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

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

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

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Lace Event France: 1ère Rencontre des Arts du Fil, Angoulins sur Mer – September 27-28, 2014

1ère Rencontre des Arts du Fil, Angoulins sur Mer  (Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes)
Theme: 
Les Fleurs dans Tous Leurs Etats
Sponsors:
l’Association De Fil en Aigulle
Date: Saturday September 27 and Sunday, September 28, 2014
Place: la Salle Polyvalente
7 avenue du Général de Gaulle 17690 Angoulins (near La Rochelle)
Hours: Saturday: 13:00 to 19:00, Sunday 9:00 to 18:00
Website: http://tinyurl.com/oeftu82
Information and Reservations: Sylvie Charlard, 05 46 29 59 91
Catherine Gobin, 05 46 07 17 16.  email filsenaiguilles@hotmail.fr

This events showcases a number of textiles arts, such as bobbinlace, couture, leisure activites, patchwork, knitting, and counted thread embroidery.  There will also be a lacemaker market.

Affiche angoulins-1   Angoulins_map

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Ebay Alerts! Thirty-nine items – September 14, 2014

http://tinyurl.com/ks3km5o Antique LARGE HM Needle Lace Cotton Collar-Very Fine Work
Size: 66″ circumference, 5″ deep
Starting Price: $29.99
Auction ends: Sep 14, 2014 09:25:16 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller ogop, Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: A bertha of an indeterminate bobbinlace guipure.  Perhaps French or Spanish. It does have a gimp, but few hints as to the exact place of manufacture. Bold designs, interesting piece.
Provenance:  From a local lace collection
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Seller cites 1 broken bride.
Soilage: Looks clean, can’t tell the exact color.
Finish: No creases or wrinkles. Heavy soft thread lays well.

251639182694   Sold for $36.50, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/p8xy3nu ANTIQUE LACE- BRUSSELS LACE SHAWL COLLAR W/POINT DE GAZE
Size: not given.
Starting Price: $195.00
Auction ends: Sep 14, 2014 10:09:03 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A shawl collar with front lappets of Brussels Duchesse. Raised petal roses in the Point de Gaze inserts.  Some needlelace decorative ‘mode’ fillings in bobbinlace flower centers.  No raised work in the Duchesse. The piece is nicely layered in three pieces to fall well on the figure.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites some light age stains.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

390927931489   390927931489a   Sold for $195.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/owyynoh ANTIQUE LACE- BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE W/WREATH DESIGN
Size: ~6″ x 97″
Starting Price: $195.00
Auction ends: Sep 14, 2014 10:09:03 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A reasonably wide border of Point de Gaze.  No raised work, and just a few simple decorative ‘mode’ fillings. This is one of those pieces that rely on a dense design with a short repeat – meant to be ruffled. Two different sizes of round ‘esprits’ in the ground.  I think I can see some different hands in the ground stitch sections – interesting.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut. Looks like there’s an engrelure added.
Damage: Some scattered openings in the mesh and small repairs.
Soilage: Seller cites some age stains.
Finish:  A little light wrinkling – a bit worn.

151406347287   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/nvmbhjf 3 long & very deep flounces of needlerun lace. Antique early Victorian c1840’s
Size: 12.5″ x (104″, 99″, 72″)
Starting Price: 10.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 14, 2014 10:09:03 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller poppy1109, Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom
Comments: Three sections of a needlerun lace on machine net.  Interesting floral design that fills the space well with large buds used as esprits.  Hard to guess at a date. Might be Lierre.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut into three pieces.
Damage: A few pinholes in the tulle.
Soilage: A few dark stains.
Finish:  Some light creasing.

390924770176   Sold for 108.00 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nsg4b62 An Exquisite Brussels Lace Flounce circa 1860
Size: 18 cm x 210 cm
Starting Price: 68.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 14, 2014 11:35:13 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of what I’ll call Bruges Bloemwerk, although it does have a bit of a Sluis Duchesse feel.  Large motifs, some raised work in the bobbinlace, and some interesting square woven fillings. Good example of the type.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  Lays well in the photos, obvious creases or wrinkles.

351165831413   Sold for 70.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pkqlyq3 18th Century Point d’Argentan lace as worn at Court c1760-70s Georgian cap pts?
Size: 66″ circumference, 5″ deep
Starting Price: 10.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 14, 2014 11:22:00 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller poppy1109, Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom
Comments: In this day and age it is virtually impossible to tell the works of Alençon and Argentan apart in the mid 18th century. We do know that Argentan was the much smaller industry. Therefore we now tend to assign one particularly elaborate style to Argentan, which involves heavily buttonholed brides (the brides bouclée, which was made in three separate steps.) Réseau fin is used along the edges. Legend also has it that Argentan never used horsehair to make their picots.  I’d say these pieces to have that kind of style, but again, it is a modern convention with little historical fact behind the name. As far as what these are form, it does look like someone was trying to make up a ‘head'; lappets with a surrounding frill for a cap back – all made up from an original border. I don’t much like the continuity between the lower parts and the upper cut-out parts either.  The separate border does appear to match the other pieces.  It’s all a little strange.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Not exactly sure the original purpose, but part has been cut down.  Engrelure added.
Damage: Some repairs.
Soilage: Seller cites a ‘natural linen color’, with gentle darkening.
Finish: No creases

390924766936   Sold for 181.00 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/oruhlgj ANTIQUE LACE-LOVELY EARLY POINT DE FRANCE LACE
Size: 4.25″ x 75″
Starting Price: $395.00
Auction ends: Sep 14, 2014 16:17:15 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A border of Point de France needlelace. Note the symmetric rather ‘candelabra’ design  and the hexagonal picoted mesh.  Very fine raised cordonnets, and the lower border is carefully done.  All the signs point toward an earlier piece (late 17th c France), however you have to be very careful of this kind of lace. Copies were made in Italy and Ireland in later years – but this one does have an early feel.  Condition is almost a little too good.
Provenance:  Museum deaccession
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if it they are cut.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles.

151406598252   Sold for $395.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/mkatgm3 nicely worked antique Maltese silk lace collar.fair condition
Size: ~6.5″ deep
Starting Price: 12.50 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 15, 2014 02:48:46 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller reddolly123, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Comments: A standard deep collar of Maltese cream silk.  Rather large woven leaves, which alternate with Maltese crosses around the outer edge, and with heart-shaped guipure in the middle section. The neckline is a narrow third section.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Some seam separations.
Soilage: Soiled along the neckline.  Seller cites ‘an odd mark’ here and there.
Finish:  Fold crease center back.

351164069093   351164069093a   Sold for 50.00 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/m7jarmf VINTAGE TENERIFE (SOL) NEEDLE – LACE
Size: 37 cm x 120 cm
Starting Price: 0.99 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 15, 2014 13:36:58 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller beyondthetower, SOMERSET, United Kingdom
Comments: A ‘Sol’ needle-woven lace rectangle. Might be a shawl, I think this is a little too delicate to be used as a table runner.  Given the method of joining the motifs, I think it’s probably Ñanduti. Although there are only two different simple styles of roundels, which is unusual. Might be a later piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Some breaks along the edges.
Soilage: Seller cites some marks to the lace, I see one hole near one corner.
Finish:  Edges don’t like very flat, but that’s a general condition of this lace.

261588047886   Sold for 16.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/oytdk5u Vintage Edwardian Collar Crochet Lace Antique Floral Off White Dimensional
Size: 2.2″ deep, 9″ across front face.
Starting Price: $39.99 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Sep 15, 2014 16:59:20 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller barnswallows_collectiblecloth, Rochester, New York, United States
Comments: An Irish Crochet dress front.  Rose, harp, trefoil and pinwheel motifs, some fairly large, all densely packed together. Tightly worked, with some raised work (I almost wonder if this has been photographed upside down.) Picots look like crocheted loops.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  A little wrinkled.

361024045770   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/lebtq2j ANTIQUE PRETTY APPLIQUE LACE STOLE SCARF LAPPET FLORAL CREAM LONG 92″ x 18″
Size: 18″ x 92″
Starting Price: $39.99 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Sep 16, 2014 03:56 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller abfabs05, East Anglia, United Kingdom
Comments: A rectangular shawl of Muslin applique on machine net. Might be Carrickmacross – the edges of the motifs look overcast on, not tamboured like you find in Belgium.  But there isn’t much in the was of Irish iconography in the design and it lacks the looped or heavy straight picots so characteristic of this lace. The pattern is fairly simple with little variation in fillings.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Some small holes and pinholes in the tulle.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles. It has this beautifully draping white net that is often associated with England.

291060765962

http://tinyurl.com/kymw258 Antique/vintage early 19C fine Honiton lace shawl
Size: 23″ x 94″
Starting Price: 120.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 16, 2014 10:46:42 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A rectangular shawl of Honiton applique on droschel ground – the ground is made in strips which the seller has measured at ~0.75″ wide.  I would tentatively agree with the Honiton attribution based on the large woven ‘leadwork’ filling areas in the flowers, and lack of needlelace fillings.  Beautiful delicate design of lilly of the valley and roses with a few leaves around the edges.  I have several of these shawls, and note the ‘soilage’ comments below. They all seem to have these issues, and I’ve never tried to clean one. I do have documentation on one shawl that cites it was purchased in London in 1830, and I think that’s a reasonable date for this kind of work. It doesn’t really have the ‘directoire’ look of earlier examples.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage: One (maybe two) repair to the net.  Some loosening of the motifs.
Soilage: Mid to dark cream color.  Areas of pale brown age spotting in places.
Finish:  A little wrinkled, not bad at all.

331314994486

http://tinyurl.com/qzzdsxj Vtg figural bobbin lace Italian cantu embroidered linen tablecloth doily 66 round
Size: 66″ diameter
Starting Price: $435.00
Auction ends: Sep 16, 2014 10:46:42 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller medpid01, York, South Carolina, United States
Comments: A circular tablecloth of Italian figural Cantú bobbinlace with additional whitework embroidery. The figures are in Grecian robes and might represent a harvest celebration – note the nice raised work in some of them. Typical hook and flowerhead motifs in the bobbinlace.  I can’t tell where the embroidery was done.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Seller cites some small separations/holes and broken brides.
Soilage: Slightly off-white.
Finish:  Diagonal fold creases.

111460456319

http://tinyurl.com/nwm6oon Stunning Antique Vintage White Irish Crochet Lace Large Collar Dress Front Trim
Size: 17″ down the middle (not sure what that means), 6″ depth
Starting Price: $75.00
Auction ends: Sep 16, 2014 15:37:39 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller gypsy5961, New Milford, Connecticut, United States
Comments: Tightly worked Irish Crochet collar – probably a dress front. From the various patterning of the brides, I guess this might be a French product, but difficult to tell for certain. The design is a bit haphazard, note the asymmetry along the neckline center front.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Seller cites some small separations/holes and broken brides.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  A little wrinkled, doesn’t lay perfectly flat.

201167357895

http://tinyurl.com/m8u92qp ANTIQUE LACE- EARLY METALLIC LACE EDGING,POSSIBLY RUSSIAN?
Size: ~23″ x 22″ laid flat.
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve.
Auction ends: Sep 16, 2014 16:13:16 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: It’s not entirely clear, but I think the thread is silver metallic, and there’s a pink thread gimp surrounding all the tapes.  Russia is a possibility, but I’d more favor eastern Europe, like the Hungarian or Slovenian areas.  The symmetry of the tape design also recall some Italian work. The center cloth is missing.  There’s nothing to indicate that it is a particularly early piece, I’d guess later 19th or early 20th c.
Provenance:  Museum deaccession.
Condition:
Modifications:  No center cloth.
Damage: Seller cites a few small openings.
Soilage: Minor tarnish.
Finish:  Vertical fold creases.

151408441955

http://tinyurl.com/l4ke82l Antique Brussels w point de gaze insert lovely collar / bodice insert
Size: 16″ neckline, 6.75″ center back.
Starting Price: 29.99 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 17, 2014 06:57:23 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A dress front of Brussels Duchesse with a single Point de Gaze insert center front. A simple raised petal rose in the insert.  Conventional Duchesse motifs, also with raised work.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage: Point de Gaze mesh has a lot of holes. I see some broken brides.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles.

291240067757

http://tinyurl.com/n439ynr RARE ANTIQUE SCULPTURAL CROCHET LACE 19C
Size: 5.2″ x 52″
Starting Price: 40.00 GRP, 60.00 GBP Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Sep 17, 2014 06:57:23 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eepa76, london, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of Irish Crochet. Tiny dense motifs, tightly worked. There’s not much variation in the motifs, but this is an often-seen variation in IC. Picots look like they are tightly crocheted loops. Borders of IC like this don’t come up too often.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  Can’t see ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean – actually hard to tell the color from the photos.
Finish:  Looks a little shrunken, maybe from a past wash.

111457270951

http://tinyurl.com/n988zbd VERY FINE ANTIQUE HONITON BOBBIN LACE 19C
Size: size upon request.
Starting Price: 30.00 GRP, 80.00 GBP Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Sep 18, 2014 01:59:25 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eepa76, london, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of Honiton with a scalloped edge. Snails/slugs style with a rather vermicular design.  Some areas of leadwork tally fillings.  I think the unpicoted brides are plaited, but it’s a bit hard to tell.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  Can’t see ends to tell if they are cut.  Looks like one join.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Hard to tell color from the photos.
Finish:  Wrinkled, with some light creasing.

111457274771

http://tinyurl.com/ox74h5y Vintage French Tulle Lace Needlerun Shawl Scarf Bridal Wedding Veil
Size: 15″ x 81″
Starting Price: $136.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Sep 18, 2014 10:28:29 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller twist-in-time, Keller, Texas, United States
Comments: A rectangular shawl of needlerun embroidered net. The pattern is a kind of Blonde-de-Caen style, with heavy floral sprays at the ends and a light border along the sides. No esprits in the net.  The net is white and supple, looks like an English product.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Some small holes and pinholes in the tulle. Might be a repair to the net above one end flower spray.
Soilage: Looks white.
Finish:  Lightly wrinkled, might be a fold crease along the length.

291222229309

http://tinyurl.com/ows8x5p EXQUISITE VICTORIAN HAND MADE POINT DE GAZE DELICATE LACE HANKY
Size: 13″ square
Starting Price: $150.00, $200 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Sep 18, 2014 10:28:29 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller bortique, Cambridge, Minnesota, United States
Comments: A Point de Gaze handkerchief with dense design. No raised work, but some good decorative ‘mode’ fillings.  The design has a kind of vertical architectural feel, and I like the treatment of the edge next to the cloth.  Excellent technique.  Nice presence to this piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Small holes in the mesh.
Soilage: Looks white.
Finish:  Might be some light fold creases in the cloth.

301311485175

http://tinyurl.com/m6mscn9 Antique Brussels Duchesse Lace Point de gaze Hand Made Scarf Lappet Ecru 53″x5″
Size: 5″ x 53″
Starting Price: $88.98
Auction ends: Sep 18, 2014 17:47:01 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller cherubim_gates, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Comments: Scarf of Duchesse de Bruges.  I like the delicate transparency of this piece. It’s a little on the Bloemwerk side, with the single gimp, but I think there is some raised work in the ribbon motifs.  Beautiful technique and even with the fairly large motifs, the design is quite good.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: “medium ecru color”, one stain.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles. Seller says it’s a little musty.

161419793641

http://tinyurl.com/lffab5d ANTIQUE CREAM BRUSSELS LACE COLLAR. GOOD CONDITION. FRENCH.
Size: 11″ x 11″ laid flat.
Starting Price: 9.99 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 19, 2014 13:12:54 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller collinsclarke, Cardiff, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Comments: A Honiton Point dress front. This means Honiton bobbinlace with a needle-made ground.  Snails/slugs style, note the figural butterfly center front. A few leadwork fillings, and the flowers and leaves around the outer edge are nicely done.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Cream color. Seller cites one faint mark along the bottom.
Finish:  No obvious wrinkles or creases.

191326635422

http://tinyurl.com/my3lr4c EXCEPTIONNEL VOLANT de DENTELLE A L’AIGUILLE-ALENCON? POINT DE GAZE?-19/710cm
Size: 19 cm x 7.1m
Starting Price: 1.00 EUR
Auction ends: Sep 20, 2014 12:51:41 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller poizay37, La Roche Clermault, France
Comments: 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:  One end looks original, the other cut.  Some residual threads from an old mount remaining at the top.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos – very unusual.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  Some light vertical creases, minor.

251645040736

http://tinyurl.com/jwzx9hr POINT DE PARIS BOBBIN LACE BELGIAN. circa 1900. 106 x 10CMS
Size: 4″ x 42″
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve.
Auction ends: Sep 20, 2014 15:00:38 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: An interesting Point de Paris border with a kind of morning figural scene. There’s a rising sun with a face, a tree, a cock and pheasant.  Interesting piece with a short repeat.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  Ends look cut, and there are some residual threads from a previous mounting along edges.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  Some vertical fold marks, esp. center.

181516101022

http://tinyurl.com/oymqf4u BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE NEEDLE LACE. Circa 1870-1890. 127 X 35 CMS
Size: 14″ x 50″
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Sep 20, 2014 15:05:42 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: A wide Point de Gaze border with raised petal roses. Note the shaping on the petals, sign of a better quality piece, if it wasn’t already obvious from the excellent design. Very romantic 2nd Empire style and note the elaborate decorative ‘mode’ fillings. Just wish there were more of it.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  One end cut, the other might be original. Engrelure added.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  Generally lays flat, a little wrinkling along upper edge.

181516113860

http://tinyurl.com/n93ukod ITALIAN NEEDLE LACE CRAVAT ENDS CIRCA 1670-90 RARE
Size: each 7″ x 15″
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Sep 20, 2014 15:10:46 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: Two cravat ends of a kind of Venetian coraline, more on the flat point side. Assuming they are shown rightside up, they are mirror images of each other, where the top left end matches the bottom right end. These two ends do look a little cut off, and note the looped edging are strongly picoted on these ends, but are a bit plainer on the other ends. So I’m wondering if these are cut from some other piece. Wish I coul get this under a microscope.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  Adaption?
Damage: Some repairs evident with a smaller more modern thread.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  No obvious wrinkles or creases.

181516201186

http://tinyurl.com/pusoq4h ITALIAN ROSE POINT NEEDLE LACE BIB-FRONTED COLLAR. CIRCA 1660-1680
Size: 34.5″ long when laid flat.  3.5″ wide at neck, 7″ wide at bib (not quite sure where some of these are measured.)
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Sep 20, 2014 15:10:46 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: Collar in the Colbert style, really quite impressive. Levey calls these ‘bib-fronted Venetian bands’. Date given looks good. Venetian Rose Point. What more can I say? It’s outstanding and rare.  If you are bidding write to the seller who will tell you the reserve. Be prepared.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.  Almost too good.
Soilage: Looks clean, although seller cites ‘original color’. Not sure what that is exactly.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles.

181516225755

http://tinyurl.com/nkyzm9t ENGLISH HONITON BOBBIN LACE FAN WITH DUVELLEROY BOX. LATE 19TH CENTURY
Size: 12″ tall, 28.5″ wide.  Box is 12.5″x2.5″x1.5″.
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Sep 20, 2014 15:15:46 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: A Honiton Point fan, butterflies, thistle, roses and other flowers. Breaking out of the snails/slugs style, but not much. Needle-made ground, Mother of Pearl (abalone) and bone sticks. The pattern is roughly left-right symmetric.  Box looks in good condition.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage: A few brown spots around the center, some associated with the sticks.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  Expected fan folds.

181516246313

http://tinyurl.com/nksfpvc WAR LACE MATS. BELGIAN POINT DE PARIS (SET OF 12). Circa 1915-18
Size: 10″ diameter for 6 large mats, 5″ for 6 small mats.
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Sep 20, 2014 15:20:34 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: ‘War Lace’ iconography in these mats – the Belgian Lion, English Unicorn, French Cockerel, Russian bear. Probably made with funding arranged by the CRB (and such items often have a metal tag with these initials – I don’t see it here), set up in WWI to offer support to the Belgian handmade lace industry.  These are standard patterns seen in this period.  Nicely made.
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/kycg8hg Pretty antique 19th C. Victorian Tenerife or Nanduti handmade lace shoulder cape
Size: 20 cm deep at back, 104 cm around the ‘top edge’ – not sure what that is.
Starting Price: 42.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 21, 2014 10:45:34 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller linskapet, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway DG6 4UU, United Kingdom
Comments: A deep shawl collar of Ñanduti – you can tell by the palm-leaf motif around the edges. It reminds me a lot of the shawl reviewed above – fairly simple sol motifs. Note here the often triangular joining motifs.  The lower edge at the back is a separate piece.  And interesting Ñanduti piece – most of these were made after WWII and were made of cotton.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage: A few broken threads.
Soilage: Off-white, seller says it is freshly laundered but gives no details on the process.
Finish:  Looks a little limp overall.

191325240363

http://tinyurl.com/l4p29gd Superb antique vintage French bonnet cap with lace, braid, beads & crystals?
Size: Not given.
Starting Price: 10.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 21, 2014 11:34:47 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller poppy1109, Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom
Comments: This bonnet looks to me like it is from the Alençon area.  I have one in my collection, without the lappets, the ‘beads and crystals’ and the braid.  But with the paper stiffening, and the outer frill layers are just a fine pleated cloth.  The lace at the back in both pieces is an embroidered net that was made in the area to imitate real Alençon lace.  The pleated lace in this piece looks like Point de Paris, and I have no idea what those black crystal things are.  I don’t know what someone had in mind here, but the basic pattern is very similar to mine but the elaborate decoration is unfamiliar.  I’d say it’s a later 20th c piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Ribbons are discolored.
Finish:  Looks like it lays OK.

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http://tinyurl.com/l766zfh deep flounces antique Victorian lace Amazing range of flower posy’s with bows!
Size: 10″ x ~65″ each.
Starting Price: 10.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 21, 2014 11:36:49 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller poppy1109, Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom
Comments: Two sections of a border of bobbinlace application on machine net. I think it’s possible that it is a Honiton applique due to the large areas of leadwork woven tally fillings.  The style of the motifs (especially the feather-like fronds), the large sprigs used as esprits are also more English, as are the types of flowers used.  A beautiful piece but with unfortunate modifications.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  Cut apart, cut along the top.
Damage: Occasional pinholes and pulls in the tulle.
Soilage: Not white, according to seller, with a number of age stains.
Finish:  A little wrinkled.

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http://tinyurl.com/ppeysn6 19thC Andtique Handmade Brussels DUCHESSE Bobbin LACE Handkerchief WEDDING HANKY
Size: ~12.5″ square
Starting Price: $120.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Sep 21, 2014 12:51:02 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller countryliving, Auburn, Pennsylvania, United States
Comments: A handkerchief of Duchesse de Bruges.  Conventional pattern, with a little raised work in the motifs. Unpicoted irregular brides which look a bit weak in places. Nice pattern, but some of the execution is a bit off.
Condition:
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Some frayed threads.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  Fold creases evident.

261571459247

http://tinyurl.com/l6s7zoz Pretty Antique Hand Worked Bedfordshire Bobbin Lace Collar
Size: 14″ neckline, 3″ deep.
Starting Price: 24.00 GBP Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Sep 21, 2014 15:09 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller pbur3053, Selkirk, United Kingdom
Comments: An English Beds collar with lots of raised tallies in the clothwork.  Typical leaf and flower pattern, with lots of well-done plaited work.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Nothing obvious in the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean, in fact very white.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles.

271584399263

http://tinyurl.com/oqxynqm Beautiful Frilly Antique Handmade Bedfordshire Bobbin Lace Collar Fichu
Size: 32″ neckline, 17.5″ deep at back
Starting Price: 44.00 GBP Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Sep 21, 2014 16:33 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller pbur3053, Selkirk, United Kingdom
Comments: An English Beds shawl collar in three parts, which you see a lot in this lace.  The inner collar is a roughly ‘C’ shaped Beds guipure (note the large ovals), with another border of plaited beds along the neckline. What is unusual about this one is that the outer edge is a tape-lace with a lower plaited mesh. That’s not familiar from Beds, but it’s hard to think they would go outside the local area for this addition.  Interesting.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: A few frayed threads, one seam coming loose.
Soilage: A few rust marks.
Finish:  Looks good considering it’s a made-up piece.

271584446380

http://tinyurl.com/lpu2dal Gorgeous Ivory Antique Burano Lace Collar Victorian Edwardian
Size: main piece 17″ x 17″, collar 3″ x 14″
Starting Price: $39.00
Auction ends: Sep 21, 2014 18:34:54 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller thebigwhitebarn, Camden, Maine, United States
Comments: A dress front and neckpiece of Burano needlelace.  There might have been some matching cuffs at one point.  Good symmetric design with decorative clothwork and some grid fillings. This deviates slightly from the typical pomegranate motifs, but still has a similar feeling.
Provenance:  From an estate sale.
Modifications:  No modifications, but neckpiece is reinforced with wire.
Damage: Occasional broken or frayed thread – very minor.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles.

321520116052

http://tinyurl.com/lwrok2s Lovely Square Antique Crochet Collar Victorian Edwardian
Size: 18″ wide, 12″ tall
Starting Price: $25.99
Auction ends: Sep 21, 2014 18:39:34 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller thebigwhitebarn, Camden, Maine, United States
Comments: This is an interesting mixed tape lace, not crochet. The woven braid is probably machine-made, and there are some simple needlelace fillings and brides.  It has an interestingly effective ‘punto in aria’ look to it.  Some of the leaf-shaped structures look like they were needle-made or at least finished with buttonhole stitches on the edges.  I don’t remember seeing anything like this before.  Looks like a 20th century product.
Provenance:  From an estate sale.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Seller cites one flaw that I can’t find – some closeup photos are fuzzy.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles.

321520118549

http://tinyurl.com/m7jnmp4 Fabulous Irish Crochet Large Round Collar 60″ long
Size: 60″ around, 5.5″ deep.
Starting Price: $39.99
Auction ends: Sep 21, 2014 18:46:41 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller thebigwhitebarn, Camden, Maine, United States
Comments: An Irish Crochet bertha  a form that doesn’t come up very often. Tight work, with some interesting ball-like raised elements in some flowers. Also some raised rings in flower centers.  The work is well executed and the design tightly packed with the traditional 3 and 4 headed pinwheel motifs.  Picots look like crocheted loops.
Provenance:  From an estate sale.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: One separation along the neckline, occasional frayed or broken thread.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  No obvious crease or wrinkles, but it isn’t laying very evenly in the photo. I don’t think that’s a problem.

221546932512

http://tinyurl.com/phqxy9c Antique Ivory Floral Bobbin Lace Shawl Capelet Scarf Victorian
Size: 65.5″ long, 14.5″ max depth
Starting Price: $39.99
Auction ends: Sep 21, 2014 18:49:49 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller thebigwhitebarn, Camden, Maine, United States
Comments: I think this is a Swiss Neuchâtel bobbinlace small shawl – it has a lot of the same design characteristics as that lace. A heavier, unrelieved cloth stitch in a dense, symmetric pattern, with lots of honeycomb fillings. Not a particularly elaborate design, but simply floral in nature. I have several examples in my own collection.  Not a lace that comes to the market very often, but it was made in larger pieces.
Provenance:  From an estate sale.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Some holes in the mesh at the ends of the piece, perhaps made in a fastening process.  Mesh is a bit irregular in places and I see a few pinholes, but nothing serious.
Soilage: Ivory color.
Finish:  No obvious creases, but a little wrinkled.

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Ebay Alerts! Twenty-two items – September 7, 2014

http://tinyurl.com/l3vfvv6 ANTIQUE VINTAGE SILK BLONDE CHANTILLY LACE FABRIC SKIRT 1800S STUNNING WEDDING
Size: 46″ x 70″
Starting Price: 225.00 GBP Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Sep 06, 2014 05:31:01 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller vickysilk, somerset, United Kingdom
Comments: I’ll review this one even though it sold almost as soon as it was posted. It is a very wide border of Blonde de Caen sewn into a circle and probably used as a skirt.  The photo has the piece doubled. Very typical large floral motifs with honeycomb filling. The technique is quite beautiful.  Probably dates around 1840.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Joined into a circle, hard to tell the original form. I’m guessing it has been cut down from a larger veil.
Damage: Pinholes in the mesh, and note the raw upper edge.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Lays beautifully.

201163829178 Buy-it-Now exercised.

http://tinyurl.com/n3yvb5x Antique Early Valenciennes ? handmade lace length,,, collector..study
Size: 1.5″ x 48.5″
Starting Price: 19.99 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 08, 2014 09:27:45 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A narrow border of mid 18th c round hole Valenciennes. The design is such that you can match the pattern in a mirror image along it’s length – this was occasionally done to get a wider piece. The design is quite flat, no fillings, just a solid line-drawing pattern.  Excellent even technique.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: One join, cut and hemmed both ends
Damage: A few small holes and pinholes in the mesh.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Lays reasonably flat.

291233639732   Sold for 53.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qcsbpoc Antique Mechlin ? Valencennes ? early handmade lace long length collector.study
Size: 1.75″ x 4 yards 12″
Starting Price: 29.99 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 08, 2014 09:49:47 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments: Another Valenciennes border, still quite a flat design and what looks like a round hole mesh. It has some simple decorative fillings. It does have a bit of a mechanical appearance and I had to stare at it quite some time to figure out what’s going on.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends.
Damage: Occasional small hole and some pinholes in the mesh.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: I think there might be some vertical fold lines, hard to tell since the photos don’t enlarge.

291233658963   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/qbj4h7m RARE ANTIQUE FRENCH GIRLS’ LACEMAKING IT “DENTELLES AUX FUSEAUX” BOBBINS PILLOW
Size: pillow – 7″ x 7.5″ x 3.25″, box 5″ x 10″ x 15″
Starting Price: $399.00
Auction ends: Sep 08, 2014 10:21:32 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller greatlace, Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Comments: These boxed kits do come up for sale occasionally. This one is used, but reasonably complete.  I doubt if the colored threads are original to the set.  It is by Cotterel, and the bobbins off to the side have replaceable conical spools of thread – I can’t lay my hands on the examples in my own collection just now, but I’m pretty sure the head of the bobbin comes off so you can replace the thread cone.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None, although I suspect some threads are not original to the piece.
Damage: It is used and has a little wear.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: N/A

221538472004   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/k5csabk ANCIEN DESSUS DE FAUTEUIL OU DE MEUBLE CROCHETE MAIN MOTIF DE ROSES
Size: each 30 to 60 cm x 148 cm
Starting Price: 38.50 EUR
Auction ends: Sep 08, 2014 14:20:37 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller spitfire44, chez moi, France
Comments: I thought these were interesting with the nicely done 3-d roses and leaves against the square mesh ground. Photos aren’t close enough to tell how the ground is made. They look like furnishing pieces, probably for a chair back. Although it’s hard to say exactly how they were used. They are curiosities, probably French.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: One serious hole in the mesh.
Soilage: Looks a little beige in color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

141390817241   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/kungdv5 vintage linen wedding bridal handkerchief hanky w/ handmade Brussels lace
Size: 12″ square
Starting Price: $5.99
Auction ends: Sep 08, 2014 14:20:37 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller princesskelvis, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, United States
Comments: A Duchesse de Bruges handkerchief with a conventional design, fairly narrow lace border. Un-picoted irregular brides. The border next to the cloth is nicely done. No raised work or needlelace accents.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Broken brides in several places.
Soilage: Looks clean
Finish: Obvious fold creases.

111454806461  Sold for $10.50, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pozgsl6 Antique Belgium Brussels Point de Gaze scarf collar jabot lappet 56″x6.6″
Size: 5 to 5.5″ x 56″
Starting Price: $249.00
Auction ends: Sep 09, 2014 10:11:38 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller ll-antiques, Montgomery Village, Maryland, United States
Comments: A narrow rectangular scarf of Point de Gaze, no raised work. Nicely done naturalistic floral design with interesting grids of decorative ‘mode’ fillings, especially near the ends.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: One small hole near the center.
Soilage: Even, ecru color. Might be a faint red stain across the piece most noticeable in the 4th photo. Or it might be a trick of the light.
Finish: Motifs are good but not perfectly crisp, perhaps a sign of a previous washing?

201162104522   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/l739tzj Belle dentelle ancienne Point de Lille XIXe pièce entière Très bel état
Size: 8 cm x 180 cm
Starting Price: 30.00 EUR
Auction ends: Sep 09, 2014 13:30:57 Paris
Offered by: Ebay seller gede34, Dans mes armoires, France métropolitaine
Comments: A delicate border of Lille, perhaps  Note there is no gimp around the motifs, in fact I commented on a similar piece in a ‘lace of the month’ post a while ago  http://tinyurl.com/af9umng (look at the bottom of the post). I have seen pieces like this attributed to French makers, so it is probably a Lille variation.  It also has some interesting fillings.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if it is cut.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean, although difficult to tell against the colored background.
Finish: Some light fold creases.

261582062279   Sold for 86.99 EUR, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lrcx8fn VINTAGE LACE FLORAL DESIGN HONITON LACE PANEL
Size: 3.5″ x 24.5″
Starting Price: 5.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 10, 2014 10:52:20 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller Oglenda1, Derby, United Kingdom
Comments: A Honiton lappet – can’t see one end, but it does repeat most of the pattern at the other end. Good floral work with large are of woven tally leadworks. Rather snails/slugs in feel, with a nicely done edge around the whole piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Unknown condition at one end.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites one small light rust mark.
Finish: No obvious folds or creases.

151401068219   Sold for 13.50 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ms6b27u Unused POINT DE GAZE Lace Collar, Narrow & Long, in Alexandrine Paris Box
Size: 2″ to 2.75″ x 27″
Starting Price: $51.00
Auction ends: Sep 10, 2014 12:43:49 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller curated_store, Dublin, Ohio, United States
Comments: A Duchesse de Bruxelles long collar. with raised petal roses. The Point de Gaze insert is very extensive, with the bobbinlace forming a narrow edging around the whole piece.
Provenance:  Comes with a box with the Alexandrine label.  Probably a Parisian retailer. Box might not be original.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: I see one pinhole in the mesh.
Soilage: Looks clean, perhaps unused.
Finish: Some light fold creasing.

111453114026   Sold for $54.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/og8gw46 RARE ANTIQUE FIEMISH NECK MECHLIN LACE COLLAR CIRCA EARLY 1800s
Size: 58″ outside, 8.5″ max depth.
Starting Price: $99.99
Auction ends: Sep 10, 2014 18:10:00 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller st_vlaad, Andover, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: This was spotted by a LaceNews reader, and neither of us could figure it out. It looks like a white cotton guipure, with heavy gimp overcast on around the centers of the motifs (not cut off very well). Probably a 20th c piece. The brides look plaited, and many just sewn into the motifs. There is a standup collar but I can’t tell how it is attached. Please comment if you have any ideas.
Provenance:  Estate sale.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A little worn with some frayed edges and loose brides.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Some light wrinkling.

201162933689   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/mvcysa2 ANTIQUE LACE- VALENCIENNE LACE 
Size: ~4.5″ x 70″
Starting Price: $45.00
Auction ends: Sep 11, 2014 09:56:19 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A 19th or early 20th c square mesh Valenciennes border. Quite a nice delicate design of swags above and flowers below separated by a trail. Heavy dots used as esprits.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: four joins, ends cut.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites a few age spots.
Finish: Some light wrinkling.

151403606250   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/le5x7fc Antique Irish Crochet Lace Collar and Cuffs
Size: 15″ neckline, 5″ deep, cuffs 3″ x 9.5″
Starting Price: $34.99
Auction ends: Sep 11, 2014 09:56:19 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller avivb, Raynham, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: An Irish Crochet collar and cuff set. The early ‘horseshoe’ motif is combined with a more modern Rose of Sharon pattern.  Overall it’s a nice matched set.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

311078033017   Sold for #34.99, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/ofchfnw VINTAGE MALTESE LACE SCARF/LAPPET
Size: 22 cm x 136 cm
Starting Price: 4.99 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 11, 2014 13:34:15 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller beyondthetower, SOMERSET, United Kingdom
Comments: An Maltese lappet scarf, very white.  Some nice guipure flower work at the along the length, and I like the complex ‘circular’ ground.  Typical border of Maltese crosses with some woven leaves.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: There is a seam at the halfway point, I don’t think it’s original to the piece.
Damage: A few holes along the edge.
Soilage: Looks clean
Finish: No obvious crease or wrinkles; heavy white silk is pretty forgiving in this regard.

261584321679  Sold for 36.00 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qeclf5d Handmade Antique Tambour Lace Wedding Veil Heirloom Bride Shawl, Stole
Size: ~20″ x 108″
Starting Price: $975.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Sep 12, 2014 02:00 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller marthyross, Manchester, United Kingdom
Comments: An elaborate rectangular shawl of embroidered machine net. The embroidery looks like Tambour with two different weights of thread, along with some needlerun fillings. Probably Belgian given this technique. Quite an elaborate design, an impressive looking piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: A few pinholes in the tulle.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Some light wrinkling.

360495967801  Unsold as of 9/12/14 7:41 PM MST.

http://tinyurl.com/py55ary ANTIQUE LACE- FINE 19THC.BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE HACE HANDKERCHIEF
Size: ~12.5″ square
Starting Price: $195.00
Auction ends: Sep 12, 2014 06:56:17 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A handkerchief border of Point de Gaze. No raised wrok, and no really elaborate decorative ‘mode’ fillings, although the work in the bands iunside the outer edge is interesting.  Good naturalistic design in a fairly dense pattern.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: No center cloth.
Damage: Seller cites a few tiny repairs. A few small holes and pinholes mainly along the bottom toward the right.
Soilage: Cream color.
Finish: Slight wrinkling.

390926397685   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/onk429o ANTIQUE VICTORIAN BLACK CHANTILLY LACE SHAWL
Size: 43″ x 85″
Starting Price: 35.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 12, 2014 09:33:45 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller amberfarleigh, Richmond, N. Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Comments: A triangular Chantilly shawl.  The photos are a bit vague, wish there were more closeups on a less patterned background. The fillings look more like the 6 pointed star typical of Spain rather than strict honeycomb.  The design is not particularly sophisticated, relying a lot on simple loops and holes.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: A few repairs, one split (racroc?), some pinholes, one small hole at one end.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: A little wrinkled, not bad.

191319033104   Sold for 36.00 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/m4pmapu Belle dentelle ancienne XIXe aiguille accident NoY
Size: 116 cm x 13 cm center depth.
Starting Price: 45.00 EUR
Auction ends: Sep 12, 2014 16:57:13 Paris
Offered by: Ebay seller twist-in-time, gede34, Dans mes armoires, France métropolitaine
Comments: An Brussels Duchesse collar with excellent, delicate bobbinwork and some elaborate decorative ‘mode’ fillings in the needlelace inserts. Note particularly the excellent raised bobbinlace work.  No raised needlelace in the Point de Gaze.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Part of one end missing.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seems to be a cream color, might be a little age staining.
Finish: Some fold creases, especially in the center.

261582203354   Sold for 45.00, EUR, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/pfx7kep Belle dentelle ancienne XIXe aiguille ? NoX
Size: 124 cm x 7.5 cm center depth.
Starting Price: 45.00 EUR
Auction ends: Sep 12, 2014 16:57:13 Paris
Offered by: Ebay seller twist-in-time, gede34, Dans mes armoires, France métropolitaine
Comments: An Brussels Duchesse collar – note hte Point de Gaze roses with raised petals at the very ends of the piece (no needle-made ground). The Duchesse is fairly conventional.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: A few separations and broken brides.
Finish: Some fold creases throughout.

261582219715   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/lvupjgs Antique Irish Crochet Cotton Vintage Lace Fall Cap Lappet Bonnet
Size: 9″ at center, 33″ long
Starting Price: $135.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Sep 12, 2014 22:34:39 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller twist-in-time,Keller, Texas, United States
Comments: An Irish Crochet fallcap; they don’t come up often, but are not unknown. This one has some light trefoil motifs decorated with heavy rings. The picots on the brides look like crocheted rings, but it’s a little hard to tell. An interesting piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

301302056133   Buy-it-Now exercised.

http://tinyurl.com/qdeve62 Antique Hand Made Rosaline Bobbin Lace Collar
Size: 28″ long, 2.5″ max width.
Starting Price: $29.00
Auction ends: Sep 13, 2014 14:54:27 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mike10_mike,West Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Comments: An long collar of Rosaline bobbinlace.  No raised ‘perls’, but there are some raised edges.  This is a fine delicate lace normally of excellent design and this piece is no exception.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: A few minor ‘disconnections’
Soilage: Ecru color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

351165287647   Sold for $32.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/k73ucr7 very pretty irish carickmacross bonnet veil 42x20inchs deep.
Size: 20″ x 42″
Starting Price: 15.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 14, 2014 06:56:05 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller reddolly123, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Comments: A bonnet veil of muslin applique on machine net. Hard to say if this is Carrickmacross – the designs aren’t very typical and there is a curious light picot edge instead of the regular loops.  There are some needlerun fillings.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Seller cites 3 or 4 small splits in the tulle, a few marks and pulls.
Soilage: Cream color.
Finish: Light wrinkling.

351163336432   Sold for 16.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

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No Ebay Alerts tomorrow

All my grand plans about catching up on past event notices in August are coming to nothing. If everyone else can take August as a vacation month, I guess I can too.  Actually I’m sitting in my little trailer in an RV park in Flagstaff, Arizona on my way to Las Vegas (work, not play). The internet connections are chancy, at best. So despite a number of interesting laces on Ebay this week, I’m skipping the ebay alerts tomorrow, and probably next Sunday.

I’ll be back full blast in September!

Laurie

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Ebay Alerts! Twenty-two items – August 18, 2014

http://tinyurl.com/odq4vzm Stunning Antique Honiton Hand Made Bobbin Lace Bertha Collar
Size: neckline 13″, back depth 7″, front depth 8.5″
Starting Price: 82.00 GBP
Auction ends: Aug 17, 2014 05:25:10 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller pbur3053, Selkirk, United Kingdom
Comments: A deep collar of Honiton with a needle-made mesh, “Point Honiton”. The design is rather on the snails/slugs side, a bit scattered but with an attempt at symmetry. Turkey tails around the outside edge, and some interesting floral work inside. I especially like the extensive woven tally leadwork grids.  Honiton with this type of ground was made well into the 20th century, so this is difficult to date, but I wouldn’t go too early on it.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Occasional loose thread.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

281409016217   Sold for 82.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/lvojkqt Beautiful Antique Handmade Brussels Guipure Bobbin Lace Bertha Collar
Size: neckline 35″, depth 6″
Starting Price: 78.00 GBP
Auction ends: Aug 17, 2014 06:05:04 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller pbur3053, Selkirk, United Kingdom
Comments: I think this is probably a Bruges bertha.  The double picoted brides, the use of gimp, and the little ‘islands’ in the brides are all characteristic of Bloemwerk.  Three is also some raised rolled veining, and the single woven tally used in flower centers. One of the filings used seems to be the Dieppe ground, and it is done quite extensively in this piece.  But the small flowers look a little different from what you usually see in Bloemwerk, so another origin is possible.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

281409039832   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/n9w4pdx  Collection 45 Samples Hanmade Bedfordshire Bobbin Lace
Size: some 24 cm long, most around 45 cm, others 60-74 cm
Starting Price: 42.00 GBP
Auction ends: Aug 17, 2014 06:15:03 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller pbur3053, Selkirk, United Kingdom
Comments: I’m not much for short samples, but this collection is really interesting. It appears to be a collection of short Beds sample borders, and one could speculate that they might have come from some kind of sample book.  Or maybe a lacemaker was just practicing technique with short lengths – we often see that, but more for the 1970’s and onward bobbinlace revival.  I don’t think professional lacemakers would have done this. None of them are particularly complex, but still it’s a very interesting set.
Provenance: None cited
Condition:
Modifications: All cut at the ends.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

281409045470  Sold for 46.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/p9kw2uk 19th C. Long English Honiton Bobbin lace Collar Cox Collection
Size: ~4″ x 32″ neckline
Starting Price: $45.00
Auction ends: Aug 17, 2014 07:00:26 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A narrow collar of Honiton Point lace, which is Honiton guipure with a needle-made ground.  Snails/slugs style, nicely organized with turkey tails along the outer border and a nice looped motive along the neckline. Some woven tally leadwork fillings, but not many.
Provenance: Ex. coll. Susan Cox of the English Lace School, Tiverton.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: “Clean ivory white”.
Finish: Some light creasing.

131261170654   Sold for $45.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/lrxjqfu ANTIQUE LACE- EARLY BOBBIN LACE W/BUTTERFLIES
Size: 1-3/4″ x 93.5″
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Aug 17, 2014 11:16:59 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A narrow mid 18th c Brussels bobbinlace with droschel ground. Note the picoted bride mesh surrounding some motifs.  Various snowflake-type fillings also used.  I’m not sure I can see the butterflies, mostly look like elaborate flowers to me.  Excellent fine work – finer than it looks, remember the narrow width.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Scattered small repairs and openings.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Light wrinkling – seller calls it ‘not ironed out in pictures’.

390907238566   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/okcy3lp ANTIQUE LACE- SUPERB BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE
Size: ~14″ x 15″ at bottom
Starting Price: $295.00
Auction ends: Aug 17, 2014 11:46:19 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: Hmmm.  I think this is Alençon, a fragment of a fairly wide border. Thje design is very much in the Brussels Point de Gaze style, but the toilé is much too dense, the the decorative ‘mode’ fillings very elaborate.  The petals of the roses are also not raised, just sculpted with the cordonnet. Also the picots on the lower border are not typical of Point de Gaze – they look like horsehair-made picots with the horsehair taken out. I wish there was an extreme closeup of the mesh which could settle the matter. I’m also thinking this might have been all there was made, and it’s not cut from a longer piece. That’s just a feeling from what I can see of the ‘cut’ ends.  It’s quite an extraordinary piece.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Undetermined.  But there is an engrelure added, which would argue for its having been cut down from a longer piece.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Light wrinkling, but reasonably flat.

390907254728   Sold for $595.50, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/p67x4bl Antique Maltese Lace Handmade Silk Blonde Panel Wide Flounce French Doll Dress
Size: 19″ neckline, 44″ outside, 7″ deep
Starting Price: $0.99
Auction ends: Aug 17, 2014 18:14:14 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller 4mimiandme, Brockport, New York, United States
Comments: This doesn’t look like Maltese, I think it might be a French product. The raised woven leaves on the clothstitch ovals are something you see more in the Cluny-type laces, and there is a little-documented type that was often made in silk.  It may not be the most impressive looking piece, but if you look at it closeup, the technique is quite nice.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean – natural ivory color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

131264415506   Sold for $31.76, 10 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lcxc9jy ANTIQUE LACE BEAUTIFUL POINT DE GAZE COLLAR LEAF PATTERN
Size: 20″ x 19″ laid flat, 4″ center depth
Starting Price: $49.99
Auction ends: Aug 17, 2014 18:54:51 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller kuchcollectiblesandvintagelinens,Ronkonkoma, New York, United States
Comments: A narrow pieced bobbinlace that does a lot with a few leaf and two flower designs. I especially like the detail and shading on the large leaves. Origin is uncertain – might be Bruges from the use of gimps, and simple irregular brides.  The technique is really quite nice.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Occasional rough spot on the neckline, one large hole where the brides have broken.
Soilage: Cream color.
Finish: A little wrinkled.

161391637795   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/nfufmr6 ANTIQUE LACE MILANESE LACE BOBBIN LACE FLOUNCE LARGE 21″ X 136″ 3,77 YD
Size: 21″ x 136″
Starting Price: $29.99
Auction ends: Aug 17, 2014 18:56:38 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller kuchcollectiblesandvintagelinens,Ronkonkoma, New York, United States
Comments: A wide border of what looks like Milanese.  It does have a characteristically early 5-pointed star plaited ground, irregularly placed between motifs. The motifs are well sculpted with some holes in the clothwork, and there are some interesting fillings. Is it an early piece? Open to debate – this type of lace was extensively copied in the 19th century in Italy, so I think it would need much closer examination to decide.  Although I am impressed with halfstitch and wholestitch shading, almost like what you see in early Valenciennes.  My feeling is to go pretty early on this piece.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Seller documents some holes and edge frays.
Soilage: Ivory color – overall age darkening and storage spots.
Finish: A few light creases that I can see.

361018792301   Sold for $303.00, 10 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mh5coyp ANTIQUE LINENS=FINE CANTU LACE PLACEMATS
Size: 12 mats, each ~12″ x 17″
Starting Price: $395.00
Auction ends: Aug 18, 2014 07:09:24 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: 12 Cantú placemats. Fairly elaborate design of typical scrolls with 4-5 petaled flower heads and hooks.  No real figural work except for some simple bows.  Note the mesh ground around the center medallion, photos not close enough to tell how it is made. I wonder if this was part of a larger set.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos – look unused.
Soilage: Seller cites a few light storage stains.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

390909169012   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/m8gzt67 Magnificent Mid to Late 19th Century Fine Brussels Antique Lace Collar~Mint…
Size: 24″ outside edge, 5″ deep
Starting Price: 45.00 GBP
Auction ends: Aug 18, 2014 02:03:22 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller happy-fella, East Sussex,, United Kingdom
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse square necked collar or dress front. One large Point de Gaze insert with raised petal roses center front, smaller inserts elsewhere. Some of these others have nothing but elaborate grids of decorative ‘mode’ fillings. Some good raised work in the bobbinlace, although not many different motifs are used.  I find the design a little odd with the big PdG center insert and then a more contrasting Duchesse on the sides – but it doesn’t look pieced together.
Provenance: Seller is listing a friend’s collection.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos – PdG mesh looks in good shape.
Soilage: A few localized brown spots, minor.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

201148263113   Sold for 62.00 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qha4lj9 ANTIQUE VINTAGE DUCHESSE BRUSSELS LACE 1800S HANDKERCHIEF STUNNING WEDDING
Size: 12″ square
Starting Price: 4.99 GBP
Auction ends: Aug 18, 2014 13:05:04 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller vickysilk, somerset, United Kingdom
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse handkerchief, no raised petals in the Point de Gaze insert roses. There are some diamond ‘windows’ in the needlelace petals, however, a sign of better quality work. Fairly conventional bobbinlace work.  Overall it has a nice look, but lots of condition issues.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Holes in the PdG mesh, one cut section, a few broken bobbinlace brides.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

201146533330   Sold for 51.00 GBP, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pxov8uk ANTIQUE LACE WIDE LENGTH OF UNUSED HANDMADE POINT DE PARIS BOBBIN LACE
Size: 4″ x 138″
Starting Price: $75.00
Auction ends: Aug 19, 2014 09:02:29 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller greatlace, Naples, New York, United States
Comments: A long border of Point de Paris. I’m guessing this is early 20th century. There is a tag saying “Made in France”. I’ve seen this before and am not entirely sure what to make of it, because we often associate this lace with Belgium.  Good scrolling rose design.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut one end, can’t see the other end.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Cream color.
Finish: Some vertical fold creases.

221521332935   Sold for $75.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/mjgcypb  Antique Brussels Point de Gaze Lace Capelet Hand Made Bobbin
Size: 16″ neckline, 70″ bottom edge.”
Starting Price: $138.98
Auction ends: Aug 19, 2014 18:22:41 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller cherubim_gates, Naples, New York, United States
Comments: A  deep collar or small cape of Brussels Duchesse. Raised petal roses in the Point de Gaze inserts, and the petals have diamond hole decorations.  The Duchesse is rather conventional, with some raised work on halfstitch background.  The piece is notable for the very large Point de Gaze inserts.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: One small hole in the PdG mesh, a few broken brides.
Soilage: Seller cites 3 or 4 minute faint areas of discoloration.
Finish: Somewhat wrinkled.

161392527265   161392527265a   Sold for $220.12, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kjppxrm  72″ Length of Exquisite Mid 19th Century Fine Brussels Antique Lace…
Size: 7″ x 72″
Starting Price: 10.00 GBP
Auction ends: Aug 20, 2014 04:44:16 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller happy-fella, East Sussex,, United Kingdom
Comments: A  border of Brussels Duchesse, no raised work in the Point de Gaze inserts. A little on the Bruges Bloemwerk side as far as the bobbinlace goes, no raised work, just a gimp.
Provenance: Seller is listing a friend’s collection.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends, engrelure added.
Damage: Some small holes and pinholes in the PdG mesh. Occasional broken bride.
Soilage: Hard to tell from the photos, but I think I see some areas of faint discoloration.
Finish: Some vertical fold lines, a little wrinkled.

201149451972   Sold for 122.00 GBP, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ppmanan  Antique Irish Crochet White Lace Collar Cuffs
Size: collar: 14″ neckline, 6″ deep.  cuffs: 3″ x 9″ each.
Starting Price: $49.99
Auction ends: Aug 20, 2014 17:09:56 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller septrose09, Woodland Park, Colorado, United States
Comments: A  deep collar and two matching cuffs of Irish Crochet. The pattern has interesting flowers, especially the one with the circle of rings – I’ve seen that before.  It’s a bit unusual to find a complete collar and cuff set, and this one is nicely worked with good tight stitches.  I do wish that the photographs would enlarge.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: A little separation along center neckline.
Soilage: Might be a cream color?
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331289500639   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/px3ucem  Fine Italian Needle Lace Mantle / Collar
Size: 18″ across laid flat. 17″ on eather side, 10.25″ center depth.
Starting Price: $350.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Aug 20, 2014 19:00:37 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller textiles2012, Hydes, Maryland, United States
Comments: A  dress front of Venise needlelace, and I think it’s Belgian from the style of the flower center fillings and other decorative ‘mode’ fillings. Plus the outside picots appear to be joined by a single thread, that’s a Belgian characteristic of some of the finer Point de Gaze pieces. The piece has quite a beautiful Art Nouveau design, and the technique is excellent.
Provenance: “From an important early 20thc. collection” no details given.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: One fold line down the center.

261561434980   Buy-it-Now exercised.

http://tinyurl.com/kzuh4sl  Most Exquisite Antique Brussels Lace /Linon Doilie ca. 1900s
Size: 13.5″ x 32″
Starting Price: $29.90
Auction ends: Aug 20, 2014 19:18:03 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller upkon13, Bad Wörishofen, Germany
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse table linen; I’ve never seen anything quite like this before. There are some wonderful needle-made grid fillings around the center cloth. The Duchesse is excellent, with a little raised work.  An interesting and unusual piece.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Some puckering in the center cloth -it doesn’t lay flat, so I’m wondering if it might be a replacement.  The lace is slightly creased in one place.

390909146017   Sold for $89.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/n32qtov  Extraordinary 19th C. Black Bedfordshire Bobbin lace Cape Collar COLLECTOR
Size: ~13″ deep center back
Starting Price: $95.00
Auction ends: Aug 20, 2014 20:14:35 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A small cape of black silk Le Puy guipure.  Le Puy is famous for the complexity of its grounds – t his piece has the standard 6 pointed picoted star ground, and a more complex ground around the lower scallops.   The star ground is given some orientation by some double brides. I especially like the little star-motifs hanging free in the circular inserts.
Black silk guipures are an under appreciated lace in my opinion.  It’s hard for collectors to come to love so much black.  But given a chance you can find a lot there.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: A few broken and frayed threads.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

141375981500   Sold for $147.50, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lyl6q5q  Fine Little Brussels Lace Applique on net Collar — mid 19th C. CW Fashion
Size: ~1.75″ deep, 14.5″ neckline.
Starting Price: $38.00
Auction ends: Aug 20, 2014 21:02:55 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A small, narrow collar of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine tulle. Very small pieces of application are unusual, and I wonder if this isn’t an adaptation from a larger piece. Note the folded over tulle along the collar neckline, so I wonder if the neckline edge is a later addition. The motifs don’t look cut off, but the ends don’t really properly terminate.  The motifs are small, delicate and very nicely done.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Maybe.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos. Tulle looks in good shape.
Soilage: Pearl white. Seller says it has been washed, but gives no details.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

141376007602   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/mpsy8tp  Antique Handmade Wedding Hanky Stunning
Size: 13.5″ square
Starting Price: $65.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Aug 22, 2014 08:22 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller kikiantiques, West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Comments: A Ñanduti handkerchief. The usual palm leaf border is extended with fanciful frills – I haven’t seen that before. The corner sol motifs have two different patterns, and spaces in between are filled with jojoba pattern. Beautiful technique, probably around the 1950’s.  The trimming of the cloth where attached to the lace is a little rough.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Some broken threads on the outer edge.
Soilage: I see a few tiny brown spots.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

351125702014   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/ozzr6zr  ANTIQUE STUNNING IRISH YOUGHAL NEEDLE LACE LARGE HANDKERCHIEF 17″ X 17″ VGC
Size: 17″ square
Starting Price: 5.50 GBP
Auction ends: Aug 23, 2014 06:08:26 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller collinsclarke, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Comments: A Youghal needlelace handkerchief. Not many fillings; this piece relies mostly on decorated clothwork.  It has a very beautiful flowing leaf and flowerhead design.  Beautiful symmetry and excellent technique.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Fold lines and some lighter creases.

191288075590   Sold for 457.00 GBP, 7 bidders.

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Workshop UK: Wire Bobbin Lace for Contemporary Lace Makers, Lauran Sundin – Sept 10-12, 2014 – Correction

The Waddesdon Manor (England) Wire Lace Class, Sept 10-11-12, 2014, (http://tinyurl.com/pefdx7w) was incorrectly listed as a continuing wire bobbin lace class. It is an intro class and although basic bobbin lace skills are necessary; no previous wire experience is required. For further information: http://www.lauransundin.com/classes-and-lectures/class-schedule/

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