Exhibition: “Lace Inspirations”, Edinburgh Lace Club, August 15-22, 2015

“Lace Inspirations”, An exhibition of lace by members of the Edinburgh Lace Club, past & Present
Dates:  Saturday August 15 to Saturday August 22, 2015
Time:  10:00 AM to 4:00 PM both days
Place:  English Speaking Union
23 Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh, EH3 8HQ, Scotland
See Website for further information: http://tinyurl.com/oouqpfh

This exhibition is in celebration of the Edinburgh Lace Club’s 35th Anniversary. There will be lace of many varieties and styles, ranging from the traditional to ground-breaking contemporary pieces.  Throughout the exhibition there will be lace making demonstrations and a chance for visitors to have a go at bobbin lace.
Entrance fee is £2, including refreshments.

The Edinburgh Lace Club has about 50 members, and meets the 2nd Saturday of each month from 9:30 to 12:30, except July and August.

Lace inspirations   Edinburgh

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Lace Event Spain: 19a Trobada de Puntaires Premià de Mar – July 11, 2015

19a Trobada de Puntaires Premià de Mar (Maresme, Barcelona, Catalonia)
Organizers: Ajuntament de Premià de Mar
Date: Saturday July 11, 2015
Time: Starts at 10:00
Place: la Riera de Premià
Websites: http://tinyurl.com/qhj5h3a http://tinyurl.com/pdwuc7a
Information: Ajuntament, 93 741 74 00

This is part of the Festa Major de Premià de Mar which runs from July 7-12, 2015.

premia de mar   premia de mar

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Lace Event Spain: X Trobada de Puntaires de Tordera – July 11, 2015

X Trobada de Puntaires de Tordera (Maresme, Barcelona, Catalonia)
Organizers: l’Associació de Comerciants Tordera Centre
Collaborators:  Ajuntament de Tordera
Date: Saturday July 11, 2015
Time: Starts at 17:00
Place: Carrer St. Ramón and surroundings
Websites: http://tinyurl.com/oqwmftd
Information: Ajuntament 937 643 717

Tordera   Tordera map

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Lace Event Spain: IX Encuentro de Encajeras, El Barco de Ávila – July 11, 2015

X Encuentro de Encajeras, El Barco de Ávila (Ávila , Castile and León)
Organizers: grupo de encajeras “AMPARO MENESES”
Ayuntamiento de ElBarco de Ávila
Date: Saturday, July 11, 2015
Time:  10:00 to 14:00
Place:  Not given.
Websites:  http://tinyurl.com/pphn4cn http://tinyurl.com/pqnr8qq
Information and Reservations: Carmen, 920 340 849

Avila   El Barco de Avila map

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Lace Event Spain: XII Trobada de Puntaires a Puigcerdà – July 5, 2015

XII Trobada de Puntaires a Puigcerdà (Baixa Cerdanya, Girona, Catalonia)
Organizers: Grup de labors Casal Sant Domenech
l’Ajuntament de de Puigcerdà
Date: Sunday, July 5, 2015
Time:  10:00 to 13:00
Place:  In front of the Campanar de la Vila
Websites:  http://tinyurl.com/nsgxoas http://tinyurl.com/q3sdny3
Information and Reservations: Eli, 972882121 (from last year)

Apologies, doing some catching up from last weekend’s events.
This is part of the XX Setmana Cultural del Roser 2015 in Puigcerdà, which runs from July 3-12, 2015.

puigcerda   Puigcerda map

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Ebay Alerts! Twenty items – July 5, 2015

http://tinyurl.com/pevzsdw Beautiful antique Victorian black lace mantilla crinoline shawl Honiton lace
Size: 220 cm x 205 cm
Starting Price: 280.00 GBP
Auction ends: July 5, 2015, 9:50 AM
Offered by: Ebay seller linskapet, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway DG6 4UU, United Kingdom
Comments: A square veil of black Honiton applique on machine net. There’s no photo of the whole thing, so hard to tell the exact pattern, but there is at least one mass of flowers in one corner. Snails/slugs style with woven tally leadworks. Black Honiton is fairly rare.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Seller cites some tiny breaks in the tulle.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles.

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http://tinyurl.com/qgznmf9 Unusual handmade Point de Venise needle lace parasol cover
Size: 7″ deep, center hole 8-9″ across.
Starting Price: 65.00 GBP
Auction ends: July 5, 2015, 12:38 PM
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A round motif of Venise style needlelace, perhaps Belgian.  Note the little circles of rings in some motifs, which is a similar technique to Point de Gaze. Also the widely spaced buttonhole stitches in the raised edges. As to exactly what it is, I’m not sure.  I have in my collection something of similar form and size in Irish Crochet, but with a larger opening and narrower width (see photo below). That one has remnants of cloth around the inner edge.  I’m wondering if these weren’t some kind of furnishing pieces, perhaps for a lamp?
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles.

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http://tinyurl.com/q8yh3km Antique TRIM Needle lace Handmade Victorian Point de Gaze Ecru Flowers Poppies
http://tinyurl.com/qghopab Antique TRIM Needle lace Handmade Point de Gaze Victorian Bridal Ecru Flower 56″
Size: First: 11″ deep, 55″ long
Second:  11″ deep, 56″ long
Starting Price: $80.00
Auction ends: July 5, 2015, 12:47 PM, July 9, 2015, 9:52 AM
Offered by: Ebay seller breckcarter, Cape Coral, FL, United States
Comments: A crinoline flounce of Brussels needlelace application on machine net. Excellent work with a good naturalistic design. No elaborate decorative ‘mode’ fillings, although there is some nice arrangement of what there is in a grid pattern. Note the widely spaced long picots on the lower edge, sign of a now forgotten manufacturer.
There are two pieces of the same border up for auction.
Provenance:  Removed from a bridal gown.
Condition:
Modifications:  Cut both ends. 2nd piece missing the engrelure.
Damage: Seller has carefully marked numerous small holes and pinholes on both. Some detachment of engrelure on right end.
Soilage: Both look clean.
Finish:  Overall wrinkling.

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http://tinyurl.com/qehpmn2 Stunning Antique Fine Lawn Handkerchief Hankie with Brussels Duchesse Lace
Size: 11.5″ square
Starting Price: $72.00
Auction ends: July 6, 2015, 1:01 PM
Offered by: Ebay seller shipgifts, Brighton, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: A Duchesse de Bruges handkerchief.  Good precise work, especially in the flower petals. No decorative filling stitches – this piece does a very effective job with some simple, well-made motifs.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Occasional frayed and broken bride.
Soilage: Lace looks clean, tiny spot in center of cloth.
Finish:  Horizontal and vertical fold creases.

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http://tinyurl.com/pfrro65 Antique French/Belgium Lace Mother of Pearl Fan Beautiful
Size: 18″ wide
Starting Price: $125.00
Auction ends: July 6, 2015, 2:04 PM
Offered by: Ebay seller janeeyre1944, Media, Pennsylvania, United States
Comments: A Bruges Bloemwerk fan with mother of pearl (abalone) sticks.  Maybe it’s just the ‘white on white’ effect of the lace on the backing, but I find this piece bold with a nice presence. The lace is typical bloemwerk, fairly simple, and tightly woven.  Simple irregular picoted brides, no fillings.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.  A few broken ribs.
Soilage: Lace looks clean, slight age markings on backing.
Finish: Expected fan creases.

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http://tinyurl.com/p5sm845 Antique Fine Lawn Handkerchief Hankie Brussels Duchesse & Point de Gaze Lace
Size: 9″ x 9.5″
Starting Price: $118.00
Auction ends: July 6, 2015, 2:13 PM
Offered by: Ebay seller shipgifts, Brighton, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: A handkerchief of Brussels Duchesse, simple raised rose petals in the Point de Gaze inserts. The Duchesse is a little on the Bruges side, with simple motifs and gimp borders.  I especially like the fine work on the attachment to the center cloth.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Seller cites one broken bride and one pinhole in the PdG mesh.
Soilage: Seller cites some light age staining to one corner.
Finish: Horizontal and vertical fold creases.

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http://tinyurl.com/qbwnxs9 Couture Collectors Handmade late 18th C. Mechln Bobbin Lace yardage BRIDE
Size: 3 yards 30 inches x 6″
Starting Price: $375.00
Auction ends: July 6, 2015, 2:13 PM
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A delicate Mechlin border, probably late 18th or early 19th c. Looks like it might be fine linen. Beautiful floral design along the border with some woven tally fillings. Small bud sprigs in the upper ground.  This is a lace meant to be ruffled.  Excellent example.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  Cut and bound on both ends. Engrelure added. Mounted on pink silk.
Damage: A little minor pulling in the ground.
Soilage: Ecru color.
Finish: Light fold creases, and a little irregular creases on ends.

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http://tinyurl.com/qbwhaq7 Mid 18th C. handmade Mechlin bobbin lace Study piece
Size: 2″ x 31″
Starting Price: $52.00
Auction ends: July 6, 2015, 3:05 PM
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A mid 18th c short piece of Mechlin. There are both 6-pointed star and quatrefoil fillings. Note the tiny crosses in the flower petals, each one of these is supposed to be a prayer to the Virgin.  The picoted border is a later addition. This type of lace works well when matched along the top edge, as shown in the seller’s third photo.  I think the upper edge is intact, but it’s a little hard to tell.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  Cut both ends, engrelure added. Picoted border is a later additon.
Damage: Occasional pinhole, but overall well intact.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Vertical fold creases.

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http://tinyurl.com/q76j7n9 Antique BRUSSELS lace WEDDING Handkerchief Hanky BRIDAL – Beautiful!
Size: 14″ x 13.5″
Starting Price: $125.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: July 6, 2015, 8:39 PM
Offered by: Ebay seller purpletigerblue, Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Comments: A handkerchief of Duchesse de Bruges. Simple knots used as fillings, conventional Duchesse motifs with plaited irregular brides. Good floral pattern.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage: A few frayed ends on motifs.
Soilage: Seller points out some red stain areas, small – one area on the lace, one on the cloth.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles, just a few minor folds along the edges.

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http://tinyurl.com/nokpbwq Handmade 19th C. Brussels Duchesse bobbin and Point de Gaze needle lace collar
Size: ~23″ neckline, 3″ center back.
Starting Price: $52.00
Auction ends: July 7, 2015, 2:44 PM
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A collar of Brussels Duchesse, raised petal roses in the Point de Gaze inserts. Small motifs, floral design is a bit crowded. Some raised needle-made rings used as fillings. Good technique.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Vertical fold creases.

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http://tinyurl.com/qgt5lr5 Handmade Brussels mixed lace bodice insert/collar
Size: 15″ x 7″
Starting Price: $35.00
Auction ends: July 7, 2015, 6:00 PM
Offered by: Ebay seller 2posies4u, Chesterfield, Missouri, United States
Comments: A triangular dress insert of Duchesse de Bruges. Good raised work on half-stitch background. No needlelace accents used as fillings.  Irregular picoted plaited brides.  Work is slightly loose, with a dense floral design.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage: A few loose threads along the borders.
Soilage: Occasional small red spot.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

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http://tinyurl.com/qgmqv44 Antique Bobbin Lace Collar ~ Beautiful Handwork
Size: 24″neckline, 6″ deep.
Starting Price: $78.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: July 9, 2015, 8:06 AM
Offered by: Ebay seller vintageblessings, Star, Idaho, United States
Comments: This looks like a Russian tape lace collar, with heavy thread running down the center of the tapes, twisted rides, and a variety of woven and plaited fillings.  Good bold design.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage: Seller cites one break and one ‘nick’ on the edge.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

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http://tinyurl.com/o5kyfr5 English HONITON Bobbin Lace COLLAR Bees Roses Thistles Flower Ecru 19th C
Size: 26″ neckline, 38″ outside edge, 5.75″ back depth.
Starting Price: $70.00
Auction ends: July 9, 2015, 2:05 PM
Offered by: Ebay seller breckcarter, Cape Coral, Florida, United States
Comments: A Honiton Point collar, meaning Honiton with a needle-made ground. Figural work includes bees and a bird, along with a number of flowers; roses, lilly of the Valley, thistles.  Good tight work, breaking out of the snails/slugs style.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage: Seller cites one broken thread.
Soilage: Tea ecru color. Seller cites some tiny ‘golden’ spots.
Finish: Some vertical fold creases.

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http://tinyurl.com/o3hfbfc Irish Crochet Lace Trim Flounce Collar Antique Vintage Edging 60 plus MOTIFS 50″
Size: 39″ inside edge, 50″ bottom edge, 5″ deep
Starting Price: $70.00
Auction ends: July 9, 2015, 2:05 PM
Offered by: Ebay seller breckcarter, Cape Coral, Florida, United States
Comments: This Irish Crochet piece may have started life as a bertha. It has an interesting variety of motifs, and note the crocheted loop picots. Some raised rings used as accents, at the base or center of flowers. There are a few needlelace-stitches used as fillings in the edge flowers.  Much of this is beautifully sculpted flat work. The overall design does look a little scattered.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  One join at the back.  Cut at both ends. Residual threads from a dismounting process are visible.
Damage: No obvious damage from the photos.
Soilage: Tea ecru color. Some staining along the bottom edge.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

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http://tinyurl.com/pxzf5yy DALI La Dentelliere Hand Signed Dali Archives Certified
Size: 49.8 cm x 35 cm
Starting Price: $9,500.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: July 10, 2015, 11:39 AM
Offered by: Ebay seller salvadordalitrader, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Comments: I wrote a post on Salvador Dali’s copy of Vermeer’s Lacemaker http://tinyurl.com/pkhmp2z.  He was reputed to have copied the painting 50 times, but where all those works are is a mystery. Here’s one of them, and if I were more plugged into the Art market I’d probably know where others are.  This etching is number 7 out of 50, is dated 1958, signed, and also certified on the back by the Salvador Dali Archives.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage: No obvious damage from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean
Finish: N/A.

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http://tinyurl.com/oggzjoc EXQUSITE LONG ANTIQUE HAND MADE BRUSSELS LACE COLLAR~POINT DE GAZ CARTOUCHES
Size: 43″ long, 4.25″ max width
Starting Price: $12.99
Auction ends: July 10, 2015, 2:55 PM
Offered by: Ebay seller lady-linen, Seminole, Florida, United States
Comments: A long collar of Brussels Duchesse – no raised work in the Point de Gaze inserts.  Conventional motifs in a good long arrangement.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage: A few frayed brides.
Soilage: 2 pale ink stains on each side. Pt de Gaze mesh looks good.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

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http://tinyurl.com/o96xgy9 Well design Maltese handmade bobbin lace collar 19th C.
Size: 19″ neckline, 6″ max depth
Starting Price: $68.00
Auction ends: July 11, 2015 2:48 PM
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A deep Maltese collar.  It has an interesting square ground with little woven leaves in each square.  Wonderful guipure work around the edge with an unusual swirling design.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage: A few small breaks in some brides. Some wear along the neckline.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Some vertical fold creases.

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http://tinyurl.com/q4qouns Antique Round Lace Collar
Size: 4″ overlap. 6.5″ depth at the points.
Starting Price: $12.00
Auction ends: July 11, 2015 5:48 PM
Offered by: Ebay seller goknowme, Pleasanton, California, United States
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse bertha, no raised work in the Point de Gaze inserts. Some raised work on half-stitch ground in the bobbinlace.  Conventional motifs, nicely arranged with a scalloped border.
Provenance:  From the estate of a collector.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites two small brown spots.
Finish: Some vertical fold creases. Very slightly shrunken appearance, probably from a past wash.

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http://tinyurl.com/n9qqjwq Antique Lace Collar
Size: 7+” max depth.
Starting Price: $8.00
Auction ends: July 11, 2015 6:01 PM
Offered by: Ebay seller goknowme, Pleasanton, California, United States
Comments: A deep Brussels Duchesse dress front with raised rose petals in the Point de Gaze inserts. Conventional motifs in a slightly crowded but interesting design.
Provenance:  From the estate of a collector.
Condition:
Modifications:  Two small hooks sewn into the ends.
Damage: Some pinholes and separations in the Point de Gaze. A little frayed around the hooks.
Soilage: Seller cites two small brown spots.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

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Lace Event Spain: XV Encuentro de Encaje de Bolillos, Macramé y Labores, Banyeres de Mariola – July 5, 2015

XV Encuentro de Encaje de Bolillos, Macramé y Labores, Banyeres de Mariola (Alcoià, Alicante, Valencian Community)
Organizers: ASOCIACIÓN AMAS DE CASA, CONSUMIDORES y USUARIOS “LUCENTUM”
C/ Francisco Berenguer Mora, 03450-Banyeres de Mariola (ALACANT)
Date: Sunday, July 5, 2015
Time:  10:00 to 14:00
Place:  el parque Villa Rosario
Websites: http://tinyurl.com/lrrdofj
Information and Registration:  658 933 558, 615 190 378.  Please make reservations by June 27, 2015.

Banyeres map

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