheted loops.  I especially like the trefoil motifs along the outer edges.  A very interesting piece.
Provenance:  From an estate.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites some age patina.
Finish: No obvious crease or wrinkles.

351171674597   Sold for $133.00, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/p8kbl8t Antique Figural Needle Lace Applique Insert Mythical Creature
Size: 3.5″
Starting Price: $34.99
Auction ends: Sep 23, 2014 16:57:32 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller sohovintage1, Albertville, Minnesota, United States
Comments: We’ve seen these several times before on Ebay – bobbinlace guipure inserts from Offida Italy.  The motifs are actually the personal emblems of past kings of France.  See also numbers 301316751063, 291244713431, 301316760719, 291244719758, 301316770595 and 301316774786.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.
Further Comments:  9/21/14  – A LaceNews reader suggests that these could also have been made in the Le Puy area, which makes a lot of sense given in imagery.

301316744484   Sold for $34.99, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/k9fjsfg ANTIQUE VINTAGE LACE WOMEN’S HANKIE VERY NICE OFF WHITE CREAM COLOR
Size: 11″ square
Starting Price: $9.99
Auction ends: Sep 23, 2014 18:06:20 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller cjsvtgstuff, Hershy, Nebraska, United States
Comments: A guipure bobbinlace handkerchief – one of those indeterminate guipures which could be French or Spanish.  I’m guessing French from the almost fleur-de-lis motifs in the corners.  Good, bold design.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Fold creases.

251648167991   Sold for #33.99, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/n3mj2ky Victorian Antique Belgian Duchesse Bobbin Lace Large Shawl Collar Ruffle Trim
Size: 38″ neckline, 74″ outside edge, 6.5″ deep
Starting Price: $99.99
Auction ends: Sep 23, 2014 18:38:24 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller 1860-1960, Moorpark, California, United States
Comments: A bertha of Duchesse de Bruges or perhaps Bloemwerk.  Large bold motifs, and note the square-mesh filling stitches.  These aren’t typical Duchesse motifs and the work is a bit heavy, so I’m a bit puzzled as to where this might have originated.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: A few broken brides.
Soilage: Cream color.
Finish: It looks slightly shrunken and a little worn, perhaps from a past wash.

371143624929   371143624929a   Sold for $99.99, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/k6uusw8 Exquisite Antique Brussels Point de Gaze Lace Hankie Wedding Handkerchief 13.5″
Size: 13.5″ square
Starting Price: $150.00
Auction ends: Sep 23, 2014 19:28:13 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller meadowbrookfarm, Canterbury, Connecticut, United States
Comments: A handkerchief of Point de Gaze – no raised work.  Good romantic floral design with a few decorative ‘mode fillings in the corner areas.  Also some heavy rings used in flower centers.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: One small hole in the Point de Gaze mesh.
Soilage: Slightly cream color.
Finish: Fold creases, general wrinkling in the cloth.

251648245662   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/kpgxfew Belgian Brussels Bobbin Lace Lappet
Size: 1.5″ to 2.5″ x 39″
Starting Price: $22.00
Auction ends: Sep 24, 2014 18:00:09 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller textiles2012, Hydes, Maryland, United States
Comments: A lappet tie of Brussels bobbinlace application on machine net. It’s unusual to find small forms of this lace. This one has seen better days, but the technique is quite nice.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Lots of small holes in the tulle, some repairs.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious folds or creases – just a little worn.

261596851412   Sold for $31.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/omwphld SWEET ANTIQUE~VICTORIAN LACE COLLAR~POINT DE GAZE~ROSES~!
Size: 22″ neck edge, 3″ max depth.
Starting Price: $9.99
Auction ends: Sep 24, 2014 18:00:19 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller ebaebaby, United States
Comments: A long collar of Point de Gaze with raised petal roses.  Note the connected picots along the edges.  Conventional design – note also the large decorative filling at each end.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: A few small holes and pinholes in the mesh.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: General wear, slightly wrinkled.

371146062457   Sold for $39.99, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/q9ywxly VOLANT DE DENTELLE ANCIENNE NOIRE CHANTILLY-Décor floral- fin XIXème S-275x34cm
Size: 34 cm x 2m75cm
Starting Price: 54.00 EUR Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Sep 25, 2014 01:54 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller poizay37, La Roche Clermault, France
Comments: A border of Chantilly with an unusual deeply scalloped edge. Interesting design – I like the large teardrop separations for each repeat.  Well done floral sprays, and the fillings look a little like 6-pointed stars instead of the usual honeycomb. However there were apparently more photos, but they don’t seem to be there now.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: At least one end cut.
Damage: Hard to tell from the single photo, but nothing really obvious.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

251542298447   Buy-it-now exercised.

http://tinyurl.com/mwnle64 LARGE ANTIQUE BRUSSELS BOBBIN LACE FAN. HAND MADE LACE. FLORAL DESIGN.
Size: 13.5″ tall, 25.5″ wide
Starting Price: 40.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 25, 2014 10:45:21 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller georginanntiques, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A Duchesse de Bruges fan – no raised work, no needlelace accents.  The motifs are rather openly worked, done both by a looser whole stitch and lots of half stitch – quite effective. This might also be from the use of a finer thread.  Irregular plated brides.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: 2 broken sticks. A few broken brides, one edge break top right hand side.
Soilage: Age darkened.
Finish: Expected folds for a fan.

251649888402   Sold for 74.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nwtg9wd Victorian Bonnet Lace Veil – white – Wedding ?
Size: ~40.75″, 21″ on sides.
Starting Price: 75.00 GBP Buy-it- Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: Sep 25, 2014 23:44:05 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller hamstershoard, Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
Comments: A bonnet veil of embroidered net or it might be adapted from a larger shawl (see condition notes).  The embroidery looks needlerun, and the whole design has a kind of ‘blonde-de-caen’ pattern with the large sprays just above the lower border. I’m guessing it’s a Lier piece, beautifully worked.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: I’m a little bothered by the top edge – I expect a foldover for a ribbon, but the edge motifs below the fold look a little interrupted. So I wonder if this was cut from a larger piece.
Damage: A few pinholes in the tulle.
Soilage: Looks clean, can’t determine the exact color.
Finish: Beautiful drape.

361033362234   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/lzx9smo COLLECTORS RARITY 3+M BROAD WONDERFUL FRENCH SILK CHANTILLY FLOWER LACE 100YEARS
Size: 13″ x 120″
Starting Price: $199.99 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Sep 26, 2014 05:06:33 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller seltmeister, simmerath, Germany
Comments: A Chantilly border, no esprits in the ground.  It has a fairly short repeat of flowers with strapwork below – not the very elaborate floral design often seen.  The design is clean and precisely worked.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut. Engrelure at the top.
Damage: Hard to tell from the photographs.  Seller cites ‘some smaller defects’ but no specifics.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: I think I see some soft vertical creases.

111446672250   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/p5fpmuw LOVELY 1860 BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE NEEDLELACE 83×11,5 CM COLLECTORS FINEST 22
Size: 11.5 cm x 83 cm
Starting Price: $249.99 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Sep 26, 2014 05:37:52 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller seltmeister, simmerath, Germany
Comments: A border of Brussels bobbin and needlelace applique on machine net.  It looks like 4 rows of decoration, counting from the bottom, the 1st is needlelace, the 2nd and 4th are bobbinlace, and the 3rd is combined needle/bobbin.  This linear design is a bit difficult to understand.
Provenance:  Collector’s estate
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut. Engrelure at the top.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

111446696474  No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/palvde8 antique HANDMADE Vtg EDWARDIAN BELGIAN BRUGGE BOBBIN LACE 1yd 26″
Size: 7.5″ x 1 yard 26″
Starting Price: $19.99
Auction ends: Sep 26, 2014 15:00:35 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller tricia460_0, Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Comments: A border of Bruges Duchesse – a little more typical of Duchesse than Bloemwerk.  Some rolled raised work.  I find the photos confusing, just wish the piece were laid flat so you can see the entire design.  But it looks like fairly conventional Duchesse.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

281444634940   Sold for $38.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/l3y3b3g ANTIQUE – RARE TO FIND – TULLE LACE LARGE – Cotton – made in france – 19 th
Size: 36 cm x 2 meters 44 cm
Starting Price: $19.99
Auction ends: Sep 26, 2014 16:50:12 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mybesttrash, porto, porto, Portugal
Comments: A Crinoline flounce of Brussels bobbinlace application on machine net.  There are some small needlelace accents used as filling, and some of the motifs are entirely done in needlelace.  Good romantic design, lots of esprits in the ground.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: One end looks cut and bound, can’t see the other end.
Damage: Some pinholes and small holes in the tulle, also a few repairs.
Soilage: Localized small brown stains.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

321528651360   Sold for $132.50, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/n6p4nbu DENTELLE ANCIENNE DE BRUXELLES
Size: 8 cm x 148 cm
Starting Price: 1.00 EUR
Auction ends: Sep 27, 2014 06:09:51 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller cmap55, france, France
Comments: A border of Point de Gaze, no raised work.  Minimal decorative fillings, so this piece relies solely on design.  It has a fairly short repeat slightly vertical in feel.  Lots of gimp work in this piece.  Esprits throughout the ground.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see ends to tell if they are cut.  Engrelure added.
Damage: Small holes and pinholes throughout the mesh.
Soilage: Beige color, with localized brown spotting.
Finish: Light vertical fold creases.

261599800779   Sold for 166.00 EUR, 9 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ntlf5bz DENTELLE ANCIENNE APPLICATION ANGLETERRE belle longueur à restaurer 410 cm
Size: 36 cm x 410 cm
Starting Price: 1.00 EUR
Auction ends: Sep 27, 2014 06:09:51 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller cmap55, france, France
Comments: A crinoline flounce of Brussels application on machine net.  The design is later 19th c, rather conventional romantic type.  A few needlelace fillings in flower centers.  Found esprits in the ground.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Seller cites some holes and repairs around the edges.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Vertical fold creases, other creases and light wrinkling.

261599810089   Sold for 352.00 EUR, 13 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/oknnnds JOLIE VESTE ANCIENNE DENTELLE GUIPURE IRLANDE ET DENTELLE VALENCIENNES 19ème
Size: 46 cm high, 36 cm waist?  Maybe across the waist?
Starting Price: 1.00 EUR
Auction ends: Sep 27, 2014 06:50:46 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller cmap55, france, France
Comments: A jacket of Irish Crochet, with a lining, and a collar and front edging of another lace but I can’t tell what it is. For some reason the additional photos for this seller aren’t coming through.  Fairly large crochet motifs, typical Irish patterns, with a regular picoted ground. Also can’t tell if this is made up from another piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Unknown.
Damage: I think the seller is saying there are some broken brides.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: A bit wrinkled.

261599829673   Sold for 61.00 EUR, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/m2vu6wv PANNEAU DE DENTELLE ANCIENNE FUSEAU MAIN SUR FOND VIOLET
Size: 33 cm x 169 cm
Starting Price: 1.00 EUR
Auction ends: Sep 27, 2014 06:56:53 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller cmap55, france, France
Comments: A border of afigural pieced bobbinlace – it resembles Milanese especially with the a square-mesh ground and the decorative fillings, and slightly decorated tapes. And that is a possibility, but I think it’s more  like a Flemish piece  in the treatment of the smaller flowers and areas like the antlers on the deer. The figures are quite innovative, but at the same time a bit primitive.  The top and bottom border aren’t quite typical of Milanese either. An Eastern European origin is also not out of the question.  Unfortunately the additional photos aren’t coming through, so I can’t get a good look at a ground closeup, which might answer some questions.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Sewn to a purple fabric. Can’t see the ends.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks a beige color
Finish: Lies well thanks to the backing cloth, note a few wrinkles.

261599834019   Sold for 191.00 EUR, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/obylkxd AN AMAZING VICTORIAN CLONES IRISH CROCHET LACE COLLAR WITH HANGING FLOWER BUDS
Size: 37″ neckline, 15″ deep center back.  Hanging buds are 2″ long.
Starting Price: 27.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 27, 2014 09:29:44 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller garden*hill, Reading, United Kingdom
Comments: A collar of Irish Crochet.  Tightly worked, lots of raised elements, and note the little hanging flowers. These might be signs of French work.   Picots on the square mesh ground look crocheted.  The design is symmetric, but not all that well organized. Still, it’s an unusual, interesting piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

191339633612   Sold for 41.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/o5yd2b2 Vintage Irish Crochet Clones Lace Jacket Antique Ball Trim Handmade Edwardian
Size: ~34″ long, 23″ sleeves, 32-34″ bust, 18″ across shoulders.
Starting Price: $1,350.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Sep 27, 2014 16:52:30 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller twist-in-time, Keller, Texas, United States
Comments: Given all the raised work I’d say this is an ‘Irish Crochet’ made in France.  Motifs are very large, and there is some variation in the ground.  The technique isn’t quite as tight as many French pieces.  Not quite sure what to think of this.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Seller cites some ‘small discrete repairs’.
Soilage: Seller cites a light overall patina from storage.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

301295803059   301295803059a   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/ng6bd5g DENTELLE A L’AIGUILLE XIXème (Alençon), 3,52 m. x 19 cm.
Size: 19 cm x 3.52 m
Starting Price: 50.00 EUR
Auction ends: Sep 28, 2014 02:39:35 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller oreles, chez moi, France
Comments: A border of Point de Gaze with raised petal roses, nicely done.  Note the fairly elaborate decorative ‘mode’ fillings especially along the bottom; some are quite large. Good romantic design
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: One join.  Ends look almost finished, although they might just have been cut along the pattern.
Damage: Seller cites 50 small holes in the mesh.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

261600591749   Sold for 264.00 EUR, 13 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kmstzv6 A SUPERB AND BEAUTIFUL PALE CREAM NEEDLERUN REGENCY STOLE SHAWL ca. 1820-1830
Size: 27″ x 112″
Starting Price: $125.00
Auction ends: Sep 28, 2014 07:43:56 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller palexpo, Steinhausen, Switzerland
Comments: A rectangular shawl of embroidery on machine net.  I can’t tell from the photos if the stitches are tambour or needlerun, but I suspect needlerun. Might be a Lier piece. Excellent design and technique with elaborate borders at the ends, a smaller border all around, esprits of small buds.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Beautiful soft drape, no obvious creases or wrinkles.

111468964298   Sold for $160.50, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ma2zfvo TWO PRETTY LENGTHS OF ANTIQUE MECHLIN AND ALENCON NEEDLELACE ca. 1790
Size: 2.25″ x 25″ and 2.75″ x 49″
Starting Price: $95.00
Auction ends: Sep 28, 2014 07:45:33 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller palexpo, Steinhausen, Switzerland
Comments: Two borders of Alençon, one looks early 19th c, the other has a more romantic later design. The earlier longer piece has brides tortillée the other the réseau fin with interesting decorative ‘mode’ fillings.  Wish there were more of each.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Earlier piece looks good, later one has some pulls and perhaps repairs to the ground.
Soilage: One light cream, one darker (I’ll assume that’s the longer one – which also has some brown discoloration).
Finish: A few fold creases and light wrinkles in both.

111468965117  111468965117a   Sold for $95.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/k9ulfn4 Amazing antique Brussels applique lace crinoline flounce – 7 yards 28 ins
Size: 16.5″ x 7 yards 28″
Starting Price: $850.00
Auction ends: Sep 28, 2014 12:27:50 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: This is the week for crinoline flounces, and this is an exceptional one of Brussels application on machine net. My only minor gripe is no esprits in the ground.  A few needlelace accents used as fillings, but overall the bobbin work is of very high quality.  Masses of flowers and excellent strapwork along the lower edge. This is a high end market piece made by a superior manufacturer.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Ends cut.
Damage: A few small holes/pinholes in the tulle.
Soilage: Seller cites ‘slightly aged darkened mid ivory color’.
Finish: Some vertical fold creases.  Overall it lays very well.  Regarding the chalky substance, this is not part of the making a piece like this. It might be some kind of early attempt at a storage preservative, or a whitening agent.  I’d suggest not touching it until the composition can be determined.  It does seem localized and could probably be removed.

331326210180   Sold for 920.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

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Workshop CA: Needle Lace in Wire for Beginners, Lenka Suchanek – October 5, 2014

Needle Lace in Wire for Beginners
Instructor:  Lenka Suchanek
Date and Time: Sunday, October 5, 2014, 9:30 to 17:30
Venue: South Surrey Arts Centre
(in collaboration with Semiahmoo Arts)
14601 20 Ave, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Website: http://tinyurl.com/plb9xvp
Information and Registration: laceway@gmail.com or telephone 778-288-0720
Registration deadline, Thursday September 25, 2014.
Cost:   $120.00, materials (not equipment) included.
Honiton or bolster pillow recommended, bring your own or purchase for $95.00.

This workshop introduces needle lacemaking in wire and explains how to work with fine wire and what stitches to use to build patterns. Class project – needle lace sampler – can be mounted as a picture or in a special greeting card (see photo below). Focus of the workshop is on small scale work that is suitable for delicate art or jewelry making.

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Lenka Suchanek is a self-taught lacemaker and lace designer. She works in the centuries old European techniques of handmade bobbin lace and needle lace, bringing them to life in pictures, sculptures and wearable art. Specializing in metal lace, she uses fine wires of copper, bronze, steel, and precious metals to create unique pieces that are traditional and modern at the same time. Lenka’s work has been exhibited around the world, and received awards and recognition for the original approach to the traditional craft.

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Lenka’s work, “Memory of this World”

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Auction: Ewbank’s – Autumn Fine Sale – September 25, 2014

Vintage Fashion, Textiles and Accessories
Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014
Place: Ewbank’s, Burnt Common Auction Rooms
London Road, Send, Woking, Surrey, GU23 7LN
Map: http://tinyurl.com/k49qw7o
Viewings: Monday Sept 22,  from 10:00 to 17:00
Tuesday Sept 23  from 10:00 to 20:00
Morning of the sale, Wednesday Sep 24,  9:30 to 10:00
Saturday Sept 20 viewing from 10:00 to 14:00
Time: The textile lots are on the second day of the sale, starting at 10:30
Web Catalog: http://tinyurl.com/nfra7og
Phone: +44 [0] 1483 223 101
Fax: +44 [0] 1483 222 171
Email: antiques@ewbankauctions.co.uk, see also http://tinyurl.com/k49qw7o

This auction has textile lots 774-914 (the second day of the auction) – I received an email from the Jewellery and Decorative Arts specialist saying that these are from an important collection and fresh to the market.  There aren’t many lots specifically on lace, and some photos and descriptions are lacking, but take a look at:
Lot 802, A framed Duchesse de Bruxelles fan
Lot 858, An application shawl
Lot 867   Looks like a Milanese 18th century panel showing Adam and Eve
Lot 871   Other Milanese pieces

Bidding: Bidders must register on the site at http://tinyurl.com/pp2z4d3. You can participate in live auctions on the website for an additional buyer’s premium charge of 3% plus VAT on the hammer price. Internet bids must be placed no later than 1 hour prior to the sale.  You can also leave commission bids.

A 25.2% buyer’s premium is applied to the bid and that premium is subject to the prevailing VAT rate.
Terms and conditions can be seen at http://tinyurl.com/kmqp6xn Payment can be made by check or credit card if the registered address is the same as the card address. There’s a surcharge of 2.5% + VAT on credit cards (not debit cards).

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