Ebay Alerts! Thirty-six items – April 20, 2014

http://tinyurl.com/mzv3p7o ANTIQUE LACE-CIRCA 1860′s HAND MADE CHANTILLY LACE TRIANGULAR SHAWL
Size:  55-56″ x 109-110″
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Apr 20, 2014 06:27:56 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A high-end market Chantilly shawl. The design is quite dense and relies primarily on extensive areas of half stitch. It takes extremely good technical control to manage this technique. No ombre shading, and the honeycomb filling is used very sparingly. The design is a contrast study in large flowers and leave and very small tendril work.  An excellent second empire work.
Provenance:  None cited, other than the property of a lady who was a connoisseur of lace.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Seller cites one small mend and a few small openings. I see a little localized fraying in one place along the outer edge.
Soilage: Looks OK, but hard to tell with black lace.

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http://tinyurl.com/m3yhtpy ANTIQUE LACE-102″ OF FINE CHANTILLY LACE
Size: 4″ x 102″
Starting Price: $65.00
Auction ends: Apr 20, 2014 06:40:57 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A narrow (narrow for Chantilly) border of Chantilly. Well done fairly simple design of a floral border with a leaf swag above. A few esprits in the ground, quite a short repeat. Designed to be ruffled.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Nothing obvious in the photos.
Soilage: Looks fine, but usual black lace difficulties in assessing condition.

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http://tinyurl.com/m84jj2o Antique/vintage Honiton lace bodice front
Size: 17.5″ neckline, 19.5″ long
Starting Price: 35.00 GBP
Auction ends: Apr 20, 2014 10:07:14 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A narrow Honiton guipure dress front, close to the form reviewed on LaceNews 4/6/14 Ebay Alerts, 13th item down. Snails/slugs style with plaited brides, no picots. ‘Turkey tail’ flowers around the edges, many leadwork plaited fillings.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious in the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean and unwrinkled.

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http://tinyurl.com/le7ls6y Antique/vintage Brussels Duchesse and Point de Gaze lace modesty panel
Size: 4.5″ x 10.9″
Starting Price: 15.00 GBP
Auction ends: Apr 20, 2014 10:20:29 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: This looks like a cuff of Brussels Duchesse. One Point de Gaze rose center top in the photo with raised petals, no mesh. Lots of raised work in the bobbinlace, which is finely done.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Small hook attached to one corner.
Damage: Seller cites 2 small areas of slight wear.
Soilage: Pale ivory color. Does look a little wrinkled, perhaps a sign of washing.

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http://tinyurl.com/mjp7nzg Antique/vintage Mechlin lace edging late 18th century – Pat Earnshaw collection
Size: 3.3″ x 62″
Starting Price: 25.00 GBP
Auction ends: Apr 20, 2014 10:40:21 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A Mechlin straight-edge border. Note the half-stitch in the motifs along the lower border, this is a later technique, so I’m calling it a later 19th c piece. Nice woven tallies used as fillings, and the flowers are delicately done.
Provenance:  Ex. coll. Pat Earnshaw.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends.
Damage: One repair to edge. A few minor pulls in the ground.
Soilage: “mid ivory” color. A few pale brown age marks.

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http://tinyurl.com/ku368wv Antique/vintage Mechlin lace edging early 19th century – Pat Earnshaw collection
Size: 2.75″ x 54″
Starting Price: 15.00 GBP
Auction ends: Apr 20, 2014 10:42:52 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A Mechlin edging with single, closely spaced flowers along the lower border. Three rows of sprigs used as esprits in the upper ground. It looks like an early design, but the condition and crispness of the motifs to me argue for a later 19th century date.  Early 19th c Mechlin would also be made of linen – I can’t tell what this is without getting it under a microscope. But it doesn’t have the look of linen.  These design were made extensively throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Provenance:  Ex. coll. Pat Earnshaw.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Pale ivory color, some pale brown age marks.

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http://tinyurl.com/myh3gng Antique/vintage Mechlin lace edging c.1800 – Pat Earnshaw collection
Size: 2″ x 58″
Starting Price: 20.00 GBP
Auction ends: Apr 20, 2014 10:42:52 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A Mechlin border, quite light design. There is a tag saying “Mechlin edging circa 1800″, however that is something that’s not easy to verify.  It does have a light ground with what looks like windblown sprigs in the ground. And some fillings reminiscent of 18th century work along the edge. But these patterns were widely copied throughout the 19th century.  Analysis of the type of thread might help, if it is linen that we can safely assign it an early 19th c date. It looks in a little too good condition and the design is rather simple, so I’d go with a later date.
Provenance:  Ex. coll. Pat Earnshaw.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends. Two joins.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: One brown age mark.

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http://tinyurl.com/k7v53ww Antique/vintage Milanese bobbin lace 17th C – Pat Earnshaw collection
Size: 4.2″ x 10 feet.
Starting Price: 25.00 GBP
Auction ends: Apr 20, 2014 14:43:06 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A Milanese-type tape lace, with an interesting double picoted bride ground.  I’d be cautious about a very early date on this piece, but 18th c is possible. In particular there is no lower finish to the border, which is very unusual. There is some decoration in the clothwork on the tapes, and the filling stitches are interesting, but they way they are used between the tapes is not indicative of something very early. Again, this was a lace made in Italy over several centuries.
Provenance:  Ex. coll. Pat Earnshaw.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends. Two joins.
Damage: Several small repairs.
Soilage: Mid ivory color.

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http://tinyurl.com/le2pvne REVERSIBLE HANDMADE Antique Vtg DIMENSIONAL IRISH CROCHET LACE COLLAR CAPELET
Size: 7.5″ deep, 14.5″ neckline, 47″ outside edge
Starting Price: $179.99 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: Apr 20, 2014 17:07 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller adtjmd, United States
Comments: A deep Irish Crochet collar. I like this combination of a very heavy outer border and a lighter inner area. The outer motifs have a raised inner ring and 5 petals worked in the standard up and back cloth stitch (apologies, don’t know the name, I’ll look it up). The inner cloth resembles the earliest ‘knotted guipure’ pattern.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: A few loose threads.
Soilage: Occasional light spot.

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http://tinyurl.com/nygwuyr Antique/vintage Mechlin lace edging late 18th century – Pat Earnshaw collection
Size: 3.6″ x 35″
Starting Price: 12.00 GBP
Auction ends: Apr 21, 2014 10:05:24 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: Another Mechlin border. Fairly elaborate floral motifs.  Again, I feel this is a later 19th c piece – it doesn’t really have the condition feel of an earlier lace. I like the little stars in the fillings along the lower edge; haven’t seen that before.
Provenance:  Ex. coll. Pat Earnshaw
Condition:
Modifications: Ends cut, one join.
Damage: One small hole at the join.
Soilage: Pale ivory color.

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http://tinyurl.com/lftyugz Antique Unique Brussels Mixed Lace w/ Pt de Gaze Inserts Segmented Bretha Collar
Size: 2 front sections 9″ x 8″, 2 center sections 11″ x 10.5″, middle section 9.5″ x 8.25″
Starting Price: $65.00
Auction ends: Apr 21, 2014 16:13:11 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller ogop, Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: A deep, shaped Duchesse de Bruxelles collar with raised petal roses in three Point de Gaze inserts. No raised work in the bobbinlace, which is fairly simple, on the Bruges side. Interesting arrangement of 5 lobes to the collar. Well worked, probably late 19th century from the style of the collar.
Provenance:  “From a local lace collection…”
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Some broken brides and small holes in the Pt de Gaze mesh.
Soilage: Looks clean from the photos.

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http://tinyurl.com/lhvvwuw Antique Irish Crochet White Lace Collar Cuffs
Size: collar: 14″ neckline, 6″ deep. Cuffs 3″x 9″ each.
Starting Price: $49.99
Auction ends: Apr 21, 2014 18:41:31 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller septrose09, Woodland Park, Colorado, United States
Comments: A set of matching collar and cuffs in Irish Crochet. Well executed motifs with heavy raised work rings. I especially like the rayed flowers, reminds me of Queen Anne’s Lace. Photos too small to tell much about the details.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Looks like a little separation at the center neck edge in the collar.
Soilage: Maybe a cream color? Hard to tell from the pictures.

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http://tinyurl.com/ljqlbze ANTIQUE VINTAGE HANDMADE BRUSSELS NEEDLELACE POINT DE GAZE COLLAR
Size: 40.5″ neckline, 97.5″ outside edge
Starting Price: $375.00
Auction ends: Apr 21, 2014 19:32:56 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller yellow_daisy, Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse bertha with raised petal roses in the Point de Gaze inserts. Note also the large areas of needle-made ring grids used as fillings. A little raised work in the bobbinlace, which is quite well done. The half-stitch flowers with whole stitch edges are unusual. Very unusual to have the provenance, although we don’t know if this is when the piece was made. A good quality lace, nicely worked.
Provenance:  Comes with note: Wedding lace bertha of Ethel Bowen White Sept. 1, 1904
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.

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http://tinyurl.com/lunca4u LARGE VOLANT de DENTELLE ANCIENNE NOIRE “CHANTILLY” XIXème X-450x32cm
Size: 32 cm x 450 cm
Starting Price: $95.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Apr 21, 2014 23:30 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller poizay37, La Roche Clermault, France
Comments: A Chantilly flounce with a fairly simple, clear design. Short repeat, lots of esprits in the upper ground. The lace does a lot with a single row of rings bordered with a halfstitch band – used extensively in the design.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see ends to tell if they are cut. Engrelure attached at top.
Damage: Some small holes in the mesh, a little engrelure separation, and at least one frayed spot along the lower edge.
Soilage: Looks OK, but hard to tell with black lace.

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http://tinyurl.com/l9e769w LARGE VOLANT de DENTELLE ANCIENNE NOIRE “CHANTILLY” XIXème X-450x32cm
Size: 17″ x 238″
Starting Price: $425.00
Auction ends: Apr 22, 2014 13:19:37 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller snakey03rr, Bourbon, Missouri, United States
Comments: This isn’t the first time I’ve seen this pattern, I have a duplicate of this flounce in my own collection, almost as long. I’ve been wondering for a long time what it is, and Chantilly is a possibility. However there are a few issues with that. It is entirely in half stitch and point ground, with a fond chant fillings. But the real problem is that the thread is cotton, not the silk that you would expect in white Chantilly. And the join 1/3rd of the way down is very obvious; you would expect better execution in a rare white Chantilly. The mesh in my piece is rather uneven, and the entire design is just a little odd. So for the moment I’m parking it under Tønder, until a better idea comes along.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see end to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Occasional small break.
Soilage: Looks quite clean from the photos.

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http://tinyurl.com/lsjemxq PRETTY ANTIQUE APPLIQUE LACE SHAWL COLLAR VEIL WEDDING DRESS FLORAL VINTAGE WHIT
Size: 28″ neckline, 7.5″ deep
Starting Price: 9.99 GBP
Auction ends: Apr 23, 2014 07:40:37 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller pretty-things1, NOTTING HILL, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A shawl collar, not quite a bertha, of Carrickmacross applique on machine net. Typical looped edge picots, elements of guipure on outside and neck edge. Good needle-run fillings.  Nice design.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Seller cites 5 breaks, seem to be frayed spots in the cloth.
Soilage: Looks clean from the photos.

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http://tinyurl.com/k5xbd2f antique victorian Duchesse + point de gaze lace collar
Size: 14″ x 21.5″, laid flat?  Depth 7″.  Dimensions confusing.
Starting Price: $75.00
Auction ends: Apr 23, 2014 11:03:02 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller atelier1900, Gaillard, France
Comments: An unusual deeply pointed collar of Brussels Duchesse.  The Point de Gaze is limited to the collar points themselves. No raised work, but some interesting decorative “mode” fillings.  Conventional Duchesse motifs.  An interesting piece, but I’m thinking the last 2 photos are from another piece. Confusing.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Occasional pinhole in the Pt de Gaze mesh.
Soilage: Looks clean from the photos.

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http://tinyurl.com/mu5rvfx Exquisite Little Antique Irish Carrickmacross Lace COLLECTOR
Size: 4.5″ x 7″
Starting Price: 6.50 EUR
Auction ends: Apr 23, 2014 16:24:02 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: Probably a single cuff (but not certain) of Carrickmacross applique on machine net.  Well executed with shamrock and thistle designs. Note the raised ring at the top motif, and also the rather elaborate needlerun filling.  Typical ring picots around the outer edge.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None. Might be another cuff somewhere.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.

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http://tinyurl.com/ke86vul MINT HANDMADE ANTIQUE VICTORIAN BRUSSELS DUCHESS LACE FLOUNCE 5 1/2″ x  120″
Size: 5.5″ x 120″
Starting Price: $195.00
Auction ends: Apr 23, 2014 19:00:56 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller 2posies4u, Chesterfield, Missouri, United States
Comments: A long border of Duchesse de Bruges, meaning no needlelace inserts. Some raised work against halfstitch ground in various leaves. Fairly short repeat, conventional Duchesse motifs.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Ends look cut around the motifs.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.

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http://tinyurl.com/mqdjwoq PAIR 19th C. Very Fine Bedfordshire Bobbin Lace Cuffs COLLECTOR
Size: 1.75″ x 7″ each
Starting Price: $85.00
Auction ends: Apr 23, 2014 19:35:05 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A pair of matching Bedfordshire cuffs. Not really a typical Beds design, but the work is fine enough that they probably are Beds. Lots of raised leaves throughout, with some curious looped picots. I’m just a little puzzled by these – interesting.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None. A few threads present probably from some previous attachment.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Might be one tiny brown spot on the upper one at right end. Otherwise clean.

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http://tinyurl.com/k7ussd4 19th C. handmade English Honiton Bobbin lace Plastron Dress Front
Size: 9.5″ wide x 12″ center front length
Starting Price: $45.00
Auction ends: Apr 23, 2014 20:13:57 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A Honiton dress front. Snails/slugs style, looks rather thrown together.  Note the large areas of leadwork fillings, nicely done. Picoted brides in a rectangular pattern.  The technique is rather fine in this piece, but the shape is a little odd.
Provenance:  Ex. coll. Susan Cox of the English Lace School, Tiverton.
Condition:
Modifications: None? Engrelure added around the outside edges, and sometimes this overlaps the motifs slightly. I wonder if it isn’t adapted from another piece.
Damage: Seller cites very minimal breaks.
Soilage: Seller says it is ‘freshly washed’, gives no details on the process.

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http://tinyurl.com/kq6g5yo ANTIQUE POINT DE GAZE NEEDLEPOINT NET LACE LONG WEDDING SHAWL, FLORAL GARLANDS
Size: 69″ along top, 72.5″ along bottom, 14″ center depth
Starting Price: 0.99 GBP
Auction ends: Apr 23, 2014 11:46:13 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller phoenixchild0, Winchester, United Kingdom
Comments: A narrow triangular shawl of embroidered machine net. Good Tambour embroidery, which could place this in Belgium. Nicely thought out design, well done small and precise motifs.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Some discoloration close to edges.

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http://tinyurl.com/lhnkrbb Antique Finely Worked 3D Ecru Maltese Lae Bib/Insert for Dress-MustC
Size: insert: 6.5″ top to 1″ bottom, ~15″ deep. Neckpiece ~15″ long.
Starting Price: $39.99
Auction ends: Apr 25, 2014 10:04:52 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller ogop, Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: A triangular dress insert with attached choker collar.  White silk guipure – the insert and choker don’t match, but are the same style. This is one of those indeterminate guipures that I don’t know much about, but I do like a lot. Note the raised woven leaves used as design elements, very typical of this lace. Might be French, German, Spanish – I don’t think Maltese, the design elements just aren’t there. The use of a gimp is also not typical of Maltese.  Likely French Cluny.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks a kind of creamy white. Maybe one small brown spot on the right side of insert, 3rd flower down? Might just be the light.

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http://tinyurl.com/l3pqbnl 90 ins antique/vintage Milanese bobbin lace 17th C – Pat Earnshaw collection
Size: 5.5″ x 90″
Starting Price: 25.00 GBP
Auction ends: Apr 25, 2014 11:39:14 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United KingdomStates
Comments: A Milanese border with elaborate tape decoration. Just a few plaited brides connecting the undulating tape motifs.  Hard to put a date on this one, although it does look early, with some motifs resembling contemporary needlelace Italian flat points. You can usually tell Italian from Flemish pieces of this period in that the Flemish has threads carried across the back of motifs (no photos here unfortunately), and is of a finer thread.
Provenance:  Ex. coll. Pat Earnshaw.
Condition:
Modifications: One end cut, not sure what’s going on at the other end. Note attached tag, unknown origin.
Damage: lower border looks a little worn, not much.
Soilage: Looks like wear consistent with age.  Frankly I think it might have been washed and pressed at some point.

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http://tinyurl.com/kvzcclg 45ins antique/vintage Mechlin lace edging 18th century – Pat Earnshaw collection
Size: 2″ x 50″
Starting Price: 12.00 GBP
Auction ends: Apr 25, 2014 11:41:55 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A Louis XV style Mechlin border, 3rd quarter 18th c. Good fillings with some decorative clothwork. But I am wondering if the upper edge might have been trimmed a bit. These borders often look like they are only half there, and are often doubled to give a complete pattern. But this one has motifs that look a little too far chopped off, and the engrelure attachment looks a bit rough.  Not enough closeups of this area to tell for certain.
Provenance:  Ex. coll. Pat Earnshaw.
Condition:
Modifications: Ends cut, engrelure attached. Not sure about the status of the upper edge. Bottom picoted edge looks like a later attachment.
Damage: A few pulls in the mesh, minor.
Soilage: Looks clean in the photos.

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http://tinyurl.com/m4zmh96 54ins antique/vintage Mechlin lace edging 19th century – Pat Earnshaw collection
Size: 3.1″ x 54″
Starting Price: 5.00 GBP
Auction ends: Apr 25, 2014 14:02:17 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A Louis XVI style Mechlin edge that does look early 19th c.  It has the thin lines of the directoire style.  Very short repeat, nice buds used as esprits above.  One of the photos doesn’t match this piece.
Provenance:  Ex. coll. Pat Earnshaw.
Condition:
Modifications: Ends cut, engrelure attached, 2 joins.
Damage: Lots of small holes and some larger ones next to the engrelure.
Soilage: General age discoloration, many small brown spots.

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http://tinyurl.com/m32zpaz LG REVERSIBLE HANDMADE Antique Vtg EDWARDIAN BELGIAN BRUGGE BOBBIN LACE COLLAR
Size: 43″ neckline
Starting Price: $399.99 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: Apr 25, 2014 18:18 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller adtjmd, United States
Comments: Wearing this would not have been for the faint of heart. A pieced Belgian bobbinlace deep collar with large, bold motifs. The little islands in the brides are a mark of Bruges work, but the tight, flat technique almost reminds me of Ghent work. An impressive looking piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Some loose threads and a few broken brides.
Soilage: Age yellowing, a few light spots.

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http://tinyurl.com/m9mjuee REFINED DAINTY HANDMADE Antique Vtg ITALIAN ROSALINE PERLE BOBBIN LACE COLLAR
Size: 33.25″ neckline, 4″ deep
Starting Price: $299.99 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: Apr 25, 2014 18:33 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller adtjmd, United States
Comments: A Rosaline collar with long front points.  Elizabeth Kurella has some interesting observations on Belgian and Italian Rosaline http://tinyurl.com/kncb65l especially noting similarities to Cantu technique in the Italian work. I think this is a Belgian Rosaline Perle, but I can’t tell if the perls are bobbin- or needle-made. Good design and technique, but I’m a little bothered by the discontinuity at the back neck edge.
Provenance:  Museum de-accession.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: One area of fraying (or it may be cut) at neckline and a few broken brides.
Soilage: Age yellowing, a few light spots.

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http://tinyurl.com/mbudrrw YARDAGE MALTESE STYLE SILK EDGING, LACE
Size: 4.5″ x 110″
Starting Price: $19.99
Auction ends: Apr 25, 2014 19:32:48 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller madhouserags, Concord, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A border of cream silk Maltese.  Large sun pattern motifs and some guipure leaves above with kind of a dieppe ground. Nice change from the usual Maltese crosses. I like how the woven sun ‘rays’ are outlined with twisted threads.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends.
Damage: Not many photos, but nothing obvious.
Soilage: Cream color, seller calls it ‘ivory’.

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http://tinyurl.com/l5m2r2j BINCHE BOBBIN LACE 18th CENTURY 200 x 5.5 cms
Size: 5.5 cm x 200 cm
Starting Price: $10.00
Auction ends: Apr 26, 2014 14:55:58 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: The early 18th century lace industry in Binche was small, and we don’t have a lot of information on how to distinguish those products from the much larger Valenciennes work. But when people think of early Binche, this is usually what they have in mind.  It also forms the basis of modern ‘Point de Fee’ work. This is a typical example. Wish we had verification that the thread is linen – if cotton then it would be a modern copy.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut and bound both ends. One overlapping join.
Damage: A little bit of fraying along edges.
Soilage: Looks clean from photos.

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http://tinyurl.com/mbbkqlj POINT DE PARIS LACE AND NEEDLE WORK CUSHION ca 1920 BELGIAN HAND MADE
Size: 16″ x 20″
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Apr 26, 2014 15:10:36 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: Figural Point de Paris using a design of Pekinese dogs. I’d call it a pillow sham. Nicely worked, very naturalistic design. The border looks made to fit the piece.  Early 20th century.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.

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http://tinyurl.com/ljcf3df CHANTILLY BOBBIN LACE TRIANGULAR SHAWL VEIL HAND MADE 19 the CENTURY
Size: 55″ x 114″
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Apr 26, 2014 15:20:32 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: Another high-end market Chantilly shawl. This one has an especially complex lower border. This one also relies a lot on extensive half-stitch in the motifs, few fillings. No ombre shading. Wish the closeups were closer so I could verify the honeycomb stitch fillings. I also can’t spot any extensive racroc lines – maybe a little in the third photo.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: I see a few pulls in the mesh. Look hard at the third photo, which is the only closeup, although a little fuzzy.
Soilage: Looks OK, but hard to tell with black lace.

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http://tinyurl.com/kn6ohv9 ENGLISH NEEDLE LACE WITH DENTATE BOBBIN LACE BORDER 17th CENTURY
Size: 4.5″ x 43″
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Apr 26, 2014 15:30:25 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: A mid 17th century English flat point needlelace.
Provenance:  Ex. coll. Pat Earnshaw. Note the crescent picoted loops on the brides, very typical of this lace. This is not a well-studied lace, and the stitch structure tends to be knotted, not looped. The designs tend to be a little abstract – look better from a distance. The lower border looks like a Venetian plaited lace, unknown where or when it might have been made.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut at both ends, Also looks cut at the top edge. Engrelure added.
Damage: Nothing really obvious from the photos – this is a sturdy lace.
Soilage: Looks clean.

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http://tinyurl.com/mu2rr3j IRISH LIMERICK LACE FAN MOP STICKS WITH BOX 19th CENTURY EVENTAIL
Size: 9″ long
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Apr 26, 2014 15:40:56 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: A fan with an embroidered machine lace leaf, mother of pearl (abalone) sticks and gold monogram on guard stick. The lace is needlerun, probably Limerick due to the presence of shamrock motifs. Well done work, effective design. Comes with box, not sure if it is original.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: One broken stick.
Soilage: A small few brownish stains in the lace.

181382073962

http://tinyurl.com/m8zfthl ENGLISH HONITON BOBBIN LACE VEIL VRAI DROSCHEL GROUND 18th CENTURY
Size: 25″ x 38″
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Apr 26, 2014 15:50:24 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: The bonnet veil on Ebay is on the left below. On the right is a veil in my own collection which is very similar.  Both are applique on droschel ground with a rose pattern and leadwork tally fillings in the flowers. No sign of any needlelace fillings.  In my piece I have documentation that it was purchased in London in about 1830, and used as a wedding lace. Considering all of this, I’m about 80% confident that these are both English Honiton pieces dating around 1830, in fact you will see my veil in an upcoming article in PieceWork on Honiton. I’ve also quite carefully measured the thread diameter in my piece (which is linen), and found that it is some of the finest in all my collection. One the basis of pieces like this we might have to reconsider opinions of Honiton lace of the period. These are examples of very fine bobbinlace in existence just before machine lace took over.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: A few repairs that I’m having trouble finding in the photos.  A few pinholes in the tulle.
Soilage: A few small brown stains. My piece shows the same.

181382741100   Rose_veil

http://tinyurl.com/lo7ozem WEDDING VEIL TAMBOUR LACE 19th CENTURY 175 x 130 cms
Size: 68″ x 51″
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Apr 26, 2014 15:55:09 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: A square veil of tambour embroidery on machine net. The fillings look interesting but photos not close enough to see how they are made.  Probably a Belgian piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: A few small repairs to the ground.
Soilage: Looks clean.  Fold lines evident.

181382798871

 

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Auction: Drouot – May 21, 2014

Séverine Experton-Dard, one of the lace experts connected with Drouot just wrote me a note saying she is putting the finishing touches on the catalog for the lace sale on May 21st. This is the second part of the collection auctioned off last October 23rd http://tinyurl.com/knzb6wm.  I’ll post more information just as soon as it is available.

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Breaking News! XVI Biennale Internazionale del Merletto, Sansepolcro, Cancelled.

Thanks to Devon Thein for this information.  Doretta Davanza Poli, one of the world’s outstanding lace researchers, has just posted a notice on her Facebook page http://tinyurl.com/o6v8fsz. The Italian biennial lace festival at Sansepolcro, currently scheduled for its 16th version for September 8 to October 28, 2014, is being cancelled apparently for lack of resources.
Lace makers and collectors may be more familiar with the Northern Italian laces in Genoa, Milan and Venice, and serious students have likely encountered the fascinating laces of the Abruzzi region in central Italy. Sansepolcro lies roughly between these two areas. Bobbinlace was brought to the region through the efforts of sisters Adele and Ginna Marcelli, who created a school in 1900, eventually establishing an industry of over 1,000 lacemakers in the area. The school continued until 1955. In 1985, as part of ongoing efforts to recover this past, the biennial event was established and has become an important international event.
It is unclear if the decision is final. Lace enthusiasts are urged to write to Daniela Frullani, Mayor of Sansepolcro at protocollo.comunesansepolcro@legalmail.it asking for continued support for the event.  Doretta suggests that wording contain something along the following lines (interpreted from the Italian):
“I strongly urge the continuation of the International Lace Biennial at Sansepolcro, conceived and organized through the skill and generosity of Paolo Piovaticci, Ms. Maria Marchetti, and the Cultural Center of Sansepolcro.”

Sansepolcro   Sansepolcro
Proceedings from the XV Biennial.

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Lace Event Spain: IX Encontro de Palilleiras, Cidade de Pontevedra – April 27, 2014

9o Encontro de Palilleiras, Cidade de Pontevedra (Pontevedra, Galicia)
Sponsor: Asociación de Palilleiras “A Fieitiña” de Monte Porreiro
Theme: Ancient Egypt
Date: Sunday, April 27, 2014
Time: 10:00 to 14:00 and 16:00 to 20:00
Place: Pazo dá Cultura, Recinto Feiral, Pontevedra
Websites:  http://tinyurl.com/mbvefdz
Email: fieitina@gmail.com
Phone: Esperanza 986 107 148, Merchi 986 86 11 01
Tere 986 107 636, Rosario 986 897 405
Registration: Registration deadline, April 23, 2014. There is no charge for participants or vendors. As of this post date, no new sellers are being accepted.

Agenda:
10:00 Registration and badging at the Pazo dá Cultura, get lunch tickets.
11:00 Refreshments
12:00 Official welcome
14:00 Friendship lunch, raffle drawing.
16:00 Gifts and awards
20:00 Closing

Last year they had 1,200 participants.

cartel 2014  folleto interior

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Lace Event Spain: 1a Trobada de Puntaires a les Franqueses del Vallès – April 27, 2014

1a Trobada de Puntaires a les Franqueses del Vallès (Vallès Oriental, Catalonia)
Sponsor: Ajuntament de Les Franqueses del Vallès
Date: Sunday, April 27, 2014
Time: 10:00 to 13:00
Place: Rambla de la carretera de Ribes
Websites:  http://tinyurl.com/mf6s2tm

I think there might be another Trobada here in June that has been going on for years. Not sure of the origin of this one.

franquese

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Lace Event Spain: XVIII Encuentro de Bolilleras en Segorbe – April 27, 2014

XVIII Encuentro de Bolilleras en Segorbe (Castellón, Valencia)
Organizers: Asociación de Bolilleras de Segorbe
Excmo. Ayuntamiento de Segorbe, Concejalía de Participación Ciudadana
Date: Sunday, April 27, 2014
Time: Begins at 10:00
Place: In front of the City Hall. Exhibition in the Centro Cultural.
Website:  http://tinyurl.com/n3hv4qk
Information and Registration: 964132020 extension 2075. Registration opens April 7th.
Article on the XVII Encuentro in 2013: http://tinyurl.com/n7gd9ny.  2,000 lacemakers attended.

Agenda:
10:00  Registration and assignment of workspaces
11:00  Brunch
12:00 Welcome by hosting authorities in front of the City Hall
Opening of the exhibition of works by the Asociación de Bolilleras de Segorbe. This exhibit will be open from April  27th to May 3rd, Sat/Sun from 12:00 to 13:30 and 17:00 to 20:00. Thurs May 1st, 12:00 to 13:30.

Segorbe

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Lace Event Spain: 8a Trobada de Puntaires l’Aldea – April 27, 2014

 8a Trobada de Puntaires l’Aldea (Baix Ebre, Catalonia)
Organizers:  Ajuntament de l’Aldea, AV. Catalunya, s/n, 43896 L’Aldea
Date: Sunday, April 27, 2014
Time:  begins at 10:00
Information:  977 450 012  I do have past contacts specifically for the Trobada
Ana María 977450160, Provi 977450030, but am not sure if they are still current.
Website:  http://tinyurl.com/pxkpfta

The Trobada is part of the X Fira de l’Arros i el Comerç a l’Aldea. Not much information other than the one sentence in the brochure below.

Fira Aldea   laldea_Page_2

laldea_map

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