Ebay Alerts! Thirty-two items – February 1, 2015

http://tinyurl.com/k3mew4n ANTIQUE NANDUTI OR TENERIFE DOILY
Size: 11.5″ square
Starting Price: $15.00
Auction ends: Feb 1, 2015, 7:01 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller pearll, Rockville Centre, New York, United States
Comments: This seller has recently had some excellent Ñanduti laces. This one is a square, probably a table piece.  The extensive ground in the center is a sign of Ñanduti work, although the piece does not have the typical palm leaf border.  Probably a 1950’s piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Hard to tell the color, but looks clean.
Finish: A few small folds around the edges, minor.

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http://tinyurl.com/p35n2cg Antq Bedfordshire Beds Maltese? bobbin lace hanky handkerchief handmade wedding
Size: ~13″ square
Starting Price: 9.00 GBP
Auction ends: Feb 1, 2015, 11:19 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller hedgehogpear, BN8, United Kingdom
Comments: I think this is Beds, but not a very typical design. The outside plaited edge is typical, as are the use of woven leaves.  Quite an interesting design, almost looks like a tape lace. Note the edge against the cloth is beautifully done.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: One small frayed and torn spot.
Soilage: Seller cites some small stains on the join to the cloth – they look a faint yellow.
Finish: Horizontal and vertical fold creases

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http://tinyurl.com/l4npxkp Antique Handmade Lace Duchesse Brussels Lappet Collar French Doll Dress Trim
Size: Not given.
Starting Price: $85.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: Feb 1, 2015, 12:42 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller yourattictreasures, Owings Mills, Maryland, United States
Comments: A collar with lappet ends of Duchesse de Bruges. Nicely shaped edge along the neckline.  Fairly conventional motifs, and I like the handling of the flowers in the center parts.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: A few broken brides.
Soilage: Seller cites mild age stains.
Finish: Looks a little worn.

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http://tinyurl.com/q7qaw89 Wide band of Handmade Bobbin Lace, Probably 1600s Italian COLLECT STUDY PIECE
http://tinyurl.com/o5us4gb ITALIAN BOBBIN LACE BAND PROBABLY C 1600 COLLECTOR STUDY PIECE
Size: ~ 5″ x 20″, 3.75″ x 23″
Starting Price: $225.00
$235.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: Feb 1, 2015, 12:42 PM, PST
Feb 5, 2015, 6:46 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: Two similar early plaited bobbinlace insertions from the same seller.  Lace like this is shown in Ricci’s “Old Italian Lace” in the section on Venetian bobbinlaces. Ricci makes a connection with these designs and Le Pompe of 1557, although not exact. There are strong similarities in the patterns with these pieces (for example, plate no. 82 in Ricci for the second one, although the Ebay piece lacks the raised work).  Three similar pieces but with the raised work came up on Ebay  in November 2013 (see http://tinyurl.com/mzezu5b).  Unfortunately Ricci doesn’t give dimensions for the examples in her book.  Very difficult to definitively assign early dates to laces like this, and they were extensively copied even into the 20th century. Later examples tend to be more loosely woven and larger in size, so I’m a little bothered by the 5″ width of the first piece. Both have a very tight woven appearance often associated with early pieces. Altogether both are quite interesting.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Ends cut on both.
Damage: Ends secured but frayed.  One damaged area near the top end of the first piece. Second piece seems intact.
Soilage: Both ecru color with a little localized light brown staining vixible in the second piece.
Finish: Vertical fold creases in both.

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http://tinyurl.com/luxbnan HONITON English handmade bobbin lace Lapel-style collar 19th C
Size: max width ~3″, just over 1 yard long.
Starting Price: $19.00
Auction ends: Feb 2, 2015, 8:46 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A long, narrow Honiton point collar. Snails/slugs style, and the design is roughly, but not entirely symmetric. Needle-made ground.  It is nicely defined by the separate openwork edge – simple edgings like these were extensively made for edging purposes. The leadworks in the edgings match the fillings in some leaves near the points of the collar.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: A few frayed and brokenthreads.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

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http://tinyurl.com/qb64sud HONITON Brussels lace ANTIQUE vintage COLLAR 50.5″ lapel
Size: 50.5″ x 4″
Starting Price: $29.99
Auction ends: Feb 2, 2015, 9:00 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller the.lace.place, Spokane, Washington, United States
Comments: A long collar of Duchesse de Bruges, with a little raised work on halfstitch ground. Conventional motifs, looks like there might be a butterfly center back.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A little frayed, esp. along outside edge.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Generally worn appearance.

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http://tinyurl.com/pa24fka 2 antique/vintage Brussels Duchesse and Point de GAze lace pieces – collar?
http://tinyurl.com/nas6k7o HAND MADE 19TH C RICH FLORAL HONITON LACE COLLAR FOR DRESS
Size: 10″ long, 5.7 wide at tops
26″ neckline, 4″ wide at back.
Starting Price: 21.00 GBP
$29.00
Auction ends: Feb 2, 2015, 11:57 AM, PST
Feb 4, 2015, 3:48 PM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Ebay seller jamiexmas*, Southbridge, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: These are similar in form so I’ll put them together. They are sometimes called “coat collars”, although the first one seems to have lost the separate neckpiece. The first is Duchesse de Bruxelles with raised petals in the Point de Gaze roses. Note the nice raised work in the bobbinlace flowers toward the points, and also the mirror symmetry of the design which distinguishes these from regular triangular inserts.  The second is Honiton point, meaning Honiton with a needle-made ground.  A little snails/slugs, but breaking away a bit into more naturalistic flowers, leaves and thistles.  Nicely done woven tally leadworks.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None on either.
Damage: Nothing obvious on the first, PdG mesh looks good.  One missing leadwork filling in one flower on the Honiton, and a few loose stitches, minor.
Soilage: Occasional brown spot in both.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles on the first, a little wrinkling on edges in the second.

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http://tinyurl.com/l4fzeex DENTELLE ANCIENNE, ANTIQUE LACE, ALENÇON needle lace XVIIIe
Size: 4.3″ x 90.5″
Starting Price: 40.00 EUR
Auction ends: Feb 2, 2015, 11:59 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller bethsalie, paris, Île-de-France, France
Comments: A border of Alençon with the simple Directoire look of the last years of the 18th c. A very light, open design with the simple twisted and overcast Alençon rèseau.  Decorative ‘mode’ fillings are simple and small, in keeping with the design.  Note the diamond-shaped ‘esprits’ in the ground.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see edges to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Some minor pinholes in the ground.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

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http://tinyurl.com/pc2kldp ANTIQUE LACE-BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE PARASOL COVER W/HERALDIC COAT OF ARMS
Size: ~22″ diameter.
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve.
Auction ends: Feb 2, 2015, 3:04 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A monogrammed Point de Gaze parasol cover with heraldic elements and naturalistic floral design. A high end market piece, probably for a wedding trousseau. There is a lot of raised work here, but it’s a bit outside of the traditional raised rose petal technique of conventional Point de Gaze. Here elements have been appliqued more along the bottoms of the flowers, and also attached to the sides of the heraldic motifs. Interesting, there aren’t a lot of decorative ‘mode’ fillings. But then again, the whole piece is interesting. Altogether it’s a little more solid looking than most Point de Gaze.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few small holes and pinholes in the mesh.
Soilage: Seller cites a few small age spots.
Finish: A few creases – hard to tell if it was ever mounted, but the pinholes do speak to some kind of use.

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http://tinyurl.com/mduhb7z ANTIQUE 19c LACE COLLOR POINT D’ANGLETERRE BRUSSELS BOBBIN AND NEEDLE LACE
Size: 14″ neckline, 1.5″ center back.
Starting Price: $44.99
Auction ends: Feb 2, 2015, 3:04 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller orel126, 1680 Sofia, Bulgaria
Comments: A small Point de Gaze collar with interesting pointed ends. I don’t see any bobbinlace in this piece.  Nice design, and some good areas of heavy rings used as decorative ‘mode’ fillings in a grid pattern.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: One repair near the center back.
Soilage: Hard to tell with the light background. but I think it’s a little beige.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

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http://tinyurl.com/obszpdv Très belle longue fine dentelle ancienne Chantilly XIXe Très bel état. Leo 6
Size: 49.5 cm x 460 cm
Starting Price: 385.00 EUR Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: Feb 3, 2015, 6:40 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller gede34, Dans mes armoires, France métropolitaine
Comments: A long, wide Chantilly flounce. The main element at the top is a ‘fountain’ of leaves, and there’s more floral and strapwork in the middle and bottom. No esprits in the ground.  Flounces of Chantilly this long aren’t unusual, but the width is more exceptional.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut. Engrelure added.
Damage: A few pinholes in the mesh.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

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http://tinyurl.com/py52eta * 17th century VENETIAN GROS POINT needle Lace – 48×7 *
Size: 7″ x 48″
Starting Price: $60.00
Auction ends: Feb 3, 2015, 11:35 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller jaruk, Worcester, United Kingdom
Comments: A high relief Gros Point border, beautiful technique, like carved ivory. To me this seems an earlier piece since there isn’t too much decoration in the clothwork, and the borders are very highly sculpted.  As with most pieces of this period (mid 17th c), this one has been cut apart and reassembled for ‘modern’ use. Often you can’t be certain that the same piece was used throughout, or that the manufacture was all under the same direction.  Here many of the brides do look original. I find this a very beautiful piece – and I’m of the firm opinion that there is little about needlelace that you can’t learn by studying a piece of Gros Point.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Reworked. Join in the center.
Damage: Basically good shape for the age.
Soilage: Age patina, nothing serious.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

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http://tinyurl.com/puu2f5b * Antique ALENCON Narrow Needle Lace Trim – Border – 19thc – 50″x1.5″
Size: 1.5″ x 50″
Starting Price: $15.00
Auction ends: Feb 3, 2015, 6:40 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller jaruk, Worcester, United Kingdom
Comments: A narrow border of Argentan or Alençon with brides bouclée. Good, delicate design with a few simple decorative ‘mode’ fillings along the border.  Quite a solid piece of lace, later 18th c.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut one end, can’t see the other. Engrelure added.
Damage: Occasional stray thread and pinhole.  I think the ‘join’ might be part of the manufacturing process.
Soilage: A little beige.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

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http://tinyurl.com/k86mflq Incredible length of Point de Gaze lace
Size: 7″ x 125″
Starting Price: $15.00
Auction ends: Feb 3, 2015, 6:40 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller jaruk, Worcester, United Kingdom
Comments: A long border of Point de Gaze with provenance. Little hard to tell from the photos, but I don’t think there’s any raised work.  Note the decorative ‘mode’ fillings in fairly large grids. Good naturalistic design.
Provenance:  Acquired by seller’s grandmother around the time she was married in 1910.
Condition:
Modifications: Both ends look cut.
Damage: Numerous small holes and pinholes in the mesh.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Slight wrinkling.

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http://tinyurl.com/p4rn9xu 19thC Antique Handmade Brussel DUCHESSE Bobbin LACE Handkerchief WEDDING HANKY
Size: ~12.5″ square
Starting Price: $75.00
Auction ends: Feb 3, 2015, 1:56 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller jaruk, Worcester, United Kingdom
Comments: A Duchesse de Bruges handkerchief.  Good design with large flowers in the corner including a little raised work on halfstitch background. Fairly typical motifs, but this piece has a very nice presence.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Horizontal and vertical fold creases.

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http://tinyurl.com/k33kqb3 POINT DE GAZE STYLE LACE COLLAR, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
Size: 2-5/8″ x 24″
Starting Price: $29.99
Auction ends: Feb 3, 2015, 2:49 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller madhouserags, Concord, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A collar of Point de Gaze, quite lightly done. Raised petal roses.  Not much in the way of decorative ‘mode’ fillings, just some rows of knots, and the usual rose fillings. A fairly simple piece in exceptional condition.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.  Looks unused.

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http://tinyurl.com/kcjcdfr RARE 19THC.ALENCON LACE W/BASKETS, ROSES,BOWS AND FLOWER SWAGS
Size: 6″ x 62″
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Feb 3, 2015, 3:06 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A long, reasonably wide mid 19th c border of Alençon in the 2nd Empire romantic style.  A high-end market piece; these don’t come up very often on Ebay, although you do see them more at the Drouot auctions in Paris. The design is a repeat of a basket with flowers, swags decorated with elaborate ‘mode’ fillings below. No esprits.  The design is rather dense, but in general I’ve found that pieces like this photograph a bit heavier than they actually are.  An excellent example.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut. Engrelure added.
Damage: Occasional pinhole in the mesh. Seller cites a few small openings and a few tiny repairs, which I’m having trouble finding.
Soilage: Seller cites ‘original cream patina’.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

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http://tinyurl.com/p27gohr Handmade Flemish 19th Century Collar or Flounce, Northern Italy
Size: 40″ neckline, 96″ outside edge, 6.5″ deep.
Starting Price: $49.99
Auction ends: Feb 3, 2015, 4:02 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller cybergro2010, Wilmington, Vermont, United States
Comments: A bertha of a lace that around 1900 went by the name Point de Milan.  It’s a pieced bobbinlace with a needlemade ground. It wasn’t too difficult to make, and I think most was made in Belgium, although Italy is a possibility. Often used for table linens. This one is quite nice technique, and two different grounds, one finer than the other.  There’s a little decoration in the clothwork, but not much.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Two inch separation at one edge.
Soilage: A little yellowed.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

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http://tinyurl.com/lcbzhfo New, Never Used, Traditional Belgium Style Bobbin Lacemaking Pillow
Size: Not given.
Starting Price: $195.00
Auction ends: Feb 4, 2015, 12:13 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller snuggles, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
Comments: This is a pillow by “The Lacemaker”, and probably the only late 20th c maker manufacturing the traditional Belgian cushion with the sloping top – I could never figure out how to exactly describe it. I have one, it’s great.  The pillows on mine are covered Styrofoam. There should be three short inserts (much like you find in Switzerland) and one long one. One drawer in the back, but it doesn’t have the shorter section that you can move from the top to the bottom to give the bobbins more room. You still have to take out the pins and transfer a straight pattern from the bottom to the top.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: None.
Soilage: None.
Finish: Unused.

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http://tinyurl.com/p3ht9r8 Handmade 19th C.Black Chantilly bobbin lace lappets CW
Size: 42″ x 1.5″ to 2.25″
Starting Price: $45.00
Auction ends: Feb 4, 2015, 2:31 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A narrow Chantilly lappet scarf. Very little honeycomb fillings, it relies more on point ground everywhere. Fairly simple design, but it fits the format very well.  Unusual piece, most of these have much larger ends.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: A few stray threads and pinholes.
Soilage: None, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: I think I see a few horizontal fold lines.

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http://tinyurl.com/osf2pss FAN EVENTAIL ANTIQUE IMPORTANT STICKS AND LACE HAND FAN IN FRAME
Size: fan, 35 cm x 69 cm.
Starting Price: $299.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Feb 4, 2015, 4:07 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller socios22-2009, Castelar, default, Argentina
Comments: A Point de Gaze fan with spaces to insert painted silk gauze motifs. I think this is original. No raised work in the lace, and it has a number of well-done decorative ‘mode’ fillings. Good naturalistic design, and the sticks are elaborately carved. Tassel is intact. The piece appears to have been pinned to the red cloth in the frame with straight pins. No rust on the pins that I can see.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Painted silk looks pretty shredded. Lace appears OK.
Soilage: Brown stains on the lace that mostly correspond to rib and guardstick attachments.
Finish: Expected fan creases.

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http://tinyurl.com/px8txyn ANTIQUE LACE-ORNATE 19THC.BRUSSELS LACE FLOUNCE
Size: 22″ x 92-93″
Starting Price: $950.00
Auction ends: Feb 5, 2015, 9:52 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: An elaborate crinoline flounce of Brussels bobbinlace appliqued on machine net.  A few simple needle-made fillings.  The motifs are elegant and beautifully done with a good overall naturalistic design.  Note the rows of esprits in the upper ground.  A high-end market piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Seller cites some reattachments needed in the heading, a few openings and repairs. Primarily at the top as if this was taken off a garment.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Some vertical fold creases.

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http://tinyurl.com/paqmvs8 Antique/vintage early Venetian needle lace reshaped into 19C collar
Size: 44″ neckline, back depth 11″
Starting Price: 15.00 GBP
Auction ends: Feb 5, 2015, 12:52 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A 17th c needlelace remade into a deep collar. If I look at this very closely, two things strike me – the looped, picoted ornaments on the brides, and the slightly open, grainy clothwork in the motifs. The last might be from knotted stitches used in early English needlelace, and you also find these kinds of brides in that lace. Would like to get this under the microscope.
Provenance:  Part of a collection belonging to Christian Maul Anderson (nee Jardin).
Condition:
Modifications: Remade.
Damage: Seller cites many broken brides and small holes.
Soilage: Ivory color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

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http://tinyurl.com/mk8twdq Dramatic VICTORIAN Gros Point de Venise Needl Lace Yardage — DECOR COLLECT
Size: 5″ x 3 yards
Starting Price: $245.00
Auction ends: Feb 5, 2015, 1:09 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A Venise needlelace border – might be Belgian. Note the line of rings which you also find in Point de Gaze. I can’t see details of the outlines, but I suspect they are widely spaced buttonholed, also a Belgian characteristic. Excellent decorative clothwork used as fillings.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: One end cut, can’t see the other end.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Ivory/ecru color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

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http://tinyurl.com/p5x7278 Mid 19th C. Belgian Flounce Bobbin lace with Alencon Ground — Yardage
Size: 8.5″ x 1 yard 30″
Starting Price: $195.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: Feb 5, 2015, 1:43 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A Belgian flounce with needle-made twisted/overcast ground and needle-made fillings that you also see in Point de Gaze.  Catalogs from around 1900 call this Point de Flandre, although it usually does not include the needle-made ground. Today it sometimes goes under the name ‘Old Flanders’. The bobbinlace designs have a thick gimp and occasional rolled ribs, and the windows in the clothwork and general design are reminiscent of late 17th Century Flanders lace, especially the trefoil flower heads and scalloped motif edges.  Excellent example of the type.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut one end, other end looks finished. Engrelure added.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Ivory/ecru color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

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http://tinyurl.com/ngb6xm8 19th C. Handmade Bucks Point bobbin lace edging. Study Piece Dolls
Size: 2.25″ x just over 1 yard.
Starting Price: $39.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Feb 5, 2015, 1:51 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A point ground bobbinlace border. Hard to tell the difference between Bucks and the more floral forms of Lille with this type of design.  I’m leaning toward Lille, mainly because of the treatment of the edges around the motifs.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Vertical and irregular fold creases.

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http://tinyurl.com/m2uz4ax ANTIQUE LACE C1800’s LACE COLLAR POINT DE GAZE LARGE HANDMADE MUSEUM DEACCESSION
Size: 15.5″ neckline, 19″ center depth. 76″ bottom edge.
Starting Price: $400.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Feb 6, 2015, 9:24 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller oldthreads, Franklinville, New York, United States
Comments: A small shawl of Point de Gaze, no raised work. nteresting naturalistic design with some variation in the clothwork.  Note the lines of decorative ‘mode’ fillings in some flowers, and the esprits in the ground. It’s a bit hard to tell what they have in mind in the design with what looks like pieces of wood, perhaps a fence? Large examples of this kind of lace are not common.
Provenance:  Recently de-accessioned from the Rochester N. Y. Strong Museum.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Pinholes and small holes and tears in the ground throughout.
Soilage: Small localized brown staining.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

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http://tinyurl.com/pg8tco4 ANTIQUE LACE COLLAR DUCHESSE BOBBIN LACE HANDMADE MUSEUM DEACCESSION
Size: 46.5 neckedge, 7.5″ back depth.
Starting Price: $350.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Feb 6, 2015, 10:22 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller oldthreads, Franklinville, New York, United States
Comments: A Duchesse de Bruges long collar. Excellent, tightly woven bobbin technique, reminiscent of Ghent work.  Quite a bold design. I’m unsure if the neckline is intact since there’s a separate piece sewn on top of this area.  No needlelace accents that I can find.
Provenance:  Recently de-accessioned from the Rochester N. Y. Strong Museum.
Condition:
Modifications: Neckline situation unsure.
Damage: Nothing obvious form the photos.
Soilage: Localized brown stains throughout.
Finish: Fold crease at the back.

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http://tinyurl.com/nylwam9 FINE ANTIQUE FRENCH CARVED MOTHER OF PEARL STICKS & BRUSSELS LACE LEAF FAN
Size: 21.5 cm long, 41 cm wide.
Starting Price: $1,20.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer.
Auction ends: Feb 8, 2015, 1:19 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller vikymako, Madrid, Spain
Comments: A Point de Gaze fan with elaborately carved and painted Mother of Pearl sticks. No raised work in the needlelace. Note the extensive areas of grid-like fillings, and some fairly large decorative ‘mode’ fillings.  Conventional romantic floral and scroll design.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few pinholes in the mesh.
Soilage: Brown staining especially at one end.
Finish: Expected fan creases.

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http://tinyurl.com/l8ru3r2 Glass Magic Lantern Slide A LACE MAKER / POSTCARD SELLER C1900 SWITZERLAND
Size: not given
Starting Price: 20.00 GBP
Auction ends: Feb 8, 2015, 11:32 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller moonspender, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Comments: Collecting lantern slides is an acquired taste, afterall, what do you do with them? This colored one is unusual, as if the fact that it comes from Switzerland. But they do give information that you don’t normally find in postcards – look at the child’s pillow, much like “The Lacemaker” pillow reviewed above.  We also don’t have much information on stands. And overall it’s a good social commentary.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: N/A

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No Ebay Alerts for January 25, 2015

Apologies, I’m visiting Minneapolis for a couple of family birthdays. Will resume the alerts next week.

Laurie

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Lace Event UK: The First Spring Lace Fair, Haydock Park Racecourse – April 18, 2015

The First Spring Lace Fair, Haydock Park Racecourse
Sponsor:  Church Meadow Crafts
Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015
Place: The Lancaster Suite, Haydock Park Racecourse
Newton-le-Willows, WA12 0HQ, UK
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Website:  http://tinyurl.com/pc3sjxf

Vendors:
Acorn Bobbins, Reg Beasant, Bronte Beads, Church Meadow Crafts, Fireside Reflections, Jo Firth, Brian Goodwin, Halfpenny Beads, IT Stitches, Stuart Johnson, the Lace Guild, Lacewing, Makit Lace, Needlepaws, Chris Parsons, Patchwork Gallery, PollyJane Yarns, Presencia UK Ltd., Shireburn Lace, SMP Lace, Anne Spencer, C & D Springett, Turnstyle, Margaret Wall, Winslow Bobbins and John Woodcock
Exhibition:
The Margaret Tite Collection

This event will be the first major lace show in the North West of the UK.

Tickets: £4.00 at the door.
Discounted advance tickets available from the contact, £3.50 each or £3.00 for 10 or more. Please include SAE.
Free parking, disabled friendly.  Refreshments available all day.
Contact: Lynn and David Turner
15 Carisbrook Dive, Winsford, Cheshire CW7 1LN
Telephone: 01606 594200

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Ebay Alerts! Twenty-seven items – January 18, 2015

http://tinyurl.com/m69sb8z 2 lengths brussels point de gaze lace + 2 embroidered lower sleeves
Size: 3.5″ x (58″ and 46″)
Starting Price: 30.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jan 18, 2015, 4:53 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller reddolly123, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Comments: Two sections of a Point de Gaze border, no raised work, and minimal decorative ‘mode’ fillings. But the clothwork fillings are varied and interesting, and the design of large leaves along the lower border and smaller trails above is elegant. Nicely done technique.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Two of the four ends are cut, can’t see the rest.  Engrelure added. One join in the center of one length.
Damage: A few pinholes in the mesh. Not enough closeup photos to make a really good assessment.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell.
Finish: Some light vertical fold creases.

351286602552   Sold for 112.00 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mzkqjl8 ANTIQUE LACE – BRUSSELS MIXED LACE 11 FT. 10 INS LENGTH BY 6.5 INS. DEEP
Size: 6.5″ x 11′ 10″
Starting Price: 225.00 GBP Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: Jan 18, 2015, 7:49 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller amberfarleigh, N. Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Comments: A Bruges or Ghent pieced lace border. Short repeat alternating between small flowers in a grid with larger flowers, and a scalloped border. The work is quite tightly done, and the whole effect rather solid.  Quite an interesting piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: One end looks terminated rather than cut, can’t see the other end.
Damage: A few broken brides.
Soilage: Creamy color.
Finish: Looks a little shrunken, perhaps from past wash.

191481173790   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/ltxuwe8 Vtg Lace Antique Val Huge Handmade Handkerchief French Embroidered 1830’s
http://tinyurl.com/l4pdq76 19thc HANDKERCHIEF Embroiderd Whitework – Marriage ARMORIAL Coat of Arms
Size: 20.5″ x 21″
18″ x 18″
Starting Price: $875.00 Buy-it-Now
$150.00
Auction ends: Jan 18, 2015, 10:43 AM, PST
Jan 22, 2015, 10:35 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller twist-in-time, Keller, Texas, United States
Ebay seller jaruk, Worcester, United Kingdom
Comments: These are similar so I’ll review them together.  Although the whitework handkerchief can stand very well alone, you often see these edged with Valenciennes lace.  I like to review this type of whitework embroidery, because it was something they tried to teach me when I studied in Alençon, and often includes the same type of decorative ‘mode’ fillings as are used in the needlelace. These are both excellent examples, both edge with square-mesh Valenciennes.  Note the initials worked into the first example in the lace, that’s very unusual.  More typically you find something in the embroidery, such as the armorial motif in the second piece.
Note, I was terribly at the embroidery, it’s a lot harder than it looks.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos on the first piece.  One pinhole in the linen on the second one.
Soilage: First one: seller cites a slight overall patina and some light faint tanning on the embroidery, minor.
Second one: 2 small brown dots on the armorial motif, minor.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles in either.

301447449137   No bids.
161560863880   Sold for $560.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/p8s4fxm Antique hand made bobbin Maltese lace silk collar flounce edging
Size: 14 cm x 140 cm
Starting Price: 9.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jan 18, 2015, 11:07 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller hedgehogpear, BN8, United Kingdom
Comments: A Maltese bertha of cream colored silk. It has an unusual ground of fond chant (6 pointed star), which is occasional seen. Although here it looks a little thinly done. Nice guipure work medallions in the center section, more like 4-leaf clovers than crosses. Typical Maltese crosses around the edge.  A simple band of woven leaves along the neckline.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None, although the ends cut the motifs, but I think this is original. A closeup of the area would help.
Damage: Two missing leaves along the neckline, and a couple separations along the outside border.  Small areas of wear along the outside border.
Soilage: A small pink spot on one medallion.
Finish: A little creased in places, some vertical fold lines.

161556084753   Sold for 18.30 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ot9kbw9 Antique Brussels? hand made bobbin lace on net tulle ground flounce edging 1.4m
Size: 22 cm x 140 cm
Starting Price: 9.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jan 18, 2015, 11:13 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller hedgehogpear, BN8, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net. Elegant romantic design with small, well-done motifs. Circular esprits in the upper ground.  A good example of the type, and a nice width.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Ends cut.
Damage: A few very small holes in the tulle, three small damaged spots in the engrelure.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Some irregular creases, and light vertical fold lines.  I think the motifs don’t look quite as crisp as they could, but overall good. Might be a sign of a past wash.

161556148061   Sold for 85.00 GBP, 9 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pnj4dsm Antique hand made bobbin lace collar Honiton English lace
Size: 37 cm neckline, 7 cm max depth.
Starting Price: 9.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jan 18, 2015, 11:35 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller hedgehogpear, BN8, United Kingdom
Comments: A small collar of Honiton guipure lace. Breaking out of the snails/slugs style with interesting small motifs, nicely made. There’s a kind of variation on the turkey tail motif along the outside edge. Note the combination whole and half stitch in the roses. Brides look like simple plaits. The design is a bit crowded, and the neck edging doesn’t much match the rest of the design.  Intriguing piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None. The endpoints of the collar at the neckline look a little clumsy.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks a little brown in the photos.
Finish: Vertical fold creases.

161556344490   Sold for 21.00 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/oznta6o * MECHLIN 18thc Antique Bobbin LACE Border / Edgings *
Size: 1.75″ x (19.5″, 19.5″)
Starting Price: $65.00
Auction ends: Jan 18, 2015, 12:36 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller jaruk, Worcester, United Kingdom
Comments: Two lengths of the same mid 18th C Louis XV Mechlin lace. The pieces have a very clean and precise design, and excellent technique. Note the typical quatrefoil elements in the fillings.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: I can see part of one cut end, can’t see the other ends.
Damage: Just some trivial wear along the foot edge – condition is exceptional.
Soilage: May be a hint of a little brown staining in spots, minor.
Finish: One vertical fold crease.

161556302824   Sold for $268.99, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/q6gvwvo Antique Large Linen Square Centerpiece or Topper TENERIFE Style Lace
Size: 30.5″ x 31.5″
Starting Price: $34.99 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer.
Auction ends: Jan 18, 2015, 2:43 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller damedamaskantiques, Fayetteville, New York, United States
Comments: A table cover of drawnwork in the Tenerife style – note the excellent sol motifs in the corners. Without a provenance it is difficult to tell where pieces like this were made. However, much of it came from Mexico, imported into the US through Houston. An excellent example of a complex technique.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: One pinhole in the center cloth.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Horizontal and Vertical fold creases. Threads are a little fuzzy, but overall it looks unused.

231427015299   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/lbhfqww ANTIQUE 19TH C. SILK MALTESE LACE LAPPET HONEY COLORED HAND MADE
Size: 7.5″ x 63″
Starting Price: $250.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Jan 18, 2015, 3:50 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller oldthreads, Franklinville, New York, United States
Comments: Silk Maltese lappet scarves, of two-part construction. The first has alternating flowers and modified crosses around the edge, with a separately made section of alternating diamond woven leaves and Maltese crosses up the center. Excellent complex design, well executed.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos..
Soilage: Original cream color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

361057819469   Unsold as of 1/19/2015 6:11 AM MST.

http://tinyurl.com/lc68l4u EXTR.Rare HUGE bronzed-pewter proof by Exbrayat,1903: Tohis Mom, a Lacemaker.
Size: a bit less than 4″ in diameter.
Starting Price: $449.99
Auction ends: Jan 18, 2015, 4:18 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller numisbrittany, lovely Brittany, France
Comments: A bronzed pewter medallion by Etienne-Victor Exbrayat (1879-1914), dated 1903.  I have another version of this in my own collection, see the second row of photos, which is the same diameter, and quite high relief. You can also see that the inscription is different, and also the treatment of the backs is completely different.  Also note that the ‘fold’ at the bottom is not damage, it is part of the design.  An interesting, rarely seen medallion, which appears to be a tribute to the artist’s mother.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Patina looks intact, but there are a few spots mainly toward the bottom of the skirt. Hard to tell exactly what these are from the photos.

351282482996  351282482996a   No bids.
etienne_jpg  Etienne_back_jpg

http://tinyurl.com/k9z46jq ANTIQUE LACE EXQUISITE POINT DE GAZE BRUSSELS DUCHESSE LACE LAPPET 38″
Size: 38″ x 1.5″ to 3″
Starting Price: $29.99
Auction ends: Jan 18, 2015, 7:01 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller kuchcollectiblesandvintagelinens, Ronkonkoma, New York, United States
Comments: A lappet scarf of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net.  Good floral design, well done small motifs.  Simple needle-made knots and rings used as fillings. There might be some embroidered knots used as decoration on top of halfstitch in some of the leaves.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Pinholes and small holes throughout the tulle. Some loose threads along the borders, localized.
Soilage: Looks clean, might be a little beige in color, hard to tell as some photos show more white.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

161552903983   Sold for $37.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/m7ysp7c FANTASTIC 1860 BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE NEEDLELACE UNUSED 3D ROSE PETALS 6YDS WOW
Size: 8″ x 6 yards
Starting Price: $1,999.99 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: Jan 19, 2015, 1:38 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller seltmeister, simmerath, Germany
Comments: A very long border of Brussels Duchesse. Raised petal Point de Gaze roses used along the lower border.  No PtdG ground inserts.  Note the sculpted raised petal, sign of a better manufacturer. It almost makes the entire flower truly 3-dimensional. Good raised work against half-stitch ground in the bobbinlace.  Dense, romantic design with some innovation in the bobbin-made motifs.
Provenance:  From a collector’s estate.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell how they are treated.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean, and given the contrast between the color of the engrelure and the lace, I think the lace might be slightly beige in color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.  Looks unused.

111553895929   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/pjaazos MAJESTIC 1860 BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE NEEDLELACE FLOUNCE 403×57 CM!! RARE YARDAGE
Size: 22″ by almost 5 yards.
Starting Price: $1,999.99 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: Jan 19, 2015, 1:42 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller seltmeister, simmerath, Germany
Comments: A long crinoline flounce of Brussels bobbin and needlelace applique on machine net. Needlelace is used for flowers along the border, a few leaves and flowers in the main section. No esprits in the upper ground. Needle-made fillings include grids of knots and rings.  I like the tendril design used to represent grapes hanging from the upper swags.
Provenance:  From a collector’s estate.
Condition:
Modifications: One end looks original, in that there’s no applique going to the end. Can’t see the other end.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Some creases in the tulle.  Looks unused.

111553898517   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/owuyugy Vintage Nanduti or Tenerife Scarf
Size: 15″ x 50″
Starting Price: $50.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Jan 19, 2015, 5:59 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller pearll, Rockville Centre, New York, United States
Comments: Even though this lacks the typical palm-leaf border, I’ll say it is a Ñanduti scarf from Paraguay. The fillings between the sol motifs are very typical of that lace. Several large scarfs like this have come up for sale recently. This one has the fine work typical of what was done in the 1950’s.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Off white color
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

161559689824   No bids.  Relisted and sold for $30.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/pdafmxh Mouchoir de mariée, point de gaze de Bruxelles, XVIII ou début XIXo siècle
Size: 31 cm x 31 cm
Starting Price: 180.00 EUR
Auction ends: Jan 20, 2015, 3:37 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller ipfil, marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France
Comments: A Point de Gaze handkerchief, no raised work.  Romantic elaborate design with a nice lightness, but a little conventional. Small decorative ‘mode’ fillings judiciously used. A nice example of the type.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few pinholes in the PtdG mesh.
Soilage: Off white color – the seller illustrates this nicely by photographing it against a light background.
Finish: Center cloth creased and wrinkled, but it doesn’t extend much into the lace.

400842642249   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/pj4sxus Antique BOBBIN LACE MAKING PILLOW w wood BOBBINS  pattern stripes Swedish
Size: 24″ diameter, wood base 11.5″ x 9.5″ x 6″
Starting Price: $49.99
Auction ends: Jan 20, 2015, 12:28 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller gypsy5961, New Milford, Connecticut, United States
Comments: A Swedish roller pillow with a nice striped cover, probably added by the lacemaker and tacked in place. All the padding makes for a more level working surface. Support stand is probably pine. Note the turned ends to the pillow – these things were usually secured by a piece of wood jammed between the pillow end and the box, but it seems to be missing here. Comes with 22 Swedish bobbins and 3 patterns of torchon-like lace.  Another pattern is mounted on the pillow with a piece in progress, but all the bobbins have been cut off. Probably best to remove this since the pins have a tendency to rust and damage the pillow fabric.
Provenance:  An estate piece.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Looks intact, but hard to say what’s happening under the pattern.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Base has expected age patina.

191481402325   Sold for $66.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/q2mlkzp BRUSSELS LACE Point de Gaze Duchesse hand FAN sticks guards mother pearl fashion
Size: 8.25″ long
Starting Price: $9.99
Auction ends: Jan 20, 2015, 4:45 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller floriedora, Georgetown, Ohio, United States
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse fan with Mother of Pearl Sticks. I think there are raised petal roses in the Point de Gaze inserts, but hard to tell – no closeups of that area. Good Duchesse with some raised work, and an interesting filing of bobbin-made picoted bride mesh.  Good romantic standard design.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos. The tip of one fan tick looks broken, but not much.
Soilage: Some small brown spots.
Finish: Expected fan creases.

151551313124   Sold for $156.17, 13 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ky2sxxj ANTIQUE LACE PRETTY HANDMADE CHANTILLY LACE LAPPET / TIE
http://tinyurl.com/nw9nw4b ANTIQUE LACE LOVELY HANDMADE CHANTILLY LACE LAPPET / TIE
Size: 46.5″ x 1.5″ to 3.25″
44.5″ x 1″ to 3.5″
Starting Price: $45.00, $62.50 Buy-it-Now
$50.00, $65.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Jan 20, 2015, 5:03 PM, PST
Jan 20, 2015, 5:21 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller greatlace, Palm Beach, Florida, United States, on both.
Ebay seller jaruk, Worcester, United Kingdom
Comments: These are similar so I’ll review them together. Both are Chantilly lappet scarves, with bulb ends and narrow connecting bands. The first is a fairly simple design with honeycomb fillings. The second one is more ambitious with bell-shaped ends and the same honeycomb fillings.  Both excellent examples of the type.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: First one: Small hole in the mesh in the center of the connecting band, a little frayed on the edge just below that.
Second one: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Both look clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles in either.

221662133899   221662143597No bids.                  Sold for $50.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/qj3yyd7 Ddentelle ancienne XIXe Très bel état.Ecru Char. 1
Size: 14 cm x 260 cm
Starting Price: 185.00 EUR
Auction ends: Jan 21, 2015, 18:04:55 Paris
Offered by: Ebay seller gede34, Dans mes armoires, France métropolitaine
Comments: A Point de Gaze border, no raised work. A few decorative ‘mode’ fillings, but overall it relies on intricate clothwork variations. Excellent romantic design based on a large circular motif. Quite an effective piece.
Provenance:  From an estate in Maine.
Condition:
Modifications: One end cut, can’t see the other end.
Damage: A few pinholes in the mesh.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Some light fold creases.

261731175255   Sold for 256.00 EUR, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pawup39 Beautiful 19C Handmade Point de Gaze Brussels Needlelace Wedding Handkerchief
Size: 12.5″ square
Starting Price: $4.99 with reserve.
Auction ends: Jan 22, 2015, 7:59 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller mctiques, Winterport, Maine, United States
Comments: A handkerchief of Point de Gaze, no raised work. Beautiful, precise work with excellent decorative ‘mode’ fillings, which look like jewels. Not a very complex design, but the precise placement and beautiful technique are exemplary.
Provenance:  From an estate in Maine.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: One pinhole in the mesh, a few very minor flaw in the cloth.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

391029732922   Sold for $205.49, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kucxhnw * Antique MECHLIN Bobbin LACE mid 18thc Edging – Border – Trim *
Size: 2″ x (87″, 19″)
Starting Price: $80.00
Auction ends: Jan 22, 2015, 10:31 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller jaruk, Worcester, United Kingdom
Comments: Two piece of Mechlin from the same border, mid 18th c Louis XV design. The design has a slightly vertical feel, looking a bit modern. No quatrefoil fillings, instead the fillings are a kind of loosely plaited mesh, almost like a honeycomb, and a snowflake variation.  Just looking at this my first thought was early 19th century, however looking harder, it’s probably an mid 18th c piece. Exceptional condition.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Ends cut.
Damage: Seller sites ‘one stitch break in top edge’.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

161560909087   Sold for $129.50, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ol5fd4k ANTIQUE LACE FABULOUS PAIR HANDMADE BRUSSELS LACE LAPPETS C1750 DROSCHEL GROUND
Size: each 23″ x 4″ at top, 3.25″ at bottom.
Starting Price: $550.00
Auction ends: Jan 22, 2015, 10:35 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller greatlace, Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Comments: A set of lappets of Brussels bobbinlace with droschel ground.  Excellent condition and design, early 3rd quarter 18th c, where the motifs are starting to get smaller.  One thing confuses me, In the first photo where both are shown side by side, I think they are photographed from the front side. However lappets like these are invariably mirror pairs – here the design sense is the same in both.  It might be that there were more of these made with the proper orientation, but these two survived together somehow.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Looks like the tops have been cut and ends secured – fairly common in lappets.  The lengths look pretty typical.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller points out 3 small brown spots.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

221660911521   Sold for $550.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/ng66aw9 * 18th Century MECHLIN Floral Bobbin LACE – 53 x 2inch *
Size: 2″ x 53″
Starting Price: $60.00
Auction ends: Jan 22, 2015, 10:37 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller jaruk, Worcester, United Kingdom
Comments: Yet another mid 18th c Mechlin border from this seller, this one all in one piece, excellent condition. This one deviates from the usual undulating trail design a bit, looks more like rococo scallops.  Note the quatrefoil and other fillings.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Ends cut and secured. Engrelure added.
Damage: A few pinholes in the mesh.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

161561024667   Sold for $281.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nlnv35s SUPERB NEEDLE POINT LACE FAN. ART NOUVEAU IRISES. MOP STICKS. J.DUVELLEROY BOX
Size: 10.5″ long, 20″ open.
Starting Price: 150.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jan 23, 2015, 10:25 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller georginanntiques, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A fan of Brussels bobbin and needlelace applique on machine net. Art Nouveau design of irises, quite naturalistic, open and light. Mother of Pearl sticks.
Provenance:  None cited, but note Duvelleroy box.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Half of 1 upper stick missing. Lace looks good, but not enough closeups to tell for certain.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Expected fan creases.

251795585042   Sold for 261.99 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mr4tf7u BELGIAN/BRUSSELS ANTIQUE NEEDLE POINT LACE PANEL. LIONS, CROWN, SHIELD, MOTTO.
Size: 7-7/8″ x 9.5″
Starting Price: 28.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jan 23, 2015, 10:49 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller georginanntiques, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A figural needlelace panel, which I think might be Zele.  A big reason lacemakers did the Arms of Belgium and other countries was the War Lace produced in WWI.  This might be an example, but without a provenance it’s hard to tell.  Note the little ‘islands’ where the brides meet, much like you see in Bruges Bloemwerk. Very nicely worked.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Seller cites 3 broken brides and one broken thread in the shield.
Soilage: Deep cream color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

251795620281   Sold for 170.00 GBP, 5 bidders.

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Competition: Wettbewerbsedingungen für 2015 – Steine – Entries due February 28, 2015

Wettbewerbsedingungen für 2015
Theme: 
Steine (Stones)
Sponsor:
  Deutschen Spitzengilde e. V.
Contest Website: http://tinyurl.com/py5d5h4
Contest Entry form:  Wettbewerb-2015-Steine-Anmeldeunterlagen
Entry Form Deadline: Entry form must be sent by February 15, 2015
Entry Submission Deadline: Entries must be sent by February 28, 2015
Information and Entries: 
Deutsche Spitzengilde e. V., Annemarie Lehnert
Markwaldstr. 19, D-63073 Offenbach.
tel and fax:  069 891336, email:  lehnert-Annemarie@web.de
There is a 10.00 EUR registration fee.

  • Work must be new, previous unpublished, and not submitted to other competitions..
  • The Deutschen Spitzengilde has the right to publish the work and show it in exhibitions. Works will remain with the guild to about the end of 2015.
  • No glass frames please.  Works can be flat or 3-dimensional.
  • Entries will be shown at the annual meeting of the Spitzengilde
  • Three prizes will be given. Each participant will be given a certificate.
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Lace Event Germany: Spitzen-Vielfalt 2015, Dortmund – March 21-22, 2015

Spitzen-Viefalt 2015, Dortmund (North Rhine-Westphalia)
Theme:  “Spitze Ver-Rückt – Außergewöhnliche Wege der Spitzenmacher”
Sponsor: Deutsche Spitzengilde e. V.
Geschäftstelle, Markwaldstraße 19, D 63073 Offenbach
This is their annual general meeting.
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, March 20-22, 2015
Hours:  See agenda below
Location: Messe Westfalenhallen, Halls 3B, 4, and 6
Dortmund, Germany
Web sitehttp://www.spitzengilde.de/ there’s a pulldown menu under Spitzen-Viefalt
Registration:  Birgit Sarzio, 05485-965397, sarzio.spitzengilde@gmail.com

Note, this event is being held in conjunction with CREATIVA Dortmund, a major European design exhibition which will be held from March 18-22, 2015. See http://tinyurl.com/lwhy35n for more information.

Agenda: 
Friday, March 20
16:00  Fashion show “Spitzen-Träume”
18:30  Reception
Saturday, March 21
9:00 Opening of the exhibition and salesroom
9:30  Start of workshops
18:30 Get-together with buffet at the Rosenterrassen Restaurant
Sunday, March 22
9:00  Opening of the exhibition and salesroom
Start of workshops
11:00 Fashion show “Spitzen-Träume”

Workshops – please register in advance. I believe most registrations are handled directly by the teachers.

  • Das Klöppelnetz, Martina Wolter-Kampmann
    1.5 hours long, beginning at 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, etc., daily.
    Hall 6, “Das Klöppelnetz” stand.  Register through info@wolter-kampmann.de
  • Handspinngilde, Bernhard Dankbar
    daily ‘taster’ sessions, Hall 6, information and registration at the booth.
  • Schmuckstück aus Edelstahldraht – geklöppelt, Birgit Härtel
    3/20/15 at 10:00 and 14:00
    Hall 6 at the Spitzengilde stand
  • Schmuck mit Halbedelstein, Galina Tihonova
    Sat 10:00-12:00, 14:00-16:00, Sun 10:00-12:00, 14:00-16:00
    Hall 3B, fee 15 EUR, materials 12 EUR
  • Schnupperkurs Brettchenweben, Simone Schwagmann
    Sat 11:00-12:30, 16:00-17:30. Sun 12:00-13:30, 16:00-17.30
    Hall 3B, max 4 students per course.  15.00 EUR plus materials cost.

Events and Exhibitions:
Spitze Ver-rückt
Spitzenzeichnungen
“Steine” competition entries
Schmeichelnde Spitzen-Klöppeleinen
Scarves and shawls with bobbinlace
“Spitzentechnik auf dem Weg durch 4 Jahrunderte”
International Klöppelevent: “Das ist Spitze … kreativ ohne Grenzen”
Fashion show:  “Spitzen-Träume” Hall 3B, daily at 11:00, March 18, 19, 20, 22.
Lacemaking demonstrations.

Exhibitors, Clubs and Suppliers:
A list of participants can be found at http://tinyurl.com/pxwkjnf
See the following if you want to arrange an exhibit:
Anmeldung_Deutsche-Spitzengilde-2015_de-NEU-1
Besondere_Teilnahmebedingungen_SV15

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Ebay Alerts! Twenty-six items – January 11, 2015

http://tinyurl.com/pkj6yvw Antique/vintage Beds lace dress front and stand collar – unusual boteh design
Size: 16″ neckline, front neck to edge 6.6″
Starting Price: 10.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jan 11, 2014, 11:22 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A dress front of Beds; center shaped insert with a gathered edge of a separate beds border.  This is a rather common arrangement for Beds collars. The ‘paisley’ motif is unusual, but not unknown. I’m also showing a parasol cover from my own collection with a similar motif. The motif from my piece is being included in a forthcoming Beds technique book by a well known author.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: “Old white colour”. Seller notes a few small brown age marks.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331436619992   331436619992a   Sold for 26.00 GBP, 3 bidders.
parasol

http://tinyurl.com/onpltok A Stunning Antique Brussels Appliqué Lace Veil
Size: 125 cm x 58 cm
Starting Price: 52.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jan 11, 2014, 12:17 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A small veil of Brussels bobbinlace application on machine net. I think it’s slightly too large to be a hat veil.  The design is a bit hard to see given the light photographic background. Seems to be a scrolling design with large areas of needle-made fillings. Fairly large sprigs used as esprits in the ground.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: There’s no complete photo of the whole thing, so hard to tell.
Damage: One small hole in the tulle.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

311244222801   311244222801a   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/mf4somj ANTIQUE MOTHER OF PEARL AND LACE HAND FAN IN ORIGINAL BOX
Size: ~9.44″ x 16.53″
Starting Price: $359.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Jan 11, 2014, 12:39 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller socios22-2009, Castelar, Argentina
Comments: A Point de Gaze fan with raised petal roses an elaborately carved and gilded Mother of Pearl sticks.  It’s a fairly heavy lace for a fan. The design is basically standard PtdG motifs but with rather large areas of fillings. Box appears to be unmarked.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Overall looks in good shape, aside from the discoloration. One guard stick repaired.
Soilage: Brown stains, primarily along the sticks, probably glue discoloration.
Finish: Expected fan creases.

261660196422   Unsold as of 1/12/2015 5:40 PM MST.

http://tinyurl.com/kvcxbyr Antique Brussels Lace Point de Gaze Gaz 46″ long Rose Point de Venise
Size: 46+” long
Starting Price: $99.99
Auction ends: Jan 11, 2014, 5:39 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller goodgoods49, Epping, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A segment of a border of Point d’Angleterre. This is a later 19th C Belgian lace with fine bobbin-made motifs, Point de Gaze needle-made ground and decorative ‘mode’ fillings. It’s one of the better later Belgian laces, and this example has an elegant design, excellent technique.  Wish there were more. And there aren’t enough photos to get an idea of the full repeat design.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to see if cut or finished. Engrelure added.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Light vertical fold creases.

171629919982   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/o4vufyt Antique/vintage embroidered net lace shawl/stole
Size: 20″ x 106″
Starting Price: 55.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jan 12, 2014, 11:42 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A rectangular shawl of embroidered machine net. I think it is tambour, but photos aren’t close enough to tell for certain.  Excellent needle-run filling stitches, and an elegant overall design. Probably Belgian manufacture.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Scattered pinholes in the mesh, minor. Picot edge loose in at least one place.
Soilage: Some localized dark spotting.
Finish: Some fold creases.

331437963662   Sold for 64.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lnsexks * Beautiful Brussels POINT de GAZE Needle Lace Antqiue Handkerchief *
Size: 13″ square
Starting Price: $45.00
Auction ends: Jan 12, 2014, 12:40 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller jaruk, Worcester, United Kingdom
Comments: A Point de Gaze handkerchief with monogram. Interesting design different from the standard PtdG, and no raised work. Excellent fillings and technique.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Occasional pinhole in the mesh, one very small hole in mesh, one pinhole in cloth. A few loose threads along the border. One small area of the mesh looks like it might be repaired, hard to tell.
Soilage: Some localized light spotting.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

161548570776   Sold for $182.50, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pycavov Antique HONITON Bobbin LACE Small Fall Cap – nice for Doll
Size: 21″ long
Starting Price: $9.99
Auction ends: Jan 12, 2014, 12:42 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller jaruk, Worcester, United Kingdom
Comments: A small Honiton Point fallcap. Needle-made mesh ground. Snails/slugs style, with a large section of leadwork tallies in the center. Honiton fallcaps are a little unusual. This one is fairly small, and the design is a bit crowded and confused. Everything is held together by a kind of trefoil motif around the outer edge.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos, although there might be a few repair stitches. Hard to tell.
Soilage: A few small brown spots.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

161548599420   Sold for $26.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ple6a3n * Antique Brussels POINT de GAZE LACE – Small Collar *
Size: 1.25″ deep at the center.
Starting Price: $9.99
Auction ends: Jan 12, 2014, 12:52 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller jaruk, Worcester, United Kingdom
Comments: A small dress front of Point de Gaze, no raised work. Quite an elegant design.  Unusual form, it almost looks like it could be a handkerchief edging, but part was cut off. However the ends look finished.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

161548756954   Sold for $31.00, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mlzehuc SHABBY ANTIQUE VTG VICTORIAN RIBBON LACE POINT DE GAZE? TAMBOUR? 51″ 5″ THICK
Size: 5″ x 51″
Starting Price: $89.99
Auction ends: Jan 12, 2014, 2:29 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller rhiannon2729, New Jersey, United States
Comments: A border of Point de Gaze with double layer raised petal roses. Some nicely done decorative ‘mode’ fillings.  The overall design is a bit large, but nicely proportioned.  Good example.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: One end looks finished, the other not so much. Engrelure added, detached slightly at one end.
Damage: A few pinholes in the mesh.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Some light vertical fold creases.

181632993964   Sold for $130.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lrmr49o 19TH C HAND MADE BRUSSELS LACE CATHEDRAL WEDDING VEIL TRAIN W FLORALS
Size: 125″ long, 64″ max width at the bottom.
Starting Price: $9.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Jan 12, 2014, 2:49 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller jamiexmas*, Southbridge, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: An oval wedding veil of bobbinlace applique on machine net. A few needle-made knot fillings, but mostly the fillings are picoted brides.   The motifs are fairly large and a bit loosely worked, more a Bruges feel, and the openwork almost looks like Carrickmacross. Note how the single leaves are bound and cut off at the tips. Nice sprays of flowers decorate the mesh above the main design.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: A few pinholes around the head area, probably from an old attachment.
Soilage: Seller cites some small yellow age stains.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

291348577489   Sold for $750.00, 14 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/oh96cdl Écharpe ou foulard en dentelle de Bruxelles, point de gaze, XIX° siècle
Size:
13 cm x 105 cm
Starting Price: 120.00 EUR
Auction ends: Jan 13, 2014, 9:25 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller ipfil, marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France
Comments: A Point de Gaze lappet scarf, no raised work, simple knot fillings.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos
Soilage: Beige age color.
Finish: Soft vertical fold creases.

400836389113   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/pmfjseb * Brussels ROSALINE Bobbin Lace Collar – late 19thc *
Size: center back depth 3.5″
Starting Price: $9.99
Auction ends: Jan 13, 2014, 11:30 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller jaruk, Worcester, United Kingdom
Comments: A collar or dress front of Rosaline, but without any raised perls.  There is some raised veining in various leaves. Overall the technique looks like standard Rosaline. A well-done piece with design symmetric around the center line.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Ivory/pale cream shade.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

161549656581   Sold for $31.90, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mxymmap Antique English Honiton Lace Bridal WEdding Handkerchief 19th Century
Size: 14″ square
Starting Price: $9.95
Auction ends: Jan 13, 2014, 11:51 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller vtgclothing, Danbury, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A handkerchief of Duchesse de Bruges. A little more on the Bloemwerk side than Duchesse. Conventional motifs with picoted irregular brides.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

361176813937   Sold for $41.00, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lhz6pwf MAGNIFIQUE DENTELLE ANCIENNE A L’AIGUILLE-POINT DE GAZE-BRUXELLES
Size: 20 cm x 95 cm
Starting Price: 1.00 EUR
Auction ends: Jan 13, 2014, 12:41 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller poizay37, La Roche Clermault, France
Comments: A much longer piece of this Point de Gaze border was sold by this seller on Ebay http://tinyurl.com/lb7aelz, so I’ll just repeat the description.
A moderately wide border of Point de Gaze. No raised work, but that doesn’t matter here. This flat lace is exceptional with beautifully done decorative ‘mode’ fillings which really make the piece.  Romantic 2nd Empire design with a rather vertical short repeat.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends, engrelure added.
Damage: Occasional pinhole in the mesh, minor.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

251783539278   Sold for 204.00 EUR, 11 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nfaq4db Exquisite Estate Antique Brussels Duchesse Point De Gaze Collar Flounce 53×6.75
Size: 6.75″ x 53″ outer length.
Starting Price: $48.00
Auction ends: Jan 13, 2014, 12:42 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller mixedupcolors, Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Comments: A bertha of Brussels Duchesse. No raised work in the Point de Gaze inserts. Quite an elaborate and effective design. Some raised work against half-stitch ground n the bobbinlace.
Provenance:  From an old prominent Louisiana estate.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Occasional broken bride, and pinhole in the PtdG mesh, minor.
Soilage: A few small brown age spots.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231445197252   Sold for $122.50, 10 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/okvkjd7 Large Child’s Collar of handmade English Honiton bobbin lace 19th C.
Size: ~9.5″ neckline, 4″ deep center.
Starting Price: $75.00
Auction ends: Jan 13, 2014, 5:50 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A small collar of Honiton applique on machine net. The outer edge is an unusual gathered border of Honiton applique, usually  you don’t see this in such a narrow piece.  The whole thing looks a little thrown together, but somehow comes off quite charmingly. Snails/slugs style with large areas of woven tally leadworks.  The center piece might have been cut down from something else, not sure. Some of the motifs look cut.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: An assembled piece.
Damage: A few pinholes in the tulle and occasional loose thread around the edge.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

141533141668   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/lx7lcfq Classic Belgian ROSALINE PERLE BOBBIN LACE Centerpiece Collector Decor
Size: 10.5″ x  17″
Starting Price: $85.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Jan 13, 2014, 9:15 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: This Rosaline mat is the size of a place mat, but it’s difficult to see it being used like that. The Perls look like buttonholed rings. This seller has recently sold a similar runner, http://tinyurl.com/ltyc6t4, although not an exact match.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Ecru color. Seller says it has been freshly washed, but gives no details on the process.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.  Has a slightly shrunken appearance when  you look very close.

131397737913   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/qg8edg9 Vintage Antique Cotton Indian Lace Figural Pictorial Panel Camels Elephants
Size: 41 cm x 148 cm
Starting Price: 15.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jan 14, 2014, 11:10 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller wheel3072, Northallerton, United Kingdom
Comments: Really interesting runner of figural bobbinlace. And I have no idea where it was made. Possibly India because of the hunt scene with elephants. Note the center part is a different color than the edge.  I am thinking it might be something you would expect from a missionary effort – the motifs do seem to derive from a Belgian tradition. You see similar things in Native American lace, but not with this type of pattern.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Seller cites some repairs but I can’t find them.
Soilage: Ecru colors, well actual two ecru colors.
Finish: A little wrinkled.

301472710571   Sold for 53.00 GBP, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nt2b5ze Antique c1800s Bobbin Lace Wedding Linen Handkerchief Beautiful White Handmade
Size: 12″ x 12″
Starting Price: $19.99
Auction ends: Jan 14, 2014, 5:52 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller jamesoncruz, Palmdale, California, United States
Comments: A Bruges Bloemwerk handkerchief. Note the ‘islands’ where picoted brides meet. The motifs are verging on Duchesse de Bruges.  Good design, tightly woven.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cleaned it in lemons and organic detergent, then dried in the sun for further cleaning. Seller did not attempt to remove 3 small rust stains.
Finish: Remnants of vertical and horizontal fold lines.

221657757963   Sold for $108.20, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ouqfccf Antique 19thC Brussels Point de Gaze Lace Fan Framed
Size: fan 9″ x 15″. Frame 15″ x 12.5″ x 2″
Starting Price: $125.00,  $295.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Jan 14, 2014, 5:52 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller jdm-designs, Wakefield, Rhode Island, United States
Comments: A Duchesse de Bruxelles fan with Mother of Pearl sticks. The Point de Gaze insert is very large – no raised work. Unusual design for this type of lace.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Lace is yellowed.
Finish: Expected fan creases.

201259415051   Sold for $125.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/mmvo25s antique turkish hand stitched silk needle lace crown roses 3*dimensional
Size: 32 cm long.
Starting Price: $65.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Jan 14, 2014, 9:46 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller ottomanturkishtextiles, istanbul, turkey, Turkey
Comments: A headpiece of Oya needlelace roses. We don’t see enough lace of this type and quality.  Study this piece carefully, it is wonderful.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A little worn.
Soilage: Slight staining.
Finish: A bit wrinkled.

331417021890   Buy-it-Now exercised.

http://tinyurl.com/kkub35d Klöppelständer von 1894
Size: Stand 84 cm high, pillow diameter ~20 cm.
Starting Price: 100.00 EUR, 150.00 EUR Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Jan 15, 2014, 10:02 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller zeljko, Berlin, Germany
Comments: A klöppelstand with a drum-shaped top. I have one of these in my collection, also dated 1894 and with the same name ‘Satzung. This is a village in Marienberg in the Erzgebirge.  The paint on this one is in good condition. The wear on the footpieces is expected.  The pillow should be turned to properly fit in the stand – I don’t know if it is original, but the bobbins are appropriate to the area.  There is a covered box in back of the nameplate; nice paint job on the back of the box.  My example has some cut out scallops on the sides of the faceplate and box, can’t tell if they are there in this piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: drum has some split wood and paint loss.
Soilage: Looks fairly clean.Slight staining.
Finish: General wear, paint looks original.

121536973730   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/lo7jawl Large antique/vintage Honiton lace handkerchief
Size: 15″ square
Starting Price: 20.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jan 16, 2014, 10:27 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A Honiton handkerchief, starting to break out of the snails/slug mode. The roses are especially nice, and everything is tightly woven and precisely fitted. Woven tally leadwork fillings, irregular picoted brides. A nice example.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few broken brides. Pinholes in the center cloth.
Soilage:  Seller cites a pale ivory color.
Finish: Horizontal and vertical fold creases.

231448142743   Sold for 38.00 GBP, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/jwcvjps Antique/vintage Brussels duchesse and point de gaze lace dress front/collar
Size: 15.5″ neckline.  Center front depth 5.3″
Starting Price: 40.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jan 16, 2014, 10:35 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A dress front of Duchesse de Bruxelles. Raised petal roses in the three Point de Gaze inserts. Conventional Duchesse bobbinlace with a little raised work. Design is slightly crowded, but clean.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few broken brides. PtdG mesh looks good.
Soilage:  Some minor small brown age marks.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331442790501   Sold for 48.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lp7695t Long antique/intage long Honiton lace collar – butterflies, ferns, thistles
Size: 15.5″ neckline.  Center front depth 5.3″
Starting Price: 25.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jan 16, 2014, 10:43 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A long collar of Honiton.  Note the unusual ground, a small woven square wherever 4 brides meet (almost like what you see in Bruges Bloemwerk).  Rose, thistle, and fern design, and the flowers along the outer edge look almost Belgian. Note two small butterflies at the back. Still a bit in the snails/slugs mode, but actually quite impressive.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Repairs to back neck.
Soilage:  Some pale brown age marks.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231448156532   Sold for 47.00 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/q5ttpd7 Antique Belgian Duchesse Bobbin Lace the Inset Medallions are Point de Gaze
Size: 5″ x 69″
Starting Price: $20.00
Auction ends: Jan 16, 2014, 8:56 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller judith18silver, Norfolk, Connecticut, United States
Comments: A border of Duchesse de Bruges, meaning no Point de Gaze inserts. There are a few tiny needle-made fillings in the flowers, just knots.  The design is a nice swirling romantic pattern, well sized to the width. Conventional motifs. Might be my imagination, but there almost looks like a line down the length about 1/3rd of the way from the top. Must be something with the manufacturing process.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut. Engrelure added.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage:  Looks an ecru color in the photos.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles, however there are only 2 photos and it’s a long piece.

231448579997   Sold for $31.00, 3 bidders.

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