Ebay Alerts! Ten items – February 9, 2012

http://tinyurl.com/7zq8575 ANTIQUE IRISH CROCHET LACE COLLAR LARGE BEAUTIFUL DOLL
Size: 14″ across, 19.5″ long
Starting Price: $24.99
Auction ends: Feb 11, 2012 15:09:05 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller bigjane3835, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Comments: I put this up because of the technique – big chunky raised work motifs in the outer edge with large Clones knots. Doesn’t go too well with the Rose of Sharon cloth in the actual dress front, but I’m always interested in how Irish Crochet is used as a textile.  It’s hard to spot serious damage, but he piece is a bit worn.

   $27.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/7p2p7cu Antique Point de Gaze Lace Brussels Belgium Bridal Fan Leaf or Collar Monogram M
Size: lace 5″ deep, 14.5″ inner curve, 30″ outer curve
Starting Price: $49.00
Auction ends: Feb 12, 2012 07:03:16 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller mellow44, Tiverton, RI, United States
Comments: A flat Point de Gaze fan leaf with the monogram M.Note the intermittent looped picots around the edge – sign of a particular manufacturer, but I don’t know who. The design is well suited for a fan, you don’t want it to be too heavy.  Excellent work, with minimal but effective use of fillings. A lot of unfortunate small holes in the net. Lace also appears to be a bit stained, although some photos show up very white.

   $244.72, 10 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/8yqh9zt ANTIQUE LACE-BOBBIN LACE COLLAR
Starting Price: $19.99
Auction ends: Feb 12, 2012 07:06:59 PST
Offered by: Maria Niforos, Ebay seller mithya, London-New York, United States
Comments: For lack of any other reason I’ll call this one Beds although it doesn’t have a latticework looped edge.  Might also be French, Miracourt region.  Note the elaborate tally ground, and the long, narrow woven leaves used as fillings. Probably leaning more toward France on this one.  There are several breaks in the ground,and something going on at the ends near the neckline.

   $19.99, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/7nzbrnv ANTIQUE LACE-CHILDS LACE COLLAR
Size: not given
Starting Price: $19.99
Auction ends: Feb 12, 2012 07:09:51 PST
Offered by: Maria Niforos, Ebay seller mithya, London-New York, United States
Comments: A small point ground collar which might be Beds, or Lille. The thread does seem a bit heavy and it shows in the ground. I’ve been staring at this a long time; it has a slight machine feel, but I think it’s OK. Condition looks quite good, maybe a little frayed at the ends.

   $19.99, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/7e9vw3c ANTIQUE LACE-MECHLIN LACE BONNET VEIL
Size: 10″ x 30″
Starting Price: $85.00
Auction ends: Feb 12, 2012 07:20:51 PST
Offered by: Maria Niforos, Ebay seller mithya, London-New York, United States
Comments: It does seem to be Mechlin, although I wish there was a real fine closeup of the ground. You see this same kind of design in Lille, and pieces can get very big. It is made in strips joined together like Droschel ground. The strips are a bit hard to spot because of the unevenness of the thread. Might be linen. A few holes in the ground, but still in good conditoin for something this large and rare. Dates earlier than ~1840.

   $220.50, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/8xo98qy ANTIQUE LACE- BRUSSELS LACE HANDKERCHIEF EDGE
Size: not given
Starting Price: $45.00
Auction ends: Feb 12, 2012 07:32:02 PST
Offered by: Maria Niforos, Ebay seller mithya, London-New York, United States
Comments: Unmounted, but a good Brussels bobbinlace application on machine net. Good, fine work on the motifs, and condition issues are minor.

   $45.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/6s8b6nq ANTIQUE LACE-BRUSSELS LACE FLOUNCE 185″ by 12″
Size: 12″ x 185″
Starting Price: $595.00
Auction ends: Feb 12, 2012 07:44:37 PST
Offered by: Maria Niforos, Ebay seller mithya, London-New York, United States
Comments: A long, wide crinoline flounce of Brussels application on machine net with an impressive design. Motifs are bobbin-made, I don’t see any needlelace work. Note the small esprits in the upper ground, another sign of quality. Some small holes in the net and repairs mainly toward the top.  Hard to say how extensive this is since the photos don’t cover the whole thing. This piece was also reviewed in the Dec 29, 2012 Ebay Alerts.

   $635.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/7ac9qpj ANTIQUE LACE- FINE VALENCIENNE LACE
Size: 1.5″ x 24″
Starting Price: $55.00
Auction ends: Feb 12, 2012 08:33:32 PST
Offered by: Maria Niforos, Ebay seller mithya, London-New York, United States
Comments: A narrow mid 18th c Valenciennes with great line-drawing effects. Looks like the later round-hole ground.  A little frayed especially along the header edge, but overall good condition. One of my favorite laces.

   $55.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/7extm22 ANTIQUE LACE-C.19THC.BURANO LACE SHAWL
Size: ~18.5″ X 106″
Starting Price: $295.00
Auction ends: Feb 12, 2012 10:27:02 PST
Offered by: Maria Niforos, Ebay seller mithya, London-New York, United States
Comments: This rectangular shawl is large and good, but unfortunately with some damage to the ground.  Hard to repair since the ground was made in one piece over an extensive area. It does go to show the ambitious scale of some of these laces.  The design is a bit conventional, but well made.

   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/7cl2ssa ANTIQUE LACE-CIRCA 1600′s, FLEMISH LACE
Size: ~1″ x 32″
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Feb 12, 2012 11:13:13 PST
Offered by: Maria Niforos, Ebay seller mithya, London-New York, United States
Comments: There was quite an argument going on the Jan 27, 2012 Ebay Alerts over #140686771106.  I still think it’s Italian.  But this one is the real thing, early 1600′s Flemish lace. It is quite narrow and densely worked. Thins kind of lace doing in points sometimes goes by the name ‘Van Dyke’ lace.  It is a reasonable length for this period, and the condition looks very good.

   $195.00, 2 bidders.

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