Lace Event Spain: XVIII Trobada de Puntaires a Santa Perpètua de la Mogoda, March 9, 2014

XVIII Trobada de Puntaires a Santa Perpètua de la Mogoda (Barcelona, Catalonia)
Sponsor: Ajuntament de Santa Perpètua de Mogoda
Date: Sunday, March 9, 2014
Time: 10:00 to 14:00
Place: Passeig de la Florida
08130 Santa Perpètua de Mogoda
Phone:  Benita, 935605110

This Trobada is part of the Santa Perpètua De Moguda Winter Festival.

Santa perpetua

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Lace Event Spain: I Encuentro de Bolillos y Vainicas, Arroyo de la Encomienda, March 8, 2014

I Encuentro de Bolillos y Vainicas, Arroyo de la Encomienda  (Valladolid, Castile and León)
Sponsor:  el Club de Labores Mil Agujas
Date: Saturday, March 8, 2014
Time: 10:00 to 14:00
Place: Plaza de Toros cubierta (yes, that’s the Bullring).
Phone: Maria Jesús 620 78 71 61
Email:  mj.demiguels@hotmailcom
Reservations:  Participant reservations taken until Feb 22, 2014.

600 people are expected to participate in this event. It is part of a 3-day Jornadas de la Mujer Trabajadora (Working Women’s celebration in honor of International Women’s Day) in Arroyo.  Other events include the III Solidarity March against Cancer, and activities designed to promote sports and physical activity.

Arroyo   Arroyo_3Arroyo de la Ecomienda

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X Xuntanza de Palilleiras de Betanzos – March 8, 2014

X Xuntanza de Palilleiras de Betanzos (A Coruña, Galicia)
Sponsor:  el Concello de Betanzos
las Mulleres da Condesa
Date: Saturday, March 8, 2014
Time: 10:00 to 14:00 and 16:00 t0 19:00
Place: Edificio do Liceo
Phone: Oficina de Turismo 981 776 666
Angles Bonigno 981 258 752 / 659 206 612
Reservations:  Limited places available, participant reservations must be received by February 22, 2014

Agenda:
10:00-11:00  Registration and presentation
11:00-14:00  Start of the meeting
14:00-16:00  Lunch break
16:00-19:00  Meeting resumes
There will be a prize drawing.

This appears to be part of a larger event, the X Xuntanza Labores Artesanais.

Betanzos_1   Betanzos_2

Betanzos

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Lace Event Spain: XII Encuentro de Encaje de Bolillos Alfajarín – March 8, 2014

XII Encuentro de Encaje de Bolillos Alfajarín (Zaragoza, Aragón)
Date: Saturday, March 8, 2014
Place: Pabellón Cultural “La Portaza”
Photos from 2013 event:  http://tinyurl.com/ny2v7cg
Phone: Victoria 976 10 00 28

Despite a lot of searching I can’t find any more information on this event.

Alfajarín

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Ebay Alerts! Thirty-one items – March 2, 2014

http://tinyurl.com/kh6bna5 112 ins antique/vintage tape and needle lace border poss. late17th century
Size:  7″ x 3 yards 4″
Starting Price: 40.00 GBP
Auction ends: Mar 02, 2014 10:23:51 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: Some of this piece is a woven tape with needlelace fillings – the so-called Mezzo Punto.  Other parts are all needlelace – and that in itself is unusual – normally it’s Mezzo Punto or needlelace, not a combination.  The brides with picoted loops are something you see in English early work, and it looks like some of the fillings are made with knotted stitches, not twisted ones. This is an early English characteristic. Yet I don’t think this is a really early piece, and I’ve been reading a lot lately about late 19th century copies of early needlelace made in England (especially by Treadwin who brags about how she carefully duplicated threads, techniques, and even color). I’m not saying that this is one of her copies, but I do think the technique doesn’t really have the precise old technique. And the piece is suspiciously long and in good condition.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Both ends cut, interesting bobbin-made engrelure attached.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: It has an older patina and feel, and is generally soiled.

231164854441   Sold for 122.00 GBP, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mvu5byo 133 ins antique/vintage early bobbin lace poss. Milanese
Size:  4″ x 133″
Starting Price: 40.00 GBP
Auction ends: Mar 02, 2014 10:32:34 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A Milanese tape lace with typical plaited ground.  The design is an undulating tape with flower head terminations incorporating holes in the tape – a little plain for Milanese, but a staple product.  I’m thinking it’s a later piece – Milanese developed in the mid 17th c originally copying the designs of Venetian needlelaces. But it was a long-enduring lace, simplifying over the years, and you see photos of women making it even in the early 20th c.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Ends and lower border have a needle-made edging added. Probably not original since the ends look cut. Apparently used on a black dress, some threads remain at the top.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Worn, aged appearance and color.

331135905101   Sold for 62.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mths8xk Lovely Antique Brussels Lace Collar
Size:  none given.
Starting Price: 32.00 GBP
Auction ends: Mar 02, 2014 10:54:25 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller supa_troopa, Redditch, Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Comments: I think this is a fan leaf, even though there isn’t the extra piece on one end for the guard stick.  Wish there were some dimensions.  Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net, with a few simple needlelace fillings.  Romantic design with a little raised work. A good middle market piece
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: One repair to a filling, looks like they added a little tulle and did some embroidery. Minor.  Tulle looks intact.
Soilage: Looks clean and sound.

231165708859   Sold for 32.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/k2sm7rz A Pretty Maltese Lace Lappet circa 1880
Size:  12 cm x 122 cm
Starting Price: 24.00 GBP
Auction ends: Mar 02, 2014 11:13:43 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A Maltese lappet scarf, typical cross on the bulb ends, and note the little 4-leaved woven motifs used throughout.  Some nice dense woven leaf technique.  A good example of the type.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Look clean, tiny bit of wrinkling along edges, minor.

351008687893   Sold for 29.00 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/maw7dog An Attractive Honiton Lace Decorative Collar circa 1900
Size:  80 cm x 13 cm
Starting Price: 18.00 GBP
Auction ends: Mar 02, 2014 12:31:34 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A Honiton collar. Design is rather snails/slugs, but nicely done.  Turkey tails around the outer border, the inside motifs look rather ‘looped’. Good tally work in the fillings.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Look clean and quite precise.

351006153071   No bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ltov8wb lovely little antique irish guipure carrickmacross collar and cuffs
Size:  Seller says “I will measure it when I locate my tape.” LOL.
Starting Price: 15.00 GBP
Auction ends: Mar 03, 2014 08:19:47 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller reddolly123, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Comments: A Carrickmacross guipure collar with matching cuffs – unusual to find these together.  Plenty of the characteristic looped picots, especially on the brides. It’s a rather dense pattern, with there were closer overall photos.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos, but not enough closeups for an accurate assessment.
Soilage: Brown beige color, a few brown spots, a little wrinkled.  I bet it would recover nicely with an appropriately conservative wash.

351007148232   Sold for 18.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lwztknd 4 yards antique/vintage early bobbin lace poss. Milanese
Size:  4 yards long.
Starting Price: 40.00 GBP
Auction ends: Mar 03, 2014 10:16:19 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: An Italian tape lace, the form resembles the very fine l’Aquila tape laces. But I think this is a later example, and the design is a lot more open, but still has the l’Aquila symmetry. Looks like some of the plaited fillings and connections were added later, although you’d have to get it under a microscope to tell for certain.  No width is given, that might give more information.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut one one end, can’t see the other.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Brown beige color, as are all of the pieces this seller has from this collection.  They really are consistent, and I wonder if they all got a tea bath at some point.

231166472028   Sold for 122.00 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lvdg6kh ANTIQUE LACE-FINE 19THC.HONITON LACE WEDDING VEIL
Size:  ~52″ (square ?)
Starting Price: $195.00
Auction ends: Mar 03, 2014 11:09:31 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A shawl of Honiton applique on machine net.  I think it’s square in shape, and could be used as a veil, or doubled as a shawl. The motifs are fairly large, especially in the corners, and note the elaborate sprigs in the center part.  You see this a lot in Honiton applique.  Good tally fillings done over fairly large areas. A little snails/slugs, but nicely worked.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:None.
Damage: A few small localized holes in the tulle.
Soilage: Looks clean from the photos.

390784483297   Sold for $195.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/k3oxuql ANTIQUE POINT DE GAZE LACE WEDDING HANDKERCHIEF. 19TH CENTURY. CREAM. BEAUTIFUL
Size:  13.5″ square
Starting Price: 34.99 GBP
Auction ends: Mar 03, 2014 12:05:37 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller 2146susan, parisot, Midi-Pyrénées, France
Comments: A handkerchief of Duchesse de Bruxelles, with unusual ungrounded raised petal Point de Gaze roses.  Roses are well integrated in the design. Some raised work in the bobbinlace, good dense design.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Cream color. It has a slightly wrinkled washed look.

191079326748   Sold for 174.00 GBP, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/km7dtq7 ANTIQUE LACE HANDMADE MECHLIN LACE LAPPETS C 1830
Size:  2.75″ to 3.5″ x (30″ and 32″)
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Mar 03, 2014 18:06:09 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller greatlace, Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Comments: A pair of Mechlin lappets, very light design typical of the later 18th c. They are a little strange, the pattern of the lower parts is almost matched by the pattern of the upper ends, which has been sewn on.   Many more sprigs in the upper part, although they seem to be the same as the ones lower down.  The openwork border is also quite unusual.  Something I’ve not come across before.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Sections on the top have been added on. Tops are cut.
Damage: Expected pulls in the mesh, fairly minor.
Soilage: Look clean from the photos.

221381528254   $45.00, 1 bidder, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/lnzkcge Antique Handmade Brussels Lace Flounce 176″ by 8″ wide Great Condition 14+ feet
Size:  8″ x 14.6″
Starting Price: $250.00
Auction ends: Mar 03, 2014 19:11:54 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller cayantiques, Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Comments: A pieced bobbinlace flounce with needlelace ground and fillings, Point de Milan type, probably made in Belgium. Later 19th or early 20th c.  Some raised work in the bobbinlace, and note the three-lobed flower terminations. There’s a lot of looping of the plain tape.  This is a lace much used as edgings for table linens.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Ends nicely terminated, although that’s not difficult with a pieced lace.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos, but seller cites 1 small fray on an end corner.
Soilage: Seller cites creamy color, and 2 soiled areas.

181335720762   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/k5nqw2g ANTIQUE LACE EARLY LONG FLOUNCE OF HANDMADE ALENCON LACE C 1800
Size:  3″ x 4 yards
Starting Price: $175.00
Auction ends: Mar 04, 2014 07:28:34 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller greatlace, Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Comments: An Alençon border, late 18th early 19th c design.  Réseau fin along the lower border, brides tortillée above.    Small, well worked motifs throughout, and I find the design a little confusing.  Short repeat, meant to be ruffled.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: The one end that I can see looks properly terminated.  Seller cites many joins. Engrelure added at top edge.
Damage: Repairs throughout.
Soilage: Looks clean from the photos.

221381842166   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/kqxy6lz ANTIQUE LACE HANDMADE VALENCIENNES LACE STUDY DOLLS BEARS
Size:  2″ x 64″
Starting Price: $32.50 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Mar 04, 2014 09:02:11 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller greatlace, Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Comments: A square-mesh Valenciennes narrow border. Nicely worked, very tight clothwork.  The design is quite precise, it reminds me of the best in ‘line-drawn’ round hole Val. I think this piece isn’t too far away from that tradition.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends, one join.
Damage: Some fraying along lower border.
Soilage: Small brown spots shown in photos.

221381899428   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/lzr5lwx Vintage Antique Valenciennes Val Bobbin Lace Circa 1725 18th Century Handmade
Size:  1.5″ x 11″
Starting Price: $195.00
Auction ends: Mar 04, 2014 14:49:55 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller twist-in-time, Keller, Texas, United States
Comments: An early (~1730) Valenciennes border segment, kind of a  rose-5-hole ground with some snowflake fillings.  Nice line-drawn design. Wish there were more.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Ends cut, engrelure added.  Looks like the picoted border at the bottom was added later, a common 19th century procedure to liven up an older lace. One join.
Damage: Some fraying, minor holes.
Soilage: Looks clean from the photos.

301106621549   Sold for $195.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/maa4jed ANTIQUE VINTAGE HANDMADE DUCHESSE LACE, 124″ LONG X 7″ WIDE
Size:  7″ x 124″
Starting Price: $295.00
Auction ends: Mar 04, 2014 16:38:50 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller yellow_daisy, Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: I’ve been helping this seller with descriptions, and this is an interesting one. Mrs. Treadwin died in 1890 and her shop was continued by Ellen Herbert until 1929. Unclear exactly when the lace was purchased, but it does seem that it was after Mrs. Treadwin’s death.  It appears that it was cut from a longer piece in 1927. Treadwin usually marketed local work, however this piece does look to me like a Sluis Duchesse modeled on an older Brabant pattern.
Provenance:  From an old New England lace collection.  Attached note: Jan. 1927, Honiton (?) Lace from Lady Mt. Stephen bought at Mrs. Treadwin’s shop in Exeter, Devon.
Condition:
Modifications: Ends cut, engrelure added.
Damage: One small repair.
Soilage: Seller cites small age spots, see photos.

281272034885   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/kca3ynn 19th C. handmade English Honiton Berthe – very wearble bride, reenactor
Size:  4″ deep, 1 yard neckline
Starting Price: $95.00
Auction ends: Mar 04, 2014 18:13:00 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A Honiton guipure bertha. Large motifs filled with well-worked tally grid fillings. A little snails/slugs, but breaking out of the mold.
Provenance:  Ex. coll. Susan Cox, The English Lace School, Tiverton.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Seller has reattached broken brides.
Soilage: Washed by seller. Antique ivory white.

131126585296   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/kosyzmb 19thc Brussels lace 138″x 4″ Hand Made 3,5cm x 10cm Wedding Veil Dress Doll
http://tinyurl.com/l4ku6lm 19thc Brussels lace 104″ x 5.1″ Hand Made 2,65m x 13cm Dentelle Application
http://tinyurl.com/mn7dphh 19thc Brussels lace 116″ x 5.1″ Hand Made 2,95m x 13cm Dentelle Application
Size:  4″ x (55.2″, 47.4″, 35.5″)
5.1″ x 104.3″
5.1″ x 116.1″
Starting Price: $65.00
Auction ends: Mar 04, 2014 19:03:33 PST
Mar 04, 2014  19:07:23 PST
Mar 04, 2014  19:09:06 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller sirjle, Paris, France
Comments: This seller is offering several borders of Brussels bobbinlace application on machine net. I’ll talk about three of them, but go to the seller’s page to see more.  Applications like this were a very popular lace, and I’m surprised we don’t see more in the US. They are a staple product of many French dealers. Quality can vary a lot, and they could be made fairly quickly. They often have a few needlelace fillings, usually juts simple knots, and are sometimes called ‘Application d’Angleterre’, although I hesitate to use the term since it is not too well defined. Old catalogs usually say something like ‘Application de Bruxelles’. The examples shown here are typical middle-market patterns, light and simple, probably later 19th c.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: All segments cut at the ends.
Damage: A few small holes throughout the pieces.
Soilage: Look basically in clean condition.

331134757901   331134578676   331133710001
Sold for $83.50, 3 bidders.
Sold for $82.00, 5 bidders.
Sold for $82.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mkjwfb5 19thc Brussels lace Wedding Veil / Shawl 101″ x 22.8″ Hand Made 2,57m x 58cm
Size:  22.8″ x 101″
Starting Price: $345.00
Auction ends: Mar 04, 2014 19:11:03 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller sirjle, Paris, France
Comments: A rectangular shawl of Brussels  bobbinlace application on machine net. Scrolling design, fairly simple, with some needlelace accents, much in the style of the borders discussed above.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: A few pinholes
Soilage: Cream color with some small orange marks.

331133728558   Sold for $420.55, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kn442jk 19th C. handmade Irish Crochet Collar Cuff Set imitates Gros Point needle lace
Size:  collar 3″ to 4″ x just under a yard. Cuffs 5″ deep ~10″ around.
Starting Price: $75.00
Auction ends: Mar 04, 2014 20:39:48 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: We see a lot of Irish Crochet around and there are many types. Early on the art imitated Venetian Gros Point, and occasionally you find a piece more or less true to that origin. I do recognize a few motifs here that resemble the earlier pieces, and the looped picots are quite unusual.  So is the rather elaborate raised work on some medallions. Note in particular the picots around the edges of the motifs giving them a little frilly appearance.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: It looks like a set, although I can’t see the backside of the cuffs to tell if these were originally cuffs or adapted from a longer length.  The design of the collar isn’t very consistent around the center motif, looks like there’s some alterations in this area.
Damage: A few loose trailing threads and broken brides.  Seller cites a few old repairs.
Soilage: Hard to tell from the photos, but looks like a cream color.

131126680887  Sold for $75.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/m3h3wtz 18th C. Handmade Mechlin Bobbin Lace w Cinq Trous Mesh  Yardage
Size:  ~1″ x 1-1/3 yards
Starting Price: $85.00
Auction ends: Mar 04, 2014 21:03:30 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A Mechlin border, mid 18th c Louis XV design. Mechlin experimented a lot with grounds during this period, and this has the cinq-trou or 5-hole ground.  Some snowflake fillings and a little clothwork decoration, but mainly the slightly chunky plain clothwork you often see in this lace.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: Definitely cut one end, can’t see the other end.  One section has a later picot edging added.
Damage: Extensive fraying especially along the lower edge.
Soilage: Looks clean from the photos.

141203801317   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/lwksb57 antique lace collection 18 th 19 th c Brussels Venise Maltese Honiton Burano Car
Size:  varies
Starting Price: $65.00
Auction ends: Mar 05, 2014 10:18:07 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller atelier1900, Gaillard, France
Comments: Normally I don’t review collections but there are some interesting pieces in this one. A Burano collar, Honiton and bobbinlace application border, Beds or Cluny collar, Maltese square, a labeled something that’s not close enough to identify, and what really caught my eye, an early Burano border.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: Not much, borders probably cut at ends.
Damage: varies from piece to piece, but good on average.
Soilage: Varies.

301107849902   Sold for $65.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/l5semw2 81 ins antique/vintage drawn thread work linen border poss. late17th century
Size:  8″ x 81″
Starting Price: 20.00 GBP
Auction ends: Mar 05, 2014 11:06:10 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: This is a lace we call ‘Punto Tirato Tela Sfilata’, which is the name given in very early pattern books. Basically a drawnwork with remaining threads whipped around to secure. They were usually made as part of a larger linen, and this has been cut away from the original base.  the work is quite precise. Date is always difficult on things like this, known pattern books go back into the 16th century, but it was extensively made for several hundred years.  17th c is a possibility.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: One end looks cut and secured, can’t see the other end. Seller cites two joins but I can’t find them in the photos.  Cut away from linen top and bottom.
Damage: A few small holes throughout.
Soilage: Seller cites several brown marks.

231168048412   Sold for 34.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/n93tbe3 Vintage Antique Handmade 18th Century Milanese Bobbin Lace Flounce 3 Yards
Size:  3.75″ x 3 yards 16″
Starting Price: $295.00
Auction ends: Mar 05, 2014 14:43:10 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller twist-in-time, Pottstown, Pennsylvania, United States
Comments: This is a continuous bobbinlace of the type made in central Italy usually around Pescocostanzo.  4 thread plaited ground with rather blocky motifs, extensive plain clothwork, good bold design. Despite some recent books on the subject it remains a poorly documented lace. 18-19th c, hard to tell.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Upper edge cut away in selected regions.
Soilage: Some brown spotting throughout.

291089875021   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/l4wy25r ANTIQUE LACE HM 17TH/ 18THC POINT DE NEIGE/ PUNTO NEVE LONG & WIDE FLOUNCE/ RARE
Size:  7.5″ x 110″
Starting Price: $1,695.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: Mar 05, 2014 16:41:01 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller snakey03rr, Bourbon, Missouri, United States
Comments: This does look like an early Italian piece, although I’d hesitate to call it Punto Neve.  The true ‘snow lace’ is much more elaborate than this.  But it’s getting there. Good decorated brides and some nice raised work. It does have the meandering design that is more typical of Italian than of French work.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut on both ends, bobbin-made engrelure at top. Hard to tell if there was any reassembly.
Damage: Broken brides, some small repairs throughout.
Soilage: Overall cream color.

181335644892   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/kos6a7t ANTIQUE LACE HM 18TH / 19THC POINT DE FRANCE?/ LONG & WIDE FLOUNCE/ BEAUTIFUL
Size:  8.5″ x 74″
Starting Price: $1,695.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: Mar 05, 2014 17:01:19 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller snakey03rr, Bourbon, Missouri, United States
Comments: I’ve been discussing this piece with the seller and looking at some additional closeup photos, which is why it got added late to the Alerts. My take is that it is a late 19th or early 20th century Belgian needlelace, in the style of Point de France.  A couple things catch my eye.  The needlelace clothwork is a little coarse and doesn’t follow the outlines of the motifs well in many places.  The motifs always have a buttonholed cordonnet, which is not typical of early Point de France. This cordonnet is buttonholed with spaced stitches, a Belgian technique often seen in Point de Gaze. The brides are a little strange, they are knotted loops of thread, and this does not seem to have been a wise technical choice. The single thread loop is easily damaged, and it looks like the piece is cotton which doesn’t help matters any.  Many of the brides look frayed. In an early piece all the picots would be buttonholed. Also, some of the padded outlines are well shaped, others are kind of chopped off at the ends. Overall the piece has a bit of a heavy look.
It’s definitely an interesting piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut on both ends.
Damage: A few loose brides, along with fraying on the brides because of the technique, see comments.
Soilage: Overall ecru color.

181335653726   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/mnea49a Large Antique Handmade Brussels Duchesse POINT DE GAZE Lace Collar 40″ WEDDING
Size:  5.75″ deep, ~40″ ‘across the top’, which might be the outer circumference. Not sure.
Starting Price: $49.00
Auction ends: Mar 05, 2014 19:28:05 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller winter-garden, West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse bertha, no raised petals on the Point de Gaze roses. 10 repeats around the circumference, typical Duchesse motifs with a little raised work.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos. Pt d G mesh looks intact, which is nice.
Soilage: Seller cites a few small spots.

191084236547   Sold for $107.50, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kk2hjwe Vintage Needle Lace Antique French Point de Alencon 18th Century Handmade Lappet
Size:  2-3″ x 21″
Starting Price: $295.00
Auction ends: Mar 06, 2014 14:44:45 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller twist-in-time, Pottstown, Pennsylvania, United States
Comments: An Alençon lappet, probably 3rd quarter 18th c.  Wish the other one was there, these usually don’t survive well because of the very fine rèseau.  Good fillings although on a small scale, and the design changes along the length, sign of a better piece.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Irregular cut at the top.
Damage: Extensive repairs to the mesh, shows it was a valued piece.
Soilage: Seller cites some storage creases.

291090664398   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/lz9ct3w Honiton Lace Wedding Veil Vinage Circ 1880 #9
Size:  71″ x 77″
Starting Price: $995.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Mar 07, 2014 11:20 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller petticoatlaneusa, Amherst, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A square shawl or veil of Honiton applique on machine net. Not many photos, but I don’t see the usual mass of flowers in the corner.  Just a double border and sprigs throughout the middle ground. Design is a little out of the snails/slugs style, but not too far.  Motifs nicely worked.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: ‘Antique Ivory’.

170909583964   Unsold as of 3/8/2014 8:06 AM MST.

http://tinyurl.com/mbokw69 LGE BREATHTAKING ANTIQUE BRUSSELLS LACE FLOUNCE WEDDING VINTAGE HAREBELLS VEIL++
Size:  32 cm x 298 cm
Starting Price: 349.00 GBP Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: Mar 07, 15:11:18 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller pretty-things1, NOTTING HILL, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A fairly wide flounce of Brussels bobbinlace application on machine net, simple needlelace fillings.  Good swirling romantic design with a fairly short repeat.  No esprits in the upper ground.  I think there might be some Point de Gaze mesh used around the roses.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Ends cut.
Damage: Scattered small holes throughout, two short repairs to net at the top. Some pinholes in the net, and occasional small repair.
Soilage: ‘Pale antique white color’.

231152602162  Unsold.

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Auction: Hôtel Drouot – Dentelles – Eventails et Poupees de Collection – March 7, 2014

Dentelles – Eventails et Poupees de Collection
Date: Friday, March 7, 2014
Place: Hôtel Drouot, Richeileu Salle 6
9 rue Drouot, 75009 Paris
Directions:  http://tinyurl.com/85b78gl
Time: begins at 14:00
Online Catalog: http://tinyurl.com/k3oz9dl
Public Viewing: March 6 from 11:00 to 18:00, and Friday the 7th from 11:00 to 12:00
Auction by: Chayette & Cheval
email: svv.chayettecheval@wanadoo.fr
phone: 33 (0) 1 47 70 56 26
lace expert: Mme. Sylvie Daniel

Notes: We’ve had quite a few lace auctions at Drouot lately, and prices are rising.  This one has a large number of good quality lace lots, along with collector’s dolls, fans, and a few other textiles.Unfortunately there are usually only one closeup photo of a piece, and the dimensions are often left off. Note especially:
Lot 100.1  Bridal veil of Brussels application on machine net
Lot 103 Looks like a Sedan border
Lot 110  2 pieces of a wide Brussels application flounce.
Lot 122  A Lefébure needlelace border, looks like Point de Gaze, in original box
Lot 127  Another boxed needlelace piece
Lot 127.1  Cap back, perhaps Sedan
I’d list others but the photography and descriptions aren’t really enough to make a good determination.

Drouot is an organization of auction houses throughout France, including their main facility, the Hôtel Drouot in the 9th arrondissement of Paris. Established in 1852, Hôtel Drouot held a monopoly on French antiques auctions until legal reforms opened the way for international competition in 2000.  The Gazette Drouot http://www.gazette-drouot.com/ lists upcoming auctions.
Bidding:  Obviously you can come and bid in person. Phone or absentee bids are accepted.
Online bidding: All bidders must first register with Drouot (before Thurs Oct 10th at noon for this sale). Go to https://drouotonline.webzone-secure.org/creationdecompte to create an account.
Login at http://www.drouotonline.com/ for online auctions, or http://www.drouotlive.com/ for live auctions on the net.
There are many videos (in French) explaining the bidding process at: http://www.drouot.com/static/drouot_video_sommaire.html?lang=en.
Buyer’s Premium:  24% TTC (toutes taxe comprises) – check on this before the auction.
Payment due:  Expected almost immediately after the auction, cash, pre-approved cheque or credit card.

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Ebay Alerts! Twenty-nine items – February 23, 2014

http://tinyurl.com/l5e2be9 5 yards antique/vintage Brussels applique flounce – Susan Cox coll.
Size:  5 yards 8.5 ins
Starting Price: 255.00 GBP
Auction ends: Feb 23, 2014 11:47:35 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A long border of Brussels bobbinlace application on machine net.  Good naturalistic design for a fairly narrow piece, and note the well-done esprits in the ground.  A narrow repeat meant for ruffling.  Just a few simple needlelace fillings.
Provenance:  Ex. coll. Susan Cox of the English Lace School, Tiverton, UK.
Condition:
Modifications: One end cut, can’t see the other end.
Damage: One repair to the net near one end.  I wonder if this was done in the process of manufacture, since the rest of the piece seems unused.
Soilage: Looks quite clean from the photos.

231160339154   Sold for 310.00 GBP, 8 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/l7ye26p ROYALTY – Antique Lace Fan belonged to COUNTESS Irene de Chateaubriand
Size:  not given
Starting Price: $200.00
Auction ends: Feb 23, 2014 15:31:45 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller ojaiestatesales, Ojai, California, United States
Comments: A fan of Brussels Duchesse, no raised roses in the Point de Gaze inserts. Note the Pt d Gaze along the upper edge of the fan leaf, unusual.  A little raised work in the bobbinlace.  Good design, a little crowded. Blonde sticks with diamond monogram on the guard. Comes with a box labeled Henri Tessier, Paris.
Provenance:  Ex. coll. Countess Irene de Chateaubriand.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: All looks intact, Pt d G mesh looks good.
Soilage: I think the outer edge might be a little soiled, not enough closeups to tell for certain.  Might just be the contrast of the bobbin and needlelace threads.

261401008775   Sold for $290.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nxcbfvg Antique Honiton bobbin lace Applique scarf with Shamrocks
Size: 7.5″-8″ x 64″
Starting Price: $65.00
Auction ends: Feb 23, 2014 18:32:29 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A narrow scarf of Honiton application on machine net. Interesting star-shaped woven tally fillings in some flower centers.  Snails/slugs style, nicely done.  Some of the esprits look embroidered on the net.  Most of the lace is concentrated on the ends.
Provenance:  Ex. coll. Susan Cox, The English Lace School, Tiverton.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few small holes in the tulle.
Soilage: Looks clean from the photos.

131118963633   Sold for $86.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mfjkv2v BREATHTAKING HANDMADE ECRU ANTIQUE BOBBIN LACE LAPPET TRIM DOLLS
Size: 54″ x 6″ max
Starting Price: $0.99
Auction ends: Feb 23, 2014 19:14:39 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller rosietoesmac, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Comments: A narrow scarf of Maltese cream silk.  No Maltese crosses in this piece, but it does have the sun motif. And note the Torchon-like outer edging. Definitely a non-standard piece for Maltese, which might put in more in the French or Spanish camp.
Provenance:  None given
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites one small area of discoloration.

171247651780   Sold for $37.76, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/m95lfme 3 mt ENCAJE DEL XIX HECHO A MANO DE BOLILLOS HILO DE LINO CRUDO
Size: 62 cm x 278 cm
Starting Price: 186.00 EUR
Auction ends: Feb 23, 2014 10:27:13 H. Esp
Offered by: Ebay seller malin0693, Communidad Valenciana, España
Comments: An altar cloth or Alb flounce of linen (per the seller) bobbinlace. Most likely Spanish.  Looks like rose ground variations, with flowers surrounded with gimps, but not always. It’s a very wide piece, and the technique is scaled to the size. There are no photos of the top, but it seems that there is a cloth tape attached to the foot edge. This is something you often see in religious pieces, although I don’t see any specific iconography here.  I did get a message from the seller, who will ship to the US, but does not take Paypal.
Provenance:  None given
Condition:
Modifications: Sewn in a circle.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean from the photos.

261400650362   Sold for 186.00 EUR, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/kwb7mzu Antique Brugge handmade Belgium lace lovely collar
Size: 34″ neck edge, ~5″ down center back
Starting Price: 34.99 GBP
Auction ends: Feb 24, 2014 06:56:35 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingcom
Comments: A Brugge bobbinlace collar, with areas of double picoted brides.  I need to look up the name of the fillings, kind of like a Rose ground but more delicate.  Good pre3cise work, note the decorated clothwork, carefully sculpted.  A good, bold design.
Provenance:  None given
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Seller cites a few minor pulls.
Soilage: Looks clean from the photos.

291082432106   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/k7v6qqo Antique Brussels handmade applique lace wide flounce length
Size: 18″ x (18″ and 2 yards 9″)
Starting Price: 59.99 GBP
Auction ends: Feb 24, 2014 07:15:39 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingcom
Comments: A flounce of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net.  The design is fairly simple with a short repeat, note esprits in the upper ground. Minimal needlelace fillings in flower centers.  A good, middle market product.
Provenance:  None given
Condition:
Modifications: Cut into two pieces, cut on all ends.
Damage: Some pulls in the tulle, and a few small localized holes 19″ from the end of the larger piece.
Soilage: Looks clean from the photos.

291082439835   Sold for 92.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kog2mm2 54 ins antique/vintage Brussels Point de Gaze lace – coll. Susan Cox
Size: 3.1″ x 59″
Starting Price: 15.00 GBP
Auction ends: Feb 24, 2014 11:21:48 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A narrow Point de Gaze border, no raised work. Nicely worked simple pattern, not much in the way of decorative ‘mode’ fillings. There’s a lack of picots on the lower edge.
Provenance:  Ex. coll. Susan Cox, The English Lace School, Tiverton.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut on both ends, wide engrelure attached.
Damage: Small holes in the mesh, mainly toward one end.
Soilage: Mid ivory color.

331131773782   sold for 90.00 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mte7zzx Superb Antique/Vintage Cream Silk Maltese Lace Cloth 40″ x 40″ approx.
Size: 40″ square
Starting Price: 15.00 GBP
Auction ends: Feb 24, 2014 11:21:48 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Tyne-Wear, United Kingdom
Comments: A Maltese table cover with star-shaped center silk piece. The work is quite heavy with massed woven leaf roundels. Outside border alternates between Maltese crosses and the sun motif, again with heavy leaves. Nicely planned and executed, note the careful working of the inner part of the lace around the center star. This is a lace made in strips to accommodate the long, narrow Maltese pillow – they are sewn together afterward.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks quite clean.  A few fold creases.

360862759570   Sold for 175.00 GBP, 10 bidders..

http://tinyurl.com/lukpj2n ANTIQUE LACE-SUPERB 18THC.BRUSSELS LACE FLOUNCE/SHAWL
Size: ~14″ x 48″
Starting Price: $595.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Feb 25, 2014 04:04 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: An interesting piece – looks like it has been cut down from a larger original, with the side and top borders added to hide the edges. The main part is a bobbinlace with what appears to be a droschel ground, and from the size of the motifs and the types of fillings I wonder if it might be English. The design is a little figural with baskets and swags.  The outer edge looks more solid with feather leaves and flowers. Wish there were more closeups of the ground, and also a photo of the backside – I don’t think this is application on the net, which might still bring it into the early 19th c. If it is application then definitely early 19thc. A closeup of the back could tell.  It’s probably now meant to be a shawl.  I think I’ve reviewed this one before, but taking another look since it is rather unusual.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Assembled.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: A few minor age stains.

390711922535   Unsold as of 3/1/2014 12:08 PM MST.

http://tinyurl.com/n2nkthq 19th C. handmade Gros Point Needle lace Flounce – yardage decorator collector
Size: ~5″ x 1 yard 13″
Starting Price: $95.00
Auction ends: Feb 26, 2014 12:40:20 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A Belgian needlelace, later 19th c, in the style of the earlier Italian needlelaces. You can tell the Belgian works by the loosely spaced buttonhole stitches attaching the cordonnet to the edges of the motifs – heavier accents are more fully buttonholed. This is a technique used in Point de Gaze.  The design is quite dense and heavy, using lighter filling stitches – a nice contrast.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.

141197356732   Sold for $95.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/kmr5zzu ANTIQUE VINTAGE HANDMADE POTTENKANT LACE, 17TH / 18TH CENTURY
Size: ~5″ x 1 yard 13″
Starting Price: $175.00
Auction ends: Feb 26, 2014 18:45:12 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller yellow_daisy, Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: I have been advising this seller on her listings, and I have a similar piece in my collection, without birds. Pottenkant laces were made for the Dutch market primarily for costumes.  The designs are usually a symmetric flower pot, and the general style was made in several techniques. Here there are additions of birds, which is a bit unusual. This piece has a plaited 4-thread ground in a 6-pointed star pattern, that was used in the 18th and 19th centuries. So dating this piece is difficult, but I tend to think 19th c.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: All ends cut with stitched on narrow lace for finishing.
Damage: Occasional break and fraying along top edge.
Soilage: Yellowed, soiled.

281270765600   Sold for $175.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/mm94stq Gorgeous Victorian Bobbin lace Collar c 1890
Size: none given
Starting Price: 16.99 GBP
Auction ends: Feb 27, 2014 09:37:16 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller fruitymetcalf, Broadway, United Kingdom
Comments: A Bruges bobbinlace collar,  typical leaf and flower design.  Picoted random brides with occasional island where brides meet. Some symmetry in the design. A good, example of the type.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean – first photo on the manikin looks a bit yellow. So not sure of the color.

151236785477   Sold for 36.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mf5248k Belle dentelle ancienne Blanc cassé légèrement écry XIXe Dentelle 8
Size: 7.4 cm x 63 cm, lace only.
Starting Price: 45.00 EUR
Auction ends: Feb 27, 2014 15:04:05 Paris
Offered by: Ebay seller gede34, Dans mes armoires, France métropolitaine
Comments: A very light Point de Gaze border, with spiky picots on the lower edge. Not much in the way of decorative modes.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut on ends, engrelure and some tulle attached at top.
Damage: Nothing obvious other than slight damage to tulle at one end.
Soilage: Looks clean from photos.

251456398873  No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/mhb2apl Belle dentelle ancienne Blanc cassé légèrement écry XIXe Dentelle 9
Size: 12 cm x 162 cm
Starting Price: 50.00 EUR
Auction ends: Feb 27, 2014 15:25:35 Paris
Offered by: Ebay seller gede34, Dans mes armoires, France métropolitaine
Comments: A border of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net.  Interesting flower design along the border, almost like Honiton turkey tails. But the work is fine enough (especially the esprits) that I think it is Belgian.  Nice design, well worked.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Ends look properly terminated.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Rather wrinkled, but looks clean.

261403783848   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/l592ure Belle dentelle ancienne Blanc cassé légèrement écry XIXe Dentelle 10
Size: 7 cm x 186 cm
Starting Price: 50.00 EUR
Auction ends: Feb 27, 2014 15:40:18 Paris
Offered by: Ebay seller gede34, Dans mes armoires, France métropolitaine
Comments: A border of Brussels bobbinlace appliqued on machine tulle.  More romantic design than the one reviewed above, with some needlelace fillings.  Well worked scrolling vine with leaves and flowers.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Ends look properly terminated.
Damage: A few small holes the tulle that I can see from the photos.
Soilage: Slightly off white, ecru.

251456419924   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/l43at36 4.5 yards antique/vintage Limerick lace flounce v.g.c. coll. Susan Cox
Size: 9.7″ x 4.5 yards
Starting Price: 50.00 GBP
Auction ends: Feb 28, 2014 10:37:40 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of tambour embroidery on machine net. The use of chain stitch could argue for a Belgian origin for this piece.  Good design, carefully done, with a short repeat.
Provenance:  Ex. coll. Susan Cox, The English Lace School, Tiverton.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut on one end, can’t see the other.
Damage: Nothing obvious from photos – tulle looks excellent.
Soilage: Cream color with a few brown age spots.

231164262802   Sold for 102.00 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kqjfv6n ANTIQUE LACE-2.46METERS, BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE
Size: 8″ x 97″-98″
Starting Price: $1,295.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Feb 28, 2014 11:42 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A wide Point de Gaze flounce, no raised work (aside from a few raised ring).  Note the spiky picots along the lower border, characteristic of a forgotten manufacturer. Good romantic design with some decorative ‘mode’ fillings, not much variation. The flat Point de Gaze laces can be outstanding, this is a high end market piece, although not quite the highest quality design.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the end to tell if they are cut.  Engrelure added.
Damage: A few minor repairs.
Soilage: Looks clean from the photos.

390759001429   Unsold as of 3/1/2014 12:11 PM MST.

http://tinyurl.com/mycb3ud ANTIQUE LACE-2.46METERS, BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE
Size: 3.75″ without engrelure x 60″
Starting Price: $125.00
Auction ends: Feb 28, 2014 12:27:39 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller greatlace, Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Comments: A border of Duchesse de Bruges, good short repeat with raised work on leaves.  Quite a nice design, precisely and carefully done.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Red marks on the ends, one looks naturally terminated, the other might be cut.
Damage: Nothing obvious from photos.
Soilage: Light ecru color

221378888241   Sold for $128.00 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lf7st53 1860 HAND DONE CHANTILLY LACE LADIES FALL CAP
Size: 44″ x 8″ max width
Starting Price: $24.99
Auction ends: Feb 28, 2014 12:34:28 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A fallcap of Chantilly – an unusual form for this lace. Long, pointed leaves on both lappet ends and cap part.  I’m not wild about the way the cap part design was handled, it almost looks assembled. But the design is consistent throughout the piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: One, maybe two small racroc splits, a minor holes.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.

371010961408   Sold for $113.50, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/k6ntqqa 19TH CREAM HAND BRUSSELS LACE W/PT DE GAZE INSERTION SCARF
Size: 44″ x 4″
Starting Price: $45.00
Auction ends: Feb 28, 2014 12:34:39 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A narrow scarf of Brussels Duchesse. No raised petals in the Point de Gaze inserts, which are at the ends of the piece and fairly large.  Typical Duchesse bobbinlace motifs.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Everything looks intact from the photos.
Soilage: Quite a few brown spots.

371010961512   Sold for $102.50, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/l8ehrh4 ANTIQUE LACE HANDMADE MECHLIN LACE LAPPETS C 1800
Size: 8″ x 97″-98″
Starting Price: $295.00
Auction ends: Feb 28, 2014 14:13:09 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller greatlace, Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Comments: Mechlin lappets ~1740. Mechlin experimented with many grounds before the fond de glas was codified. This one has a plaited almost ’round hole’ valenciennes ground.  Good dense design with the main flowers changing slightly as you go up the lappet. In less sophisticated designs they are all the same.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: I think the current picoted edge was added later, although the photos aren’t close enough to tell for certain.  That’s a pretty common modification to ‘liven up’ an old lace.  Cut and sewn together at tops – this is how a lot of these lappets survive together.
Damage: A few weak spots, a few separations at one end.
Soilage: Light yellowish stains at one end.

221378943104   Sold for $590.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/knt8mkz BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE NEEDLE LACE FAN 19th CENTURY EVENTAIL
Size: 12″ long
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Mar 01, 2014 15:00:01 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: A Point de Gaze fan with blonde sticks, including original box. No raised work, fine technique with interesting decorative ‘mode’ fillings.  Naturalistic design, innovating on the more traditional Pt d G themes. A higher end market piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.

181328607170   $191.70, 6 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/k7rvtpy ITALIAN MILANESE TAPE LACE WITH NEEDLE LACE FILLINGS 17th CENTURY 320×20 cms
Size: 8″ x 125″
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Mar 01, 2014 15:05:01 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: This looks like an Italian ‘Mezzo Punto’, which is early bobbin-made tapes with needle made fillings. A beautiful design with large sections of a central flower and symmetric swirling foliage to each side. Interesting and varied fillings. It does look terminated rather abruptly on the lower edge, although there aren’t enough closeups to tell. Some motifs just look cut off. It looks like it could be an earlier piece, I’m guessing 17th c.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut on ends, engrelure added, lower plaited edge added later, and this edge looks cut.
Damage: A few minor loose stitches in the fillings.
Soilage: Looks clean from the photos.

181327940513   Sold for $663.50, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lpaqrgf IRISH YOUGHAL ART NOUVEAU NEEDLELACE COLLAR SUPERB CA 1900
Size: 25″ across laid flat
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Mar 01, 2014 15:15:01 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: A deep Youghal collar. excellent design – the pomegranate motifs resemble what you often see in Burano. Nicely shaded flowers and foliage, picoted bride ground.  Some good and interesting fillings used over wide spaces. The decorative fillings you see in Youghal aren’t quite as precise as in Belgian work, but they fit very well into the overall Youghal esthetic.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Four minor repairs
Soilage: Looks clean from the photos.

181327138907   Sold for $610.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/l3a9y7p MECHLIN BOBBIN LACE LAPPETS 18th CENTURY 42 X 3 inches/106 x 8 cms
Size: 3″ x 42″
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Mar 01, 2014 15:20:01 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: Lappets of mid 18th c Mechlin. These are actually one border of Mechlin doubled back on itself, something often seen in this lace, even for cap packs. The ends are shaped so for an excellent transition. This one is unusual because of the separate bobbin motifs running down the seam – you can see the mesh behind these motifs. The design is Louis VI, but could be later.  The actual formulation of the piece could be 19th c, since 18thc lappets are normally terminated at the tops to accommodate a cap back and ruffled border.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: An assembled piece.
Damage: Occasional small hole.
Soilage: Looks clean from the photos.

181327208675   Sold for $76.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mfcnxkg BRUSSELS OR BRABANT BOBBIN LACE EARLY 18th CENTURY TWO PIECES DENTELLE
Size: 6″ x 37″ and 6″ x 29″
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Mar 01, 2014 15:25:01 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: These are probably sections of lappets, around 1730. High quality work with snowflake fillings, finely worked picoted bride, and some unusual (but not unknown) diamond pattern fillings.  Excellent design.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut at ends.
Damage: Some localized fraying on long sides, occasional pinhole in the motifs.
Soilage: A few small faint brown spots throughout.

181327148009   Sold for $190.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/jwtavkv BLONDE SILK BOBBIN LACE LAPPETS ca 1800 DENTELLE
Size: 3.6″ x 65″
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Mar 01, 2014 15:30:01 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: I think these are later 19th c Chantilly white silk lappets, made altogether as a lappet scarf.  The design departs from the usual romantic florals you usually see in Chantilly, but given the form it works very well. Note the little flowers almost floating held with the brides made basically of ‘honeycomb’ stitch – you see this occasionally in later Chantilly.  Interesting piece with a bold design emphasized more by the gimp.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from photos.
Soilage: Light cream in color, 3 very light stains. I wonder how one would go about removing these in the fine white silk, not easy.

181327258264   Sold for $483.99, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mpcbx6w VENETIAN POINT DE NEIGE NEEDLE LACE COLLAR ca 1670 DENTELLE
Size: not given.
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Mar 01, 2014 15:35:01 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: A collar of Point de Neige, although I think this is an Italian piece, so the name would more properly be Punto Neve, (snow lace). The ultimate fantasy in Italian raised needlelaces.  This is a large piece, but I think it’s been cut down from something larger. The outer edges look very elaborate and correct, and the decorated brides are excellent. I am a bit bothered by the rather haphazard design and although Italian products are much freer than the French ones, there should be some organization that  you can follow along the tendrils. There might be some reassembly here.  This is a lace that dates from the later 17th c.
Provenance:  Pat Earnshaw collection?  Seller says a closeup is given on page 42 of her “The Identification of Lace”
Condition:
Modifications: Probably cut down from a larger piece. Bobbin-made engrelure added to neckline.
Damage: Some fraying and loose threads.
Soilage: Looks a bit worse for wear, probably from washing.

181327275328   $102.50, 3 bidders, reserve not met.

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