http://tinyurl.com/c5f566w ANTIQUE BOBBIN LACE 18thC FLEMISH MECHLINE LACE PIECE 42″L
Size: 3.5″ x 42″
Starting Price: $19.99
Auction ends: Jul 27, 2012 15:53:37 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller wonderfulthings, Oneonta, New York, United States
Comments: An interesting mid 18th c Mechlin border with a variation of a snowflake ground. There’s another narrow Flemish border attached at the top. The condition is not good, but it’s such an unusual piece that I wouldn’t mind much.
http://tinyurl.com/cjvwwor WENDY LAWTON 16″ PORCELAIN/WOOD BOBBIN LACE DOLL
Size: 16″ tall
Starting Price: $455.00
Auction ends: Jul 28, 2012 12:50:56 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller canterra3, Surprise, AZ, United States
Comments: This is a very high quality doll, porcelain head and hands on a jointed wooden frame and a human hair wig. It was produced by Wendy Lawton in 1996, called “Bobbin Lace”, part of the “Fabric of America” collection (350 in the edition). Several years ago I asked Wendy how she came up with the inspiration for this doll, and she answered, “I have always loved the Lacis in Berkeley, CA. It was on a trip there that I first saw bobbin lace.”
She is not sitting in the proper chair that originally came with the doll. See the Lawton website at http://tinyurl.com/d9q5mx6 for more information.
http://tinyurl.com/bq27kkr Antique blonde silk Maltese lace long veil /scarf /lappet – hand worked lace
Size: 60″ long, 7″ max width at ends
Starting Price: 19.99 GBP
Auction ends: Jul 29, 2012 12:41:57 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller linen-cupboard, Crawcrook, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Comments: A Maltese lappet scarf that gets lots of points for excellent condition. I also like the unusual woven leaves in a rectangular grid used as a ground. Otherwise it’s a fairly standard design, no unusual guipure work, but overall a nice example.
http://tinyurl.com/c2vzdv6 Antique 1800s Maltese Lace Wedding Sash Veil 8 Feet Long BREATHTAKING Johnston
Size: 11″ x 98″
Starting Price: $425.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: 2 days 22 hours from Jul 26, 2012 8:34 MST
Offered by: Ebay seller gb-best, New Ringgold, Pennsylvania, United States
Comments: Another Maltese piece, this one quite a long scarf. It seems to be made up of three pieces sewn together longitudinally – a typical Maltese construction dictated by the width of the long, narrow pillow. Good dense design in very good condition – I don’t see any problems from the photos.
http://tinyurl.com/c9am3px 2 antique/vintage Honiton lace cuffs
Size: 3.6″ narrowing to 2″, width 6″. Not sure what that means.
Starting Price: 12.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jul 30, 2012 10:47:10 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A pair of Honiton cuffs. Snails/slugs period with a rather haphazard design, but the technique is quite well done. Tightly woven with nice crisp detail. Looks very white in the photos, maybe washed?
http://tinyurl.com/cl3s296 2 Antique Brussels Duchesse Bobbin Lace Lappet 19th Century Museum Exhibit 44″L
Size: 22-1/8″ half length, 4.5″ across widest part
Starting Price: $75.00
Auction ends: Jul 30, 2012 15:12:06 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller vapar23, Hayward, California, United States
Comments: This seller is offering several laces which were obtained at auction from a museum exhibit – if I read the listing right. Unfortunately they are all folded in half which makes it difficult to really examine them. I’ll just discuss this one, which appears to be a lappet scarf of Brussels Duchesse, with lots of small flowers almost recalling Rosaline. The technique is good, especially the veined leaves on halfstitch ground. I can’t really say much about the condition without seeing more of the piece.