Lace Event Spain: III Encuentro de Bolillos, Villanueva de la Jara – August 1, 2015

III Encuentro de Bolillos, Villanueva de la Jara (Cuenca, Castilla-La Mancha)
Organizers: Ayuntamiento de Villanueva de la Jara
Date: Saturday, August 1, 2015
Time: See Agenda
Place:
  en la entrada de la Iglesia delCarmen
Websites:  http://tinyurl.com/pp3bn7g http://tinyurl.com/p8hgyka
Information and Registration: belen_g_g@hotmail.com.
Ayuntamiento – 967498001, Felisa 967498540
Please register by July 30, 2105.

Agenda:
18:00  Reception and Welcom
20:00  Drawing
20:15  Gift presentation and closing of the Encuentro
20:30  Snack

Villanueva de la Jara   Villanueva de la Jara map

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Lace Event Spain: 13º Encuentro de bolilleras, Turleque – August 1, 2015

13º Encuentro de bolilleras, Turleque (La Mancha, Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha)
Organizers: Grupo Bolilleras Asoc. Mujeres Voces Amigas
Date: Saturday, August 1, 2015
Time and Place:  Not given.
Website:   http://tinyurl.com/pp3bn7g
Information:  Dorotea Martinez Lozano, 925327088 / 615 280186, amarinacalderon@gmail.com

Turleque map

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Lace Event UK: Lace on the Train – August 1-2, 2015

Lace on the Train
Date:
Saturday, August 1 to Sunday August 2, 2015
Place:
Welsh Highland Heritage Railway
Tremadog Road, Porthmadog, Gwynedd, North Wales LL49 9DY
(opposite the main line station)
Time:
Trains run at 10.30, 11.30, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00 and 16.00
Websites: See http://www.whr.co.uk/ for information about the Railway.
http://tinyurl.com/pzn5nu5 mentions the Lace on the Train and Crafts in the Shed.
Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/p7bcr96

All are welcome to come and join us in making lace (any kind – bobbinlace makers may find a pillow stand useful) whilst riding behind a narrow gauge steam locomotive, or at the nearby Gelert’s Farm Works. Bring current work to do on the train or in the museum. Commemorative bobbins will be available. Free parking, opposite main line railway station, refreshments available in tea room. This year’s aim is to raise funds for new Pickering Brake Van carriage.

http://www.cig.canon-europe.com/p?p=CTjdZ5BusJu

Train Tickets: £8.50 adult, £7.50 senior, £4.25 child over 5, £19.50 family (2+2) – free for under fives. Tickets are valid for as many rides as you like! Purchase tickets at the station on the day of the event.
There is a tea room serving hot and cold meals and snacks.
Contact: Jane Partridge. Please email Jane in advance so an estimate of the number of attendees can be obtained.
E-mail: mousie1@live.co.uk, jane@pebble.demon.co.uk

porthmadog

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Lace Event UK: Wessex Lacemakers Lace Day, August 1, 2015

Wessex Lacemakers Lace Day
Date: Saturday, August 1, 2015
Place: North Petherton Village Hall
Fore Street, North Petherton TA6 6QA
Time:
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Website: http://www.lace-bobbins.co.uk/wessex.html

Workshop: Mrs. Renate Hawkins, Flanders Lace

Tickets:  £5.00 for visitors, pay at the door.
Contact:  Susan Brooks 01934 527838

The Wessex Lacemakers group was formed in 1980 and come from Bristol in the north to Honiton in the South, Porlock in the West to Warminster in the east.  Their logo is in the shape of the Alfred Jewel. The group holds 4 to 5 meetings each year and an annual Supplier’s fair. The group has a newsletter, and membership is £10/year, 50 p for young lacemakers.

  

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Ebay Alerts! Fourteen items – July 26, 2015 continued

http://tinyurl.com/pyj6qd7 Antique/vintage bobbin lace bertha
Size: 44″ neckline, 6.2″ deep.
Starting Price: 25.00 GBP
Auction ends: July 27, 2015 11:13 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A bertha of Point de Milan.  This is a later 19th to 20th c Belgian lace with bobbin-made motifs, and a heavy twisted-return needle-made ground. Quality varies widely in this lace,and it is often used for table linens. This example has well-done motifs with some honeycomb fillings, also single woven tallies used in small filling areas. Seems to be a pomegranate design.  Good example of the type.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition
Modifications: None.
Damage: Some small breaks and holes in the mesh, a few repairs.  Neckline slightly frayed.
Soilage: ‘mid ivory color’, with some areas of browning.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles

231628268777   Sold for 25.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/o4r34pa Vintage antique hand made Bedfordshire Beds Maltese lace butterfly trim
http://tinyurl.com/q6ryn3b Vintage antique hand made Bedfordshire Beds Maltese lace butterfly trim
http://tinyurl.com/nnsp8h5 Vintage antique hand made bobbin lace butterfly trim Brussels / French lace?
Size: 11 cm x 10 cm, 14 cm x 8 cm, 7 cm x 6 cm
Starting Price: 4.50 GBP on all three.
Auction ends: July 27, 2015 12:05 PM PDT
July 27, 2015, 2015 12:08 PM PDT, July 27, 205, 2015 12:13 PM PDT

Offered by: Ebay seller hedgehogpear, BN8, United Kingdom
Comments: Three bobbinlace butterflies in different techniques. We often see Point de Gaze butterflies, but bobbin-made ones are a bit unusual as single pieces.  The first is Beds, the second appears to be a Cluny or perhaps Maltese, the third is Honiton.   I think the second is silk, but hard to tell from the photos.  However the general technique, particularly the raised leaves argue more for a French Cluny origin.  All three are well done technically with good design.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition
Modifications: None.
Damage: Honiton has a shifted tally in lower right wing, but I don’t think it’s broken. The other two appear intact.
Soilage: Ecru color on Beds & Honiton, Cluny appears white.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

151752531838  151752534713  161769182764
Sold for GBP 17.50, 3 bidders.
Sold for GBP 10.51, 2 bidders.
Sold for GBP 22.09, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/p5jjpjh Extraordinary large 19th C. handmade Maltese bobbin lace Fall cap COLLECTOR
Size: 64″ max width 23″
Starting Price: $95.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: July 29, 2015 6:21 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A Maltese mantilla, typical diamond shape with lappet ends. The center roundel looks a little lighter color than the rest of the piece.  Good guipure work outside of the center and down the lappets.  The outside edge alternates between a flower motif and a mat of woven leaves.  I like the use of the wheat ear motifs in the center part.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few broken woven leaves, some repairs for separations. Other separations can be easily fixed.
Soilage: Seller cites pale honey colored silk.
Finish: Vertical fold crease, overall wrinkling.

141724899579   $95.00 Buy-it-Now exercised.

http://tinyurl.com/nf4b4cs Antique Vintage Honiton Brussels Bobbin Ivory Lace Point de Gaze Collar As Is
Size: Not given.
Starting Price: $44.99 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: July 29, 2015 10:02 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller karmacleo, Merrit Island, Florida, United States
Comments: A long collar of Brussels Duchesse. No raised work in the Point de Gaze inserts, but the needle-made raised edges are very prominent (sign of a better manufacturer) on unconventional motifs.  Note the lines of decorative ‘mode’ fillings – unusual for this lace. The bobbinlace is well done with some raised work, and the overall design is fairly naturalistic.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition
Modifications: None.
Damage: A Small holes and pinholes in the PtdG mesh, some separation where needlelace is attached to the bobbinlace. A few stray threads along the outer edges.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Creased and wrinkled.

331594087044   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/o6amhxz ANTIQUE LACE DUCHESSE BRUSSELS LACE COLLAR LAPPET LONG EXC COND BRIDAL
Size: 5.5 to 6″ wide, 40″ long.
Starting Price: $129.99 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: July 29, 2015 5:32 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller kuchcollectiblesandvintagelinens, Ronkonkoma, New York, United States
Comments: A long collar of Duchesse de Bruges, no raised work.  Interesting rather unconventional design of large leaves with embedded pinnate structure in whole stitch next to a half-stitch background.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition
Modifications: None.
Damage: Minor broken bride. Some fraying at motif terminations where threads are cut off, also a few frayed brides.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Light creasing.

361309497204   Unsold as of 7/29/2015 7:36 PM MDT.

http://tinyurl.com/nj9anyc SUPERB HANDMADE Antique Vtg VICTORIAN EDWARDIAN IRISH CROCHET LACE BLOUSE BODICE
Size: 23.5″ long, 19″ shoulder width, 15.5″ neckline, 21″ waist, 26.5″ sleeves
Starting Price: $799.99 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: July 30, 2015 5:52 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller red*velvet*bench, United States
Comments: An Irish Crochet high-neck blouse, probably early 20th c. Mot of the design is a heavy thin motif, but note the finer ‘horseshoe’ and rose motif used as a yoke.  The collar probably is original but doesn’t much match the yoke pattern.  One large flower center front, lots of raised work.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition
Modifications: Two fastenings missing.
Damage: Minor broken brides and small repairs.
Soilage: Warm ecru color, age yellowing.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles – heavy fabric pulls things straight.

161328814121   161328814121a

http://tinyurl.com/oowfojn Superbe éventail dentelle monture nacre Antique fan facher ventaglio lace XIX
Size: 27 cm long, 50 cm wide.
Starting Price: 289.00 EUR Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: July 31, 2015, 2015 5:26 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller galerie-dechamps, Royan, France
Comments: An impressive Point de Gaze fan with Mother of Pearl (abalone) sticks. No raised work. The design has a vertical structure very appropriate to a fan, with excellent decorative ‘mode’ fillings. Naturalistic dense design.  Note the monogram on the guardstick.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition
Modifications: None.
Damage: Some splits in the silk backing the lace.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Expected fan creases.

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http://tinyurl.com/pqd66g5 ANTIQUE BRUSSELS DUCHESSE FLORAL FINE LACE COLLAR
Size: 11″ x 7″ neckline – not sure what that means.
Starting Price: 4.99 GBP
Auction ends: July 31, 2015, 2015 11:58 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller vickysilk, somerset, United Kingdom
Comments: A dress front of Brussels Duchesse, raised petal rose in the main Point de Gaze insert.  Some raised work in the Duchesse, conventional motifs.  Note the needlelace rings used as fillings in some bobbinlace motifs.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few stray threads along the outer edge. Minor pinhole along the edge of main ptdG mesh.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

201394195658

http://tinyurl.com/nfq65yl ANTIQUE VINTAGE EXCEPTIONAL BRUSSELS DUCHESSE LACE COLLAR WITH LAPPET ENDS
Size: 39″ half length, 11″ deep at back.
Starting Price: $395.00
Auction ends: July 31, 2015, 2015 5:20 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller yellow-daisy, Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: A well-executed Brussels Duchesse collar, no raised work in the Point de Gaze inserts. The bobbinlace technique and design is well done, playing off the dense naturalistic flowers in the back. A higher end market piece.
Provenance: From a New England collection.
Condition
Modifications: None.
Damage: One small area of broken brides in one lappet. Occasional pinhole in the PtdG mesh.
Soilage: Ivory color with slight yellowing in a few places.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles. Looks unused.

281755445311

http://tinyurl.com/pnhmama ANTIQUE LACE- SUPERB BRUSSELS LACE W/POINT DE GAZE
Size: ~20.5″ x ~36″
Starting Price: $595.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: July 31, 2015, 2015 5:33 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, New York, United States
Comments: A section of a crinoline flounce of Brussels bobbin and needlelace application on machine net. The needlelace is found in the large roses along the bottom, also in the centers of the inclined oval cartouches.  Naturalistic 2nd Empire floral design with extensive decorative needle-made ‘mode’ fillings, and fairly large circular esprits in the upper ground.. The repeat is a bit short, but quite effective.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: A few small holes and pinholes in the tulle, especially near the top.
Soilage: Ecru color.
Finish: Vertical fold creases.

391189077216

http://tinyurl.com/pgfcrt5 ANTIQUE LACE-BRUSSELS LACE FLOUNCEW/POINT DE GAZE
Size: 10″ x 65″
Starting Price: $295.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: July 31, 2015, 2015 5:35 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, New York, United States
Comments: A fairly wide flounce of Brussels Duchesse with raised petal roses in the Point de Gaze inserts. Raised work on half-stitch ground in the bobbinlace.  Conventional dense design, well executed, in a fairly wide piece.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition
Modifications: Mounted on a chiffon backing.  Can’t see the edges to tell if they are cut.
Damage: One Point de Gaze insert has some holes in the mesh, and the surrounding bobbinlace is a little frayed in the halfstitch.  Seller cites a few minor openings elsewhere.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

391189078059

http://tinyurl.com/olzrnoo EXQUISITE BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE COLLAR
Size: 10″ x 65″
Starting Price: $595.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: July 31, 2015, 2015 5:37 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, New York, United States
Comments: A deep collar of Point de Gaze with raised petal roses.  Conventional Point de Gaze ground (not bobbin-made droschel). A few interesting decorative ‘mode’ fillings in the roses, but mostly grids of various patterns.  It’s a large piece of lace, but with a fairly standard design.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition
Modifications: None.
Damage: Seller cites a few tiny repairs. Occasional pinhole in the mesh.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

391189078704   391189078704a

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Ebay Alerts! Thirteen items, so far – July 26, 2015

http://tinyurl.com/p3osggh Lovely Antique Brussels Lace Lappets
Size: 55 cm x 12.5 cm max.
Starting Price: 45.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sunday, July 26, 2015 8:38 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller supa_troopa, Redditch, Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Comments: A lappet scarf of Brussels bobbinlace application on machine net. Later 19th c floral design. A few decorative needle-made ‘mode’ fillings.  The tulle isn’t always trimmed away from open parts in the bobbinlace.
Provenance: Seller’s collection.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage: Occasional small hole/pinhole in the tulle. A few breaks around the needlelace fillings.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231624362158   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/qxbfn7f Beautiful Antique Carrickmacross Collar – Oak Leaves and Acorns – Light as Air
Size: 70 cm neckline, 12 cm back depth.
Starting Price: 28.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sunday, July 26, 2015 8:45 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller supa_troopa, Redditch, Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Comments: A Carrickmacross applique collar. Oak leaf and acorn design with embroidery indicating leaf veining. Extensive needlerun stitches used as fillings.  Note the typical looped picots around the edge. Unusual design without any guipure.
Provenance: Seller’s collection.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage: A few pinholes in the tulle. Edges a little frayed.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  No obvious creases – slight wrinkling, not quite crisp along picoted edges.

231624366661   Sold for 28.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/nz9gfjt An Exquisite Brussels Point De Gaze dress Panel & cuffs
Size: insert – 38 cm x 15 cm, cuffs – 21 cm x 7 cm
Starting Price: 62.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sunday, July 26, 2015 11:00 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse set of triangular dress insert and matching cuffs. Raised petal roses in the Point de Gaze inserts. The Duchesse is a little on the Bruges side with gimp borders and no raised work.  Unusual to find a matched set like this.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Some edges a little creases.

351459169975   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/nv3kpah A Stunning Length Antique Point de Gaze
Size: 12.5 cm x 160 cm
Starting Price: 85.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sunday, July 26, 2015 11:10 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of Point de Gaze with a raised petal on the single roses on the lower border.  The decorative ‘mode’ fillings are fairly elaborate in the roses, a little sparse elsewhere.  Clean, sharp design.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  Cut one end, can’t see the other end. Engrelure added.
Damage: Occasional small hole and pinholes in the mesh. Looks like there might be some repair to the mesh in picture 6.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases, some minor wrinkling.

311405750685   Sold for 211.00 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/o9xv56m A beautiful Antique Brussels Point De Gaze Large Collar
Size: 89.5 cm x 86 cm
Starting Price: 42.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sunday, July 26, 2015 11:20 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A collar of Brussels Duchesse -raised petal roses in the Point de Gaze inserts, no raised work in the bobbinlace.  Good clean design, not particularly elaborate, but quite effective.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites a few age marks.
Finish: Looks like a soft fold crease down the center.

311405757669   Sold for 42.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/nrf95nr An Elegant Brussels Lace wedding stole circa 1880
Size: 45 cm x 280 cm
Starting Price: 220.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sunday, July 26, 2015 11:26 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A rectangular shawl of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net.  The fillings are unusual, I think they are bobbin-made, but hard to tell. I am a bit confused by the design – hard to tell what the filling areas actually are.  The tulle itself has the soft white appearance of English machine net.  I wonder if this is an English piece.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Occasional pinhole in the tulle.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Some fold creases, and miscellaneous other soft creases.

351459196842   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/nd9vjnb A 138″ (3.50 METRE) LENGTH OF LATE 18TH CENTURY NEEDLE MADE ALENCON LACE
Size: 3.5″ x 138″
Starting Price: 50.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sunday, July 26, 2015 12:06 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller garden*hill, Reading, United Kingdom
Comments: A Herren Alençon border, later 18th c.. The upper ground appears to have buttonhole stitches, although this is probably combined with a twisted cover. Alençon meshes are often combinations of bouclée and tortillée. Réseau fin in the lower border. Single picoted rings used as decorative ‘mode’ fillings along with an eyelet filling. The esprits are small sprigs.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  Cut both ends, engrelure added.
Damage: Small holes and pulls in the mesh throughout. Repairs eveident.
Soilage: Deep cream color with some spotting.
Finish: No obvious creases or winkles.

191635123857   Sold for 50.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/parsmkt Antique cream hand worked Clones Irish crochet lace collar
Size: shown on UK size 10 manikin in the listing.
Starting Price: 10.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sunday, July 26, 2015 12:10 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller linen-cupboard, Crawcrook, Tyne and War, United Kingdom
Comments: An interesting figural Irish Crochet collar. Note the large Clones knots in the two butterfly motifs. and some of the roses.  Rose of Sharon background with a square picoted mesh. I can’t see the picots up close, but they might be Clones knots.
I find this quite an effective design, excellent technique.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage: Occasional broken bride in the mesh.
Soilage: Seller says it has been washed but gives not details on the process.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles.

201393697147

http://tinyurl.com/o6pab4h A 1.42″ (3.6 METRE) LENGTH OF UNUSED VICTORIAN NEEDLE MADE YOUGHAL LACE 4 1/4″
Size: 4.25″ x 142″
Starting Price: 200.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sunday, July 26, 2015 12:25 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller garden*hill, Reading, United Kingdom
Comments: Looks to me like some of the closeups of this piece  have been taken from the backside of the lace.  Irish Youghal needlelace border with small, well-made motifs. There are few decorative fillings stitches, and note the interesting buttonholed rings on top of the loose buttonhole mesh fillings. The short design repeat relies a lot on the execution of the leaf motifs.  Note the leaves winding around a bar along the lower border. Quite an interesting piece.
Provenance: Note saying “Someday for Rodney’s wife”, and that the lace had belonged to an Aunt.
Condition:
Modifications:  Cut both ends. I think the engrelure was added later – in Youghal it is often made as part of the lace.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Cream color, and it does look like linen. Can’t tell for certain without testing.
Finish:  Some soft vertical fold creases.

191635116842   Sold for 330.00 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/p8q7aqr A 2.43 METRE LENGTH OF MID 18TH CENTURY HONITON LACE WITH AMMONITE PATTERN
Size: 2″ x 243 cm
Starting Price: 45.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sunday, July 26, 2015 12:25 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller garden*hill, Reading, United Kingdom
Comments: There is another piece of this mid 18th c Devon border, see Ebay #191634238103. Typical scrolling, almost tape-like motifs with minimal space for joins. There’s a little decoration in some tapes.  This style of lace tends to be an acquired taste in comparison to contemporary Belgian products. But I find it has a freeform modern feel and is well made – perhaps not quite as tightly woven as other examples. Good example of the type.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  Cut one end, can’t see the other end. Four joins, engrelure added.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Cream color with age spotting.
Finish:  Vertical fold creases.

191634236217   Sold for 49.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pgof3gu A 2.43 METRE LENGTH OF MID 18TH CENTURY HONITON LACE WITH AMMONITE PATTERN
Size: 17″ neckline, 9.5″ center back depth.
Starting Price: 75.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sunday, July 26, 2015 12:53 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller garden*hill, Reading, United Kingdom
Comments: A Point de Gaze dress front, no raised work. Naturalistic floral design with very few decorative ‘mode’ fillings. Excellent technique – a higher end market piece.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage: One repair to the mesh, some pinholes in the ground.
Soilage: Looks a little beige in color, with age spotting.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles.

191634228147   Sold for 113.00 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pbdb5u2 Antique Large Bobbin lace Collar
Size: ~18″ neckline, 10.5″ max depth.
Starting Price: $75.00
Auction ends: Sunday, July 26, 2015 2:18 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mrsmuirsgullcottage, McMinnville, Oregon, United States
Comments: A bold collar of Bruges Bloemwerk.  Doubled picoted brides, some decorate holes in the clothwork.  Good example of the type.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage: Broken mesh where attached to the motif at left side of photo
Soilage: Ecru color.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles.

111722088963   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/nmo39mq antique vtg 100+ yr old hanky handkerchief white wedding lush handmade lace
Size: 14″ square
Starting Price: $50.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Monday, July 27, 2015 2:18 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller sgt_murf, Conway, Arkansas, United States
Comments: A Honiton guipure handkerchief with whitework embroidery monogram.
Provenance: From the seller’s personal collection. Snails/slugs style, nicely done. Note the extensive woven leadwork tallies. Irregular picoted brides.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller says it has been cleaned but gives no details about the process.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles.

252036612621   $50.00 Buy-it-Now exercised.

I’ll add a few more tomorrow.

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Lace Event Spain: XIV Encuentro de Bolilleras “Villa de Quel” – July 26, 2015

XIV Encuentro de Bolilleras “Villa de Quel” (Arnedo, La Rioja)
Organizers: l’Asociación de Mujeres de Quel
Collaborators: Ayuntamiento de Quel
Date: Sunday, July 26, 2015
Time:  Starts at 10:00
Place:  El Plaze del Teatro
Website:  http://tinyurl.com/orm9zr2
Information:  Ayuntamiento – 041 302011

I think this event is associated with the Fiesta Pan y Queso (aka Paniqueso) de Quel, which started in 1479 and is one of the oldest Fiestas in Spain. Actually Paniqueso runs from August 5-9, 2015, but there are plenty of events leading up to the fiesta.

Vila-de-quel   quel map

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