Ebay Alerts! Thirteen items – May 12, 2011

http://tinyurl.com/3z7zvyc Antique Melville & Ziffer Mother of Pearl ox & Lace Fan
Size: 9.5″ long sticks, 18″ across
Starting price: 29.99 GBP
Auction ends: May 14, 2011 08:04:37 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller phoenixantiques-petworth, Petersfield, United Kingdom
Comments: Unusual to have information on both the maker (Melville & Ziffer) and retailer (J Duvelleroy) on a fan. There’s a Wikipedia article on fan maker Duvelleroy at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duvelleroy. They are still around today. M&Z were lace manufacturers with factories in France and Italy. What exactly the connection is with this rather plain Duchesse de Bruxelles lace is unclear.  Sticks have some condition issues, but lace appears to be intact.

   Sold for 155.00 GBP, 5 bidders

http://tinyurl.com/3z6ybyz ANTIQUE BRUSSELS BOBBIN LACE APPLIQUÉ BONNET VEIL c1880
Size: 15-3/4″ X 31-1/2″
Starting price: $145.00
Auction ends: May 14, 2011 12:06:21 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller klaraanna2006, Budapest, Hungary
Comments: Nice small bonnet veil of Brussels bobbinlace appliqued on machine net.  Note the work in all those little sprigs in the ground – a sign of a better piece. Needlelace fillings in the larger flowers and border areas. A very few tiny spots and breaks, nothing major. Flower petals have a slightly shrunken look, wonder if it was washed.

   Did not sell.
Relisted as #250823939041  Sold for $145.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/3wmjb3w STATUETTE dentellière DESVRES Géo Martel
Size: none given, but the one in my collection is 9-3/4″ tall. I don’t know if this is the same height.
Starting price: 1.00 EUR with reserve
Auction ends: May 15, 2011 01:18:03 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller aburtin, Cosnes et Romain, France
Comments: George Martel (d 1942)  had a factory  in Desvres, France, which operated from 1900-2003, in the later years under his son Jacques (at least I think he was his son).  A number of artists worked for Martel, and I don’t know how old this faience pottery (tin-glazed earthenware) lacemaker might be or who designed it.  Martel’s grandaughter, Rita Martel-Euzet has both a website http://geo-martel-desvres.pagesperso-orange.fr/ and several books out. You can find the lacemaker on her site, no doubt there is more detailed information in her books.
The glaze colors on this piece aren’t too inspiring – I’ve seen other examples with much bolder patterns. The work, while heavy, is quite good, with well detailed fingers and bobbins. The lacemaker is known for the delicate ribbons on her hat streaming down her back. And there’s that rather odd Le Puy-type pillow.

   Sold for 178.77 EUR, 4 bidders

http://tinyurl.com/3zxjy7m antique linens,hand made lace, handkerchief / Bridal
http://tinyurl.com/3su5eca HM Antque Vtg BRUGGE LACE Wedding Handkerchief Hanky
Size: Honiton: 13″-14″ square, Brugge: 13.5″ square
Starting price: Honiton: .99 GBP, Brugge: $24.99
Auction ends: Honiton: May 15, 2011 10:09:17 PDT
Brugge: May 15, 2011 18:14:12 PDT
Offered by: Honiton: Ebay seller reet131, sidcup, Kent, United Kingdom
Brugge: Ebay seller adtjmd, RED VELVET BENCH, United States
Comments: I thought these two piece would make a nice comparison. They are both pieced bobbinlaces with bride grounds; one a Honiton from England, the other a Brugge from Belgium. The Honiton has the meandering design sometimes called ‘snails and slugs’ – and I think this one has been photographed from the wrong side. The Brugge is a little more organized design, nicely worked motifs with some interesting raised work. Both appear to be in very good condition. They are very typical examples in a kind of mid-quality range.

  
Honiton sold for 21 GBP, 7 bidders
Brugge sold for $61.00, 6 bidders

http://tinyurl.com/3ejxxao ANTIQUE LACE INTERESTING H/M BOBBIN LACE FLEMISH/ BUCKS
Size: 2″ x 54″
Starting price: $35.00 for bid, $45.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: May 15, 2011 12:47:46 PDT
Offered by: Paivi Roberts, Ebay seller greatlace, Paris – Palm Beach, United States
Comments: Interesting point ground border.  Has some small areas of localized damage. Good question on the attribution of this one. I’m thinking Lille or maybe even Tønder. Just seems a little too dense for Bucks.

   Did not sell

http://tinyurl.com/3mqxbfp Fine collar of Irish Lace
Size: ~41 cm wide
Starting price: 9.99 GBP
Auction ends: May 15, 2011 13:11:38 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller earlybird44x, London NW1 9UB, London, United Kingdom
Comments: Very nice Irish crochet collar. Good tight motifs. Note the trefoil Clones knots in the ground, a sign of a better piece. Photos not close enough to say anything about possible raised work. Design is roughly, but not exactly symmetric. Condition appears very good, I can’t see any damage.

   Sold for 49.50 GBP, 4 bidders

http://tinyurl.com/3c5zp43 HM Antique Vtg BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE COLLAR
Size: ~14″ x 15.5″
Starting price: $24.99
Auction ends: May 15, 2011 18:06:24 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller adtjmd, RED VELVET BENCH, United States
Comments: Duchesse with needlelace inserts. Good raised work on the bobbinlace. The needlelace is a little sparse. I like the design of this piece, and condition looks basically good. Some age discoloration.

   Sold for $94.50, 6 bidders

http://tinyurl.com/3u28y4m SUPERB WIDE HM Antique BRUSSELS DUCHESSE LACE Flounce
Size: 9.5″ x 72″
Starting price: $71.00
Auction ends: May 15, 2011 18:12:57 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller adtjmd, RED VELVET BENCH, United States
Comments: Wide flounce of Belgian piece bobbinlace, more on the Bruges side than Duchesse.  No needlelace point de gaze inserts. Looks to be a cream color with some localized brown spots. Lace looks in very good condition.

   Sold for $230.25, 10 bidders

http://tinyurl.com/3kd97qo Antique Tea cosy in Maltese Gozo handmade linen lace
http://tinyurl.com/4yqv6x2 Antique Maltese handmade linen lace Tea Cosy
Size: 8″ x 13″, 10″ x 13.5″
Starting price: 9.99 GBP, 14.99 GBP
Auction ends: May 16, 2011 09:39:12 PDT
May 17, 2011 06:00:38 PDT
Offered by:  both by Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments: We seem to be having a run on handmade lace tea cosies this week. The first example is made of linen, and might not be Maltese. Russian might be another option. I like the design – has an early French Empire feel. The second really is Maltese, and you sometimes see these odd shapes coming out of Malta/Gozo. It has a good design with interesting grounds.  Condition on both looks very good.
One respected collector I was talking with the other day notes that all the holes in the lace defeats the purpose of a cosy (thanks Nancy!). But I’m American and don’t do tea much, so what do I know?

  
Left: sold for 10.50 GBP, 2 bidders
Right: sold for 17.25 GPB, 2 bidders

http://tinyurl.com/3ftr9yz ANTIQUE 18thC handmade wide MECHLIN BOBBIN LACE TRIM
Size: 3 lengths, all 4-1/2″ to 4-3/4″ wide, 44″, 33″, 29″ long
Starting price: $49.99
Auction ends: May 16, 2011 17:30:30 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller twist-in-time, Philadelphia / DFW, United States
Comments: Three lengths of the same Mechlin pattern.  Early 19th century, small flower border with regular sprig ground. Looks soft and delicate. Unfortunately divided in 3 pieces. Overall good condition, few spots, some damage at cut ends.

   Sold for $52.55, 2 bidders

http://tinyurl.com/6f8er6q ANTIQUE BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE TRAY CLOTH 11 X 17
Size: 11″ x 17″
Starting price: $44.00
Auction ends: May 16, 2011 17:36:04 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller twist-in-time, Philadelphia / DFW, United States
Comments: I once saw a set of twelve matching point de gaze mats like this.  Hard to think how  you would use them.  Work on this is tight, fillings quite simple. Looks in very good condition.

   Sold for $228.51, 7 bidders

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2 Responses to Ebay Alerts! Thirteen items – May 12, 2011

  1. Pingback: Ebay Alerts! Thirteen items – May 12, 2011 | LaceNews | E-Commerce Center

  2. Nancy A. Neff says:

    I think you are right on target with the suggestion that the “Flemish/Bucks?” could be Tonder. The loops made by pins inside the open areas are distinctive of Tonder in my experience. Also the denseness is more Tonder than either Lille or Bucks I think. IMHO.

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