Lace Event Spain: VI Encuentro de Bolillos, Fuenlabrada – June 28, 2014

VI Encuentro de Bolillos, Fuenlabrada (El Cerrato, Palencia, Castile and León)
La Asociación de Vecinos Las Provincia
Ayuntamiento de Fuenlabrada
Date: Saturday, June 28, 2014
Time: 10:00 to 14:00
Place: C.E.I.P. El Trigal
Website:  http://tinyurl.com/lu3p4fg
Information: Ayuntamiento http://tinyurl.com/q8lztpj, eltrigaldefuenla@yahoo.es

This is part of the XVII Semana Intercultural in Fuenlabrada, which runs from June 27-29, 2014.  I think this is sponsored by the local Public College.

Fuenlabrada   Fuenlabrada map

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Lace Event Spain: Trobada de Puntaires, Parets del Vallès – June 28, 2014

Trobada de Puntaires, Parets del Vallès (Vallès Oriental, Barcelona, Catalonia)
Organizers:
Casals Municipals de Gent Gran
Ajuntament de Parets de Vallès
Date: Saturday, June 28, 2014
Time: 10:00 to 12:00
Place: Parc de la Llinera
Websites:  http://tinyurl.com/mnlogeq
Information: Ajuntament  93 573 88 88

Parets de Valles map

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Lace Event Spain: XI Encuentro de Bolilleras Ventas de Baños – June 28, 2014

XI Encuentro de Bolilleras Ventas de Baños (El Cerrato, Palencia, Castile and León)
Organizers:
la Asociación de Bolilleras “Rosa de Lima”
la Concejalía de Desarrollo Social del Ayuntamiento Ventas de Baños
Date: Saturday, June 28, 2014
Time: 17:00 to 20:00
Place: Plaza del Ayuntamiento  (in case of rane transfer to Frontón Municipal)
Exhibition in the Centro Juvenil
Websites:  http://tinyurl.com/mg4krcd
Information and Registration: 979 77 09 48 / 663 83 57 03 pijventadebanos@hotmail.com

Ventas de banos   Ventas de banos map

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Lace Event UK: Wolverhampton Lacemakers Lace Day – June 28, 2014

Wolverhampton Lacemakers Lace Day
Date:
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Place: Baptist Church
Winchester Road, Fordhouses, Wolverhampton WV10 6EJ
Time:
10:00 AM to 4.00 PM

Talk/Workshop: Mary Coleman, “Designs and My Lace with some Paperplay”

Tickets: £4.00 visitors, £3.00 members, £2.00 shoppers
Contact: Jenny Roberts, 01922 473234 or jroberts33@sky.com
or Sue Kalra, 01902 843195 or suekalra@btinternet.com

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Interview: Julia Evseeva, Director of the Museum of Lace, Vologda, Russia

With the 2nd International Lace Festival “Vita Lace” starting on June 26th, LaceNews is most honored to talk with the Vologda Museum of Lace director, Julia Evseeva.

LaceNews:  Thank you so much for the opportunity to talk, and congratulations on the 2nd Vologda Lace Festival! Do you have a plan to hold future events at regular intervals? It has been three years since the First Festival.  How many people attended the first Festival, and how many do you expect this year?
Julia: Our lace festival is to be held once in three years. Surely, we understand, it is rather big interval. Now we are thinking to organize it every two years. This year on 26-28th June there will be the II International Lace Festival. The first one was in June, 2011. It was a joint festival devoted to lace and flax as well. There were about 500 registered participants of the first event and about 1000 guests additionally. This year the situation is almost the same. But mostly guests from more regions of Russia are expected.

LaceNews: Please, tell us something about the Vologda Museum of Lace.  How was this concept developed?  Is it the success you hoped it would be?
Julia: The Vologda Museum of Lace was opened in 2010. It is one of the newest museums in Russia. It took about 4.5 years to restore the building of the future museum and create the exposition and everything inside. Our museum is devoted to the most famous handicraft of the Vologda region – art of lace-making. Among all Russian lace-making centers Vologda is notable for its large-scale lace items and bright artistic images. Vologda lace became a symbol of all Russian lace long ago. The Museum of Lace is situated in the historical centre of Vologda nearby the Vologda Kremlin. It occupies two-storeyed building constructed in the first half of the XIXth century. The main attraction of the museum is its central exposition consisted of eight big halls and gala gallery. There the best lace items are shown: elegant clothes, delicate covers, curtains, tablecloths. They look like real lace pictures with various plots and characters. In the museum one can see the biggest lace snowflake in the world 3 m in diameter or fairy-tale birds of human height. There are also unique lace items with soviet symbols and  such  images like tractors, airplanes and parachutes created in lace that tell about time of fast development of industries.

LaceNews: Does the museum concentrate on lace only from Vologda, or do you have exhibitions from other lacemaking areas in Russia? How about lace from other countries?
Julia: The Museum of Lace organizes new exhibitions additionally every three months. And coming to the museum you can get acquainted not only with Vologda lace but also with some European lace handicraft – there were French, Italian and Croatian lace exhibitions and lace from Denmark and Finland is in turn! The Museum offers various excursions for children and adults and with demonstration how to make lace as well! The lace-maker can show and explain to visitors how the Vologda lace is born and you also can try to do it and feel like a lace-maker.  Our museum souvenir-shop and a lace café are also available for the visitors. They are designed in a modern style like the whole museum and have the same unique atmosphere of touching to beauty and fashion. And yes, the Vologda museum is one of the biggest among the lace galleries in the world. You won’t find anything alike in Russian capital cities – Moscow or St. Petersburg.

LaceNews: Can you please tell us something about yourself as the museum director?
Julia: I am the head of the museum from the very beginning. I worked on its project together with other museum workers (this work was started in 2006). I am not a lace-maker but I love lace with all my heart. Lace-making is some kind of a miracle for me and may be that is why I do not start learning how to weave lace myself. But I am going to be a lace-making student, I do not loose hope!

LaceNews: We know that lacemaking in Russia is very important,  however we do not know much about the activities themselves. Of course the Snezhinka factory is famous, but are there organizations for the amateur lacemaker? Are there ‘lace days’ like those held in Europe where lacemakers demonstrate to the public?  Are there well known blogs or discussion groups on the internet for lacemakers?
Julia: There are organizations of amateur lace-makers in Russia, mostly these are associations. But this movement when lace-makers are united some how still does not develop in Russia. The Museum of Lace in Vologda is doing this work as well – we try to organize our lace-makers in the Vologda Region.

LaceNews: What do you see in the future for Russian lace?
Julia: In Russia there are some firms and workshops that produced lace made by hand. They work with difficulty from time to time. It depends on the regions. They will be able to work and develop in the future if they have support from the government as most of them have now. It is a big question but as for me I do not want handmade lace can be seen  in the museums only. It should be alive!

LaceNews:  Thank you again for the opportunity to talk, and the entire lacemaking community wishes you great success with the festival!
Julia:  Thank you for your questions!

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Exhibition: Sophie Ploeg, “The Lace Trail”, National Portrait Gallery, London – June 26 to September 21, 2014

Sophie Ploeg, “The Lace Trail”, National Portrait Gallery, London
Travelling through the fabric of time: Modern Reimaginings of Lace in Jacobean Portraiture at BP Portrait Award 2014 exhibition
Dates: June 26 to September 21, 2014
Hours: Daily 10:00 to 18:00
Thursdays and Fridays until 21:00
Place: The National Portrait Gallery
St Martin’s Place, London WC2H 0HE
map
Admission:  Free admission
Catalog:  The BP Portrait Award 2014 catalog is available for £8.99 http://tinyurl.com/mlo5ua2.  Sophie’s book about her work for this exhibition is also available at the National Portrait Gallery shop and via her website. Cost £30 for a paperback and £40 for a hardback
Websites: http://www.sophieploeg.com/exhibitions.html
http://tinyurl.com/mtuzjcg  http://www.sophieploeg.blogspot.com/
National Portrait Gallery Press Release:  http://tinyurl.com/q2fkhao

Dutch artist Sophie Ploeg, who is based in Bristol, won the BP Travel Award from the National Portrait Gallery in 2013 for her proposal to explore how lace is represented in 17th century art and modern applications.  The results of her work will be on display at the Gallery opening on June 26th.
The exhibition will subsequently travel to the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens (Oct 4-Nov 16, 2014) and The Scottish National Portrait Gallery(Nov 28, 2014 – Apr 12, 2015).
Her work is amazing (especially look at her blog), and LaceNews is working on an interview with Sophie which will be posted shortly.

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Ebay Alerts! Twenty-six items – June 22, 2014

http://tinyurl.com/oc4uvhs 64 ins antique/vintage 18th century bobbin lace border
Size: 1.9″ x 64″
Starting Price: 35.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jun 22, 2014 11:12:16 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A narrow border of 18th c Mechlin, Louis XV design, so middle of the century. The photos aren’t close enough to tell exactly what the ground is, but it might be a tight cinq trou variation.  Note the more open areas around some of the floral work, unusual for this lace.  It still has the gimp surrounding the motifs with area  bit plain and blocky, with a few fillings. But overall quite a nice design I find it very effective.  An unusual piece, Mechlin experimented with many ground early on.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends, engrelure attached.
Damage: slight wear, nothing serious.
Soilage:  Pale ivory color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231259915323   Sold for 99.00 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/k9xspr5 Mid 18th C. MECHLIN BOBBIN LACE Long Border
Size: ~2.25″ (no engrelure) x 1 yard 11″
Starting Price: $135.00
Auction ends: Jun 22, 2014 11:43:00 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: Another Mechlin border, later than the one above, but transitioning to the Louis XVI style.  You see lappets or even cap backs made of this type of lace where a single length has been doubled back to match the design as the seller illustrates. I agree with the seller’s date, 1760-1770.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends, very white engrelure attached.
Damage: A few small holes in the mesh.
Soilage:  Slight golden cast, seller suggests it might have been dyed.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

131217027321   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/kctdo79 PRETTY ANTIQUE LACE & CUT MUSLIN WORK COLLAR or HANDKERCHIEF TRIM – IRISH?
Size: ~33″ inside edge, 3.25″ wide
Starting Price: 4.99 GBP
Auction ends: Jun 22, 2014 13:57:09 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller whirlycat, west country, United Kingdom
Comments: A Carrickmacross guipure handkerchief edge. The work is quite elaborate,  crisply done with well defined picots on the brides and the typical looped picots on the outer edge.  Note the needle-made fillings. Really good Carrickmacross guipure like this doesn’t come along often, although the piece has seen better days.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Central cloth removed, may have been adapted to a collar, seller cites hooks and eyes present..
Damage: Frayed inside edge.
Soilage:  Seller cites slight staining, some damage at one corner.
Finish: Wrinkled, won’t lie flat. May have been washed at some point.

271520804030    Sold for 46.50 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kljv5zx Md 18th C. ENGLISH BOBBIN LACE BORDER Devon or Honiton
Size: 2.5″ x 1 yard 19″
Starting Price: $65.00
Auction ends: Jun 22, 2014 14:42:03 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A border of Bobbinlace with droschel ground, around 1760.  There are no hard and fast guidelines to distinguish Belgian and English work of this period, but pieces are usually attributed to Devon based on general style which a more naive design. And the English pieces seem to have larger areas of fillings. Note in this piece some technical errors, like the lack of consistent use of raised edges in the motifs. I’d say it is likely a Devo piece, fairly typical work.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Ends cut, engrelure added.
Damage: A few pinholes in the mesh and occasional broken bride filling.
Soilage:  Seller says it has been freshly washed and clean, but gives no details.
Finish: A little wrinkled.

141320576854   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/lvxnsfs Very old FLEMISH BOBBIN LACE DEEP FLOUNCE YARDAGE Collector study piece
Size: 15″ x 3 yards 10″
Starting Price: $325.00
Auction ends: Jun 22, 2014 18:01:21 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A deep border of what is generally referred to as Brussels bobbinlace with bride ground. Early 18th c, around 1730-40. Large pieces like this were generally used to decorate furniture. The design is a bit haphazard, but if you look carefully you can see a repeat in the pattern.  The design is much more sophisticated than the Brabant style, and represents an important development in Flemish lace. This is an interesting and important piece, although the condition is a bit rough.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: One end seems cut, can’t see the other end, engrelure added.
Damage: Extensive holes and repairs, but the damage sees fairly well localized. Large areas are OK.
Soilage:  Seller says it has been freshly washed and ‘generally clean’, but gives no details and that makes me nervous.
Finish: No obvious creases, but it is a bit wrinkled.

131217275624   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/md8jwnt ANTIQUE LINENS-FINE CANTU LACE TABLECLOTH W/BIRDS
Size: not given
Starting Price: $95.00
Auction ends: Jun 23, 2014 09:06:38 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A typical Cantu bobbinlace round table cover with a deep lace edge. Photo shows one bird next to the center cloth, I don’t know if there are others. Excellent work, standard flower head and hook pattern.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Non
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage:  Looks clean
Finish: I do see fold lines in the center cloth.

390867271778   Sold for $204.20, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/p4mwhht ANTIQUE LACE-EXQUISITE BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE COLLAR
Size: 66″ x 6.75″
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Jun 23, 2014 09:12:12 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A Point de Gaze bertha with double layered raised petal roses. This piece is especially notable for the extensive decorative ‘mode’ fillings, many of which are in grid form. The design is fairly standard, but with a lot of extra technical details.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos. Mesh looks in good shape
Soilage:  Looks clean
Finish: A little wrinkled, and the motif lines aren’t quite as crisp as I would like. Might be an indication of a past washing, however the piece doesn’t look much used.

151331320410   $371.75, 8 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/m8xahbe ANTIQUE LACE-CIRCA 1860’s,BRUSSELS LACE COLLAR W/POINT DE GAZE
Size: ~40″ x 7″
Starting Price: $245.00
Auction ends: Jun 23, 2014 09:33:07 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A bertha of Brussels Duchesse, carrying the idea to an extreme. The Point de Gaze insert extends in a deep band all along the neckline, with raised petal roses. Only simple fillings, no decorative ‘modes’ except in the rose centers. The Duchesse bobbinlace has conventional motifs along the outer edge.  Interesting concept – I haven’t seen this before.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: A few pinholes in the point de gaze mesh.
Soilage:  Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

390867305275   Sold for $245.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/os4c239 52ins antique/vintage fine Brussels bobbin applique lace border
Size: 3.5″ x 52″
Starting Price: 20.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jun 23, 2014 11:11:39 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A bobbinlace applique and it does look like a droschel ground, although I wish there were some closeups to tell for certain. A lot of the design has the thin line structure associated with the early 19th c.  Not much in the way of fillings, but it doesn’t really need them.  Interesting piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends. Remnants of some tulle attached at top.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage:  Ivory color
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331235704633   Sold for 22.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nxftkha ANTIQUE IRISH CROCHET LACE COLLAR
Size: 11″ across shoulders, 15″ neckline, 11″ front from bottom of neck.
Starting Price: $49.00
Auction ends: Jun 23, 2014 11:55:34 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller avivb, Raynham, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: An Irish Crochet frontpiece with attached high collar. The motifs are fairly large, and note the elaborate raised work on the thistles. The roses also have multiple raised petals. All worked quite tightly, and the ground resembles some early patterns. Crocheted loops in the picots.  All tightly worked.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage:  Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

310987641409   Sold for $120.50, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lehsjjs ANTIQUE LACE- CIRCA 19THC.FINE BRUSSELS LACE LAPPET
Size: not given on Ebay but on her Stella site it says ~6″ x 63″
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Jun 23, 2014 13:28:05 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A narrow scarf of later 19th c or perhaps 20thc Point d’Angleterre, meaning bobbin-made motifs with a Point de Gaze needlelace ground. Note the elaborate ‘sunburst’ fillings at the ends.  Interesting design, definitely breaking out of the typical 2nd Empire mode – more Art Nouveau.
Provenance:  Museum deaccession.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Seller cites some very minor tiny repairs.
Soilage:  Looks clean
Finish: Doesn’t lay perfectly flat, but no obvious wrinkles or creases.

151331520318  $105.30, 3 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/or9hkvz 17th C. MILANESE BOBBIN LACE as 19th C. Berthe COLLECTOR STUDY PIECE
Size: neckline ~ 1 yard, 8-9″ deep
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Jun 23, 2014 14:57:38 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: The design of this piece is early 18th c, although it could have been made later.  It appears to be reworked from a larger piece, and new brides have been put in to fit. Interesting clothwork with the large holes, along with some varied fillings stitches.  This was Flanders’ response to contemporary Milanese laces.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Extensively reworked from the original piece.
Damage: Frayed neck edge.
Soilage:  Seller says it is freshly washed and clean, but provides no details on the process.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

131217904131   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/py9bvod 66 ins antique/vintage Honitin lace border – roses and leaves.
http://tinyurl.com/oz3gvz4 52 ins antique/vintage Honiton lace narrow border – roses and leaves
Size: 6.2″ x 67″, 3.75″ x 52″
Starting Price: 20.00 GBP on both
Auction ends: Jun 25, 2014 10:25:13 PDT
Jun 27, 2014 10:59:47 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: I’ll put these two together since they are rather similar. A moderately wide and a narrow border of Honiton guipure, well out of the snails/slugs style. It’s basically a rose and pinnate leaf motif with some different flowers along the border. Usually three picots on each plaited bride. Small, well-done motifs with a nicely organized scattered structure and a well-defined repeat in both. Woven tally leadwork fillings.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: wider border – One end looks finished, the other cut. Engrelure added.
narrower border – Can’t really tell the condition of the ends although one might be finished.
Damage: wider border – Seller cites several small repairs, and an area of damage to the top edge (quite small, mainly the engrelure).
narrower border – several broken brides, damage to edge, some damage in on set of filling stitches.
Soilage:  One red mark on the wider border.  Pale ivory color on the second one.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles on either.

231262355054   231263929470
Sold for 41.09 GBP, 5 bidders.   Sold for 59.27 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/q2qgurj LACE RUNNER OR LAPPETS, BOWL OF FLOWERS DESIGN
Size: 5″ x 50″
Starting Price: $19.99
Auction ends: Jun 25, 2014 15:59:27 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller madhouserags, Concord, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: I’m stumped on this one, and have been looking through books on point ground bobbinlaces. My best guess is some kind of Lille lace, although the ‘fond chant’ filling is still puzzling.  The design is a kind of ‘pottenkant’, but with widely space motifs in a pattern that is less sophisticated than usually found.  Not enough closeups on the additional edging to tell what that is, perhaps a Mechlin.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut, folded and secured on the ends. A different lace added along one long border.
Damage: Seller cites 7-8 tiny holes in the mesh.
Soilage:  I hope it’s not as yellow as it looks in the photo.
Finish: No obvious folds or creases.

111385450832   Sold for $57.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kf5ucdj ANTIQUE HM 19THC FINE VALENCIENNES LACE FLOUNCE/ BEAUTIFUL DESIGN/ UNUSED
Size: 2.75″ x 118-119″
Starting Price: $350.00
Auction ends: Jun 25, 2014 16:26:27 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller snakey03rr, Bourbon, Missouri, United States
Comments: A fine border of Valenciennes, square mesh ground. A fairly elaborate design, rightly worked.  This is a lace widely used for bordering bed linens, Edwardian white gowns and nightgowns.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: One join 14″ from one end.  Cut both ends.
Damage:
Soilage:  I hope it’s not as yellow as it looks in the photo. Seller cites a few age-related stains.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

181441666243   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/lcxbkjv ANTIQUE 18THC INTRESWTING BRUSSELS BOBBIN LACE FLOUNCE W/ BIRDS/ PAT EARNSHAW
Size: 3″ x 66-67″
Starting Price: $675.00
Auction ends: Jun 25, 2014 16:26:27 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller snakey03rr, Bourbon, Missouri, United States
Comments: A fine border of Brussels bobbinlace with droschel ground, mid 18th c. Figures in this of lace are fairly rare, although here the birds are a bit rough in outline and fillings are good, but not too varied.  The thread in this piece looks quite fine, with excellent technique and interesting design.
Provenance:  Ex. coll. Pat Earnshaw
Condition:
Modifications: One end looks secured, the other cut.
Damage:   Some pinholes in the ground.
Soilage:  Seller cites a creamy white color with light localized age marks
Finish: A few vertical fold creases. It does appear to lay flat.

181441678819  No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/pl2qww8 ANTIQUE HM 18THC FINE PAIR OF LONG JOINED ALENCON LAPPETS W LOVELY FLORAL DESIGN
Size: 3.5″ x 60″
Starting Price: $350.00, $455.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Jun 25, 2014 17:06:17 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller snakey03rr, Bourbon, Missouri, United States
Comments: Later 18th c Alençon lappets. Not enough detail to examine the join, but nothing jumps out at me in that area. I doubt these were made in one piece, although it is possible. This is a typical later 18th c lappet set – the design of this particular set is fairly simple for the style and the decorative ‘mode’ fillings at the ends are something you see quite often in this period. In short it’s not as elaborate as contemporary examples, however the condition (aside from one repair) is exceptional.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Probably joined, although I can’t see the details.
Damage:  One repair to the ground.
Soilage:  Hope it’s not as yellow as it appears in the photos.
Finish: No obvious folds or wrinkles.

181441687251   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/nunbzkl HIGH NECK IRISH CROCHET COLLAR
Size: 21″ long, 16″ around neck
Starting Price: $29.99
Auction ends: Jun 25, 2014 18:04:52 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller madhouserags, Concord, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A dress front with attached high neck collar of Irish Crochet.  Good ‘pinwheel’ design incorporating trefoils, roses with raised centers and fan shaped flowers, also with raised centers. Picots look like crocheted loops, but I’m not sure.  Good, tight work.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage:  Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage:  Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or folds.

121366884000   Sold for $104.79, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kz74hqm IRISH YOUGHAL LACE HANDKERCHIEF, 19TH CENTURY OR EDWARDIAN
Size: ~15″ square
Starting Price: $19.99
Auction ends: Jun 25, 2014 19:44:57 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller madhouserags, Concord, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A handkerchief of Youghal needlelace. Note the rather delicate attachment to the cloth, typical of pieces like this.  Also has the typical double brides, and good decorative fillings.  The design is not too well thought out, although the corners almost resemble a heraldic shield. Might be my imagination.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage:  Occasional broken thread, especially in filling. Small separatio from fabric in one corner.
Soilage:  Rather yellowed (if photo color is correct), and a few red spots.
Finish: Fold lines in the cloth, a little wrinkling.

111385593983   Sold for $326.00, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kzubfd7 Vintage Maltese Cream Silk Lace Tablecloth
Size: 28.5″ square
Starting Price: 48.99 GBP
Auction ends: Jun 26, 2014 02:29:18 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller kimsucadi, Wokingham, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Comments: A square of Maltese, too small to be a shawl, so table cover seems reasonable.  A large circular medallion in the center, several layers in depth, with well-done guipure outside that (hard to do against the woven leaf mesh ground). The outside has circular medallions with Maltese crosses.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Seller cites some minor repairs and a few missing brides.
Soilage:  Cream colored silk, looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkling.

301216954499   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/m32snpb 19th C. Point De Gaze Needle lace LAPPETS
Size: 3″-4″ x 43.5″
Starting Price: $50.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Jun 26, 2014 11:22:15 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A narrow scarf of Point de Gaze, quite elaborate design. Excellent decorative ‘mode’ fillings.  Note the use of especially heavy outlining cordonnets for extra relief. And a the use of stripes in some of the ground.  A higher end market piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Occasional pinhole in the mesh. Seller cites a minor break but I’m having trouble finding it.
Soilage: A little red staining on one edge, localized.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

141324367907   $107.50, 3 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/mn9np48 Antique handmade Duchesse Lace Fine linen Handkerchief bridal accessorie
Size: 14″ square
Starting Price: $145.00
Auction ends: Jun 26, 2014 11:25:17 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller ncnonny, Rye, New York, United States
Comments: A handkerchief of Duchesse de Bruges, good design using typical motifs.  I think the flowers in the corners might be pansies with a little raised work on half-stitch background.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious, and I think the spot pointed to by the seller might be a join not too well done by the lacemaker.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Some light creases in the cloth, minor.

380932590966   Sold for $145.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/oafs3u4 Antique/vintage Brussels applique lace bonnet veil
Size: 38″ x 15.5″
Starting Price: 25.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jun 27, 2014 10:41:28 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A bonnet veil of Brussels bobbinlace application on machine net. A few needle-made fillings in the flowers.  This veil would be easy to see through as it doesn’t have the extensive esprits in the upper ground, just a few sprigs along above the lower border.  It has a rather windswept floral design, with a narrow border up the sides.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage:  one small hole in the tulle, some repairs, a few reattachments needed for the motifs.
Soilage: Pale ivory color
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331239551380  Sold for 91.00 GBP, 8 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kvwmknu Antique/vintage Beds lace collar – flowers and veined leaves
Size: 16″neckline, 4″ deep
Starting Price: 20.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jun 27, 2014 10:53:06 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A collar or dress front of Beds bobbinlace. Leaf and rose patten with good raised work. Woven leaves also along the neckline, and a good plaited lo9oped border all around.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage:  Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Pale ivory color with some discoloration to back neckline.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231263925299   Sold for 21.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lau8zz9 Antique finest linen Brussels Duchess lae large bridal handkerchief
Size: 14″ square
Starting Price: $290.00
Auction ends: Jun 28, 2014 20:15:06 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller il-antiques, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A handkerchief of Duchesse de Bruges, very finely worked.  The motifs almost seem translucent, and notice the line-drawing effect of whole against half stitch in some leaves. Note also the needlelace decorative ‘mode’ accents placed on top of the bobbinlace, you see this very rarely. Unusual looped picots on the brides.  Excellent design, well worked.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage:  Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Fabric ivory color, lace darker.  Looks like a slight stain center cloth.
Finish: Fold creases horizontally and vertically.

191222527736   No bids.

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