Ebay Alerts! Thirty-five items – November 16, 2014

http://tinyurl.com/o7apb94 Handmade Point De Gaze Needle lace LAPPETS COLLECTOR Mid 19th C. CW
Size: ~37-38″, 3.5″ wide at bottoms, 1.74″ mid width.
Starting Price: $175.00
Auction ends: Nov 16, 2014, 08:39 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A lappet scarf of Point de Gaze, without raised work. An elegant slightly asymmetric floral design. Interesting treatment of the roses with outer petals outlined, and filled with esprits against the PtdG ground. Only a few simple decorative ‘mode’ fillings. Note the separated looped picots along the edges, sign of a specific manufacturer. This piece depends a lot on design. Note that a lot of the closeups are taken from the backside, making it hard to assess the technique.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: A few small holes in the mesh. A few loose threads along the border –  I wonder if this is wear from a past wash.
Soilage: Ecru color. Seller cites a few nearly imperceptible stains.
Finish: Horizontal fold creases.

131345317100   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/owx72ru PRETTY ANTIQUE FLOWER EMBROIDERED LACE BONNET BIRDCAGE VEIL DRESS VINTAGE WHITE
Size: 18″ x 35″
Starting Price: 24.00 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 16, 2014, 08:53 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller pretty-things1, Notting Hill, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A bonnet veil of embroidered net. I’m not sure, but it looks like the motifs are crocheted, so I’ll call this a type of tambour.  It’s a odd piece, nicely made, maybe a little heavy for a bonnet veil.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: One repair near lower border.
Soilage: “Pale antique white”
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles. Beautiful drape to the tulle.

231382138468   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/m33usjh Handmade CHANTILLY bobbin lace LAPPETS COLELCTOR Mid 19th C. CW
Size: 47″ long, 4″ wide at bottoms, 2.25″ at center.
Starting Price: $85.00
Auction ends: Nov 16, 2014, 09:20 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A lappet scarf of slightly heavy Chantilly, probably Belgian from the strong black color.  Fairly simple floral motifs along the edges and ends, with small dots in other cartouches along the length.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: A little light creasing.

141465902134   Sold for $85.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/qeejqsr 92 ins antique/vintage fine 18C bobbin lace – Pat Earnshaw collection
Size: 3″ x 92″
Starting Price: 18.00 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 16, 2014, 11:11 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of a kind of transition between tape and pieced lace, and very difficult to tell if it’s Italian or Flemish. Or something else. I think the thread is finer than it looks in the photos. The technique is fairly complex, and what is really throwing me are the picots along the edges of some (not all) of the motifs.  I find the design a little confused; sometimes the picots are there in a motif, sometimes not. And elements seem to run into each other. Given the rather stylized flowerheads, the fillings, and occasional hole in the clothwork, I’m thinking it’s a later Italian piece, maybe 19th c.  I do like the bold design without brides – very interesting piece.
Provenance:  Ex. coll. Pat Earnshaw.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Pale ivory color.  Some faint localized brown staining.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331369596571   Sold for 78.99 GBP, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/n57w7np 122 ins antique/vintage linen 18C bobbin lace – Pat Earnshaw collection
Size: 4″ x 122″
Starting Price: 18.00 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 16, 2014, 11:18 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: I’ll call this a Milanese piece, and the design is quite elegant. Almost Art Nouveau in feel. But it has a patina and a quality that I’d associate more with earlier lace. Note the scallops in the clothwork and the sharp pointed motifs is a bit unusual.  I’m particularly drawn to the edge treatment of the clothwork, very smooth, which is an Italian characteristic.  It’s a bit of a mystery, but I’ll call it late 17th early 18th C Italian.
Provenance:  Ex. coll. Pat Earnshaw
Condition:
Modifications: 4 joins (which I”m having trouble finding), 1 end cut, can’t see the other end.
Damage: Seller cites some areas of neat repair.
Soilage: Pale ivory color.
Finish: Nice smooth patina.

331369601668   Sold for 321.00 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/q2dfnfs Antique Honiton Lace Trim Flounce
Size: 5.375″ x 266″
Starting Price: 65.00 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 16, 2014, 11:53 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller hamstershoard, Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
Comments: A long border of Bruges bloemwerk. Typical rose and leaf motifs with woven fillings, but quite different from Honiton technique. Irregular picoted brides.  A nice example of the type.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: One end cut, can’t see the other end.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Small areas of red spotting.
Finish: Vertical fold creases.

351220696099   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/q5e5z5h Antique Lace Trim – 19th c – Brussels ?
Size: 3″ x 109″
Starting Price: 65.00 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 16, 2014, 12:15 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller hamstershoard, Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of late 19th or early 20th c Point d’Angleterre – bobbinlace with Point de Gaze ground and needle-made decorative ‘mode’ fillings.  It has a kind of 3-part design; flowers on top, a ‘snowflake’ motif in the middle, leaves and bell flowers on the outer edge. The hanging bellflower is partially needle-made.  It’s a rather complex crowded design, but the technique is excellent.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: One seam. One end cut and secured, can’t see the other end. Engrelure added.
Damage: Seller counts 7 small holes, some in the mesh is shown in closeup.
Soilage: Seller notes ‘not as white as seen in the photos’.  Small areas of red spotting.
Finish: In closeup it has that slightly shrunken washed look.

351220712254   Sold for 65.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/n4b5rlv Exquisite Irish lace handmade collar natural beautiful example lots of patterns.
Size: 3″ x 109″
Starting Price: 24.99 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 16, 2014, 12:17 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller recycletheplanet, UK, United Kingdom
Comments: An Irish Crochet collar. The thread in the photos is so shiny that I’m thinking this is silk.  The motifs are quite varied and interesting, and note the needle-made fillings in some. A little raised work in a few flower centers. Approximately square meshed ground, and the picots look crocheted.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Some breaks along the outer looped edge.
Soilage: Ecru color, seller cites ‘couple of dirty marks on the edge’.
Finish: Wrinkled, doesn’t lay flat.

121483372600   Sold for 26.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lg3hcvm ANTIQUE LACE FRENCH BLACK CHANTILLY LACE LAPPET 40″
Size: 40″ x 4.5″ to 2″
Starting Price: $29.99
Auction ends: Nov 16, 2014, 6:50 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller kuchcollectiblesandvintagelinens, Ronkonkoma, New York, United States
Comments: A Chantilly lappet scarf with a little ombre shading, probably a French piece. Good romantic floral design, nicely worked.   Both the design and technique are quite good.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few small holes and pinholes in the mesh. Loose threads in some localized spots along the edge.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

161475992712   Sold for $43.55, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ldljmce 12 ANTIQUE LACE FLANDERS MECHLIN BOBBIN LACE RUONDS DOILIES FIGURAL ANIMALS 5″
Size: 5″ diameters
Starting Price: $29.99
Auction ends: Nov 16, 2014, 6:58 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller kuchcollectiblesandvintagelinens, Ronkonkoma, New York, United States
Comments: A set of 12 round doilies with animal figures. At first I thought they were signs of the zodiac, but they seem to be more varied.  As for the lace, I’d call it ‘Flanders’, which is a variation on Point de Paris, but with different grounds.  Interesting designs, excellent technique.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Frayed edge on one side for the ones with the cow and dolphin.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

361106766448   Sold for $121.50, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/os5gre8 Antique lace collar bruges brussels bobbin lace?
Size: 13″ neckline, depth 3″
Starting Price: $11.00
Auction ends: Nov 16, 2014, 7:00 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller diychick2003, Davis, California, United States
Comments: I’m speculating that this is a Swedish Vadstena lace collar. This is a rarely seen lace (you can find patterns at http://elsapetersonsspetsaffar.com/), and there isn’t much in the way of other guipure bobbinlaces that looks like it.  I find it quite a striking looking piece – too bad about the cut end.
Provenance:  Seller’s personal collection.
Condition:
Modifications: One end cut.
Damage: The lace itself looks in good shape – occasional stray thread.
Soilage: Localized brown spots. Not sure of the overall color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

181582740222  Sold for $58.89, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/o89pzpd antique needle lace bonnet veil civil war – voilette dentelle ancienne
Size: 18.5″ x 60″
Starting Price: $60.00
Auction ends: Nov 17, 2014, 9:34 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller atelier1900, Galliard, France
Comments: A bonnet veil of Brussels needlelace applique on machine net.  The needlelace is quite delicately done, with simple knotted fillings.  Narrow lower border with feathery leaves, and a simple chain of flowers up the sides.  No esprits in the main ground. I think it’s quite a effective piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: One inch-long repair to the tulle.  One small hole in the tulle that I can see.
Soilage: No obvious staining, but hard to tell when photographed with this color background. There are some color variations that might be light stains.
Finish: Some horizontal and vertical fold creases.

400803123445   Sold for $60.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/ld8s3c5 Dentelle a l’aiguille Alencon 98cm x 6,5cm French Needle Lace 19thc
Size: 6.5 cm x 98 cm
Starting Price: 65.00 EUR
Auction ends: Nov 17, 2014, 11:04 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller sirjle, Paris, France
Comments: A border of Alençon needlelace with a slightly scalloped edge. The general design and the rather open rempli stitch argues for an early 19th c date. It has the réseau fin, which is a twisted buttonhole stitch with overcast return – this often doesn’t survive well, and I’m glad to see it so nicely used in this piece. Horsehair left in the picots along the lower edge.  Fillings are mainly buttonhole variations, with a few rings.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends, engrelure added.
Damage: Occasional small hole in the mesh.  One break in the lower edge, minor.
Soilage: A few localized brown stains..
Finish: Engrelure wrinkled, but lace looks OK.

331375156113   Sold for 65.00 EUR, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/l4t9qfz Dentelle aiguille Argentan Réseau Festonné 76 cm x 8 cm French Needle Lace 18thc
Size: 8 cm x 76 cm
Starting Price: 95.00 EUR
Auction ends: Nov 17, 2014, 11:06 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller sirjle, Paris, France
Comments: Given the general design of this piece I’m thinking it may have been a lappet. It’s a French needlelace with mailles (or brides) bouclée, the hexagonal 6-sided buttonholed mesh.  As I discussed with a similar piece last week offered by this seller, this mesh is made in three parts as described in the book by Delesque-Depalle.  This piece has quite an elegant design with fillings of both decorative ‘mode’ rings, and different patterns of twisted buttonhole stitches.
I’m not ready to give up on my opinion that it is very difficult to tell where such a piece was made, Alençon or Argentan. This mesh was used in both places.  But current convention among some collectors (and not all authors) would assign this piece to Argentan. The definitive work on the subject has yet to be written.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends, engrelure added to both ends.
Damage: Occasional broken mesh and a little fraying. Minor. Looks like there might be some repair attempts especially toward the right end.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious wrinkles or creases.

331375169980   Sold for 95.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/qzw6kkx Handmade CHANTILLY bobbin lace scarf or lappets late 19th C.
Size: 4.5″ x 50″
Starting Price: $25.00
Auction ends: Nov 17, 2014, 11:14 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: Pieces like this come up once in a while, in both black and white Chantilly. Although they usually have some kind of ‘bride ground’, often made of an irregular very large mesh made of the same open stitch you find in the honeycomb filling. For lack of a better term, I call these ‘Chantilly guipure’. This one is yet another variation, most notable for the crosshatch grid running up the center of the scarf.  Wish we knew more about these. I can date one white piece in my collection to the late 19th c.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: Vertical fold crease in the center.

141467167094   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/pupnyd5 105 ins antique/vintage bobbin lace – Pat Earnshaw collection
Size: 4.2″ x 105″
Starting Price: 18.00 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 17, 2014, 11:28 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: An exuberant lo0ped tape lace with some woven leaves and interesting picoted brides.  Given the design of the leaves (which look a little Genoese, but not very tightly done) and the lower edge treatment I’m guessing northern Italy. But an Eastern European origin isn’t out of the question.
Provenance:  Ex. coll. Pat Earnshaw
Condition:
Modifications: One end looks finished, the other cut. I wonder if the top edge was cut; some of the motifs look a little abruptly terminated. Engrelure attached.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Pale cream color, with a few small brown spots.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231383444299   Sold for 53.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/knpefdc Antique Honiton bobbin lace collar- English lace
Size: 40 cm neckline, ~7 cm deep.
Starting Price: 14.00 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 17, 2014, 11:55 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller hedgehogpear, BN8, United Kingdom
Comments: A small Honiton collar. Snails/slugs style with a nicely put together design. The pattern is not symmetric, but I think it is quite effective as is.  Extensive leadwork tally fillings in the roses. Twisted pair brides, but I don’t think they are needle-made.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None, but the flowers at the ends look almost like an afterthought.
Damage: A little fraying in the center rose.  Some loose brides, right center top.
Soilage: Occasional small brown spot.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

161476758989   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/qdrc4fp Beautiful Antique Cream Brussels Applied Lace Stole (94″ long)
Size: ~12.5″ to 17″ x ~94.5″
Starting Price: 65.00 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 17, 2014, 12:04 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller isohex, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Comments: A rectangular shawl of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net. The motifs are quite large, and note the small esprits in the ground. This is a good middle-market product.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Seller cites 9 or 10 very small holes. One motif coming away from the edge.
Soilage: Seller cites about four areas with brown marks.
Finish: No obvious creases, but a little wrinkled.

361111111723   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/q3bhr5y Antique Honiton bobbin lace hanky handkerchief- English lace wedding
Size: ~15″ square
Starting Price: 14.00 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 17, 2014, 12:07 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller hedgehogpear, BN8, United Kingdom
Comments: A Honiton guipure handkerchief.  Snails/slugs style, and I like the way the edge motifs project out into space.  Nicely put together design.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Occasional broken bride (esp. lower right corner) and some pinholes in the cloth.
Soilage: Lace looks clean but a bit worn.
Finish: Horizontal and vertical fold creases; a little wrinkled and worn. Motifs don’t lay flat around the edges.

161476767806   Sold for 62.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pc5gny8 ANTIQUE HONITON LACE STOLE
Size: 66 cm x 238 m
Starting Price: 40.00 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 17, 2014, 12:20 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller wheresit2, Wimborne, United Kingdom
Comments: A rectangular shawl of Honiton applique on machine net.  The motifs are carefully done; some of it is starting to deviate from snails/slugs style in a positive way.  Good tight work in a pleasing, fairly simple design.  I think it is quite effective.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: One cut in an edge corner, occasional detachment, a few pinholes in the tulle.
Soilage: Occasional brown spot in the tulle.
Finish: Light creasing, minor.

111512077042   Sold for 40.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/nfy3nl4 SHABBY ANTIQUE VTG NET LACE WEDDING SHAWL? RUNNER VICTORIAN POINT DE GAZE?
Size: 32″ x 85″
Starting Price: $199.99
Auction ends: Nov 17, 2014, 12:20 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller rhiannon2729, Hawthorn, New Jersey, United States
Comments: A mantilla of Duchesse de Bruges – an unusual form for this lace. It has a typical diamond-shaped headpiece and lappet ends. Photos aren’t clear enough to tell if it is reshaped form something else. A little raised work against halfstitch background. Typical Duchesse motifs.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None, probably.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos, perhaps an occasional broken bride.
Soilage: Some small brown spots.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

171537450070   Sold for $410.00, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mppf9vr Elaborate Lace Antqiue Irish Crochet Collar ~ Large Intricate ~ Collect
Size: 19″ – not sure what that means.
Starting Price: $100.00
Auction ends: Nov 17, 2014, 5:11 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller sohovintage1, Albertville, Minnesota, United States
Comments: An Irish Crochet collar.  Simpler Rose of Sharon design on the inside, with a heavier motif border on the outside.  I like this combination. The larger motifs are tightly woven with good raised work, interesting designs.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: One small hole.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

301388760253   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/lafehdx Antique Lace Brussels Point De Gaze Lace Collar ~ Collect
Size: ~4″ x 40″
Starting Price: $100.00
Auction ends: Nov 17, 2014, 5:57 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller sohovintage1, Albertville, Minnesota, United States
Comments: A Point de Gaze round collar, raised petal roses.  Good design with some well-done decorative ‘mode’ fillings.  Unfortunately the photos don’t enlarge so it’s a bit hard to assess condition.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious crease or wrinkles.

291292592006   Sold for $165.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/k3p9pcs 130″ x 5.9″ Early 19thc Brussels Applicated Lace on Drochel Ground 3,30m x 15cm
Size: 5.9″ x 130″
Starting Price: $225.00
Auction ends: Nov 17, 2014, 7:48 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller sirjle, Paris, France
Comments: A flounce of Brussels bobbinlace application on Droschel ground.  Early 19th century, and quite beautiful.  I have several things like this in my collection, all made of superfine handspun linen thread; to my mind some of the best ever spun.  This one has a lovely simple design of a short repeat of flowers and leaves, with small leaves used as esprits above.  A lovely piece with a wonderful drape.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: A few tears around the area of the join.  A few pulls in the mesh.
Soilage: Light creamy color, 2 orange dots.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331375044716   Sold for $225.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/pvcxv5z 19thc Brussels Lace WEdding Veil 108″ x 12″, 2,75m x 31cm Dress Voile de Mariée
Size: 12″ x 108″
Starting Price: $225.00
Auction ends: Nov 17, 2014, 7:50 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller sirjle, Paris, France
Comments: A narrow rectangular shawl of Brussels bobbin lace application on machine net.  The motifs and pattern are simply designed and nicely worked, with a delicate border around the entire piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Occasional loose thread, minor. Tulle looks in good shape.
Soilage: Creamy color, seller cites 2 orange areas in the middle section.  Some dark spots on the backside, perhaps a result of ironing.
Finish: Some vertical light fold creases.

331375013962   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/l56xa3d Antique Brussels point de gaze lace pretty Butterfly
Size: 2″ down center, just under 4″ across wings.
Starting Price: 22.99 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 18, 2014, 9:04 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A Point de Gaze butterfly with good 3-dimensional effect in the upper wings.  Some nice decorative fillings, altogether a pleasing piece. These were made in the 20th century as tourist items by various lace shops in Brussels. When I visited Zele in 1978, I met an elderly woman who was still making them.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller says it could do with a light launder – difficult given the nature of the piee.
Finish: No creases or wrinkles.

291293177055   Sold for 39.83 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ozb3g6c Antique Handmade Point de Gaze Needle lace FAN LEAF Collector
Size: ~20″ wide, ~5.5″ center depth, 6″ side edges.
Starting Price: $275.00
Auction ends: Nov 18, 2014, 3:17 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A Point de Gaze fan leaf. The rose petals looks like they might be raised, but they actually are not, which is a good choice for a fan.  Nice romantic floral design with decorative ‘mode’ fillings, mostly rings of chains, and rings around flower centers.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: I only see one tiny pull in the mesh, minor.
Soilage: Ecru or light beige color.
Finish: No creases or wrinkles, looks unused.

131347515316   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/ps7xsek Antique Honiton applique lace very lovely long stole
Size: 23″ x 110″
Starting Price: 140.00 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 19, 2014, 8:15 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A rectangular shawl of Honiton applique on machine net. Large motifs, still a little in the snails/slugs style, but with some innovation in the flowerheads. I especially like the motifs that are just outlined with a narrow plait, probably a 10-stick technique. Good woven tally leadwork fillings.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few pulls in the tulle. One badly done repair about 8″ long.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

291294215344   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/lpzfm8d ANTIQUE 19th C. English Honiton bobbin lace from METROPOLITAN MUSEUM old trim
Size: 3.5″ x 72″
Starting Price: $49.99
Auction ends: Nov 19, 2014, 8:20 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller slavart, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Comments: A border of Honiton guipure with a short repeat of a double row of flowers. Good woven tally leadworks, and note the plaited picoted brides. A little snails/slugs style, nicely made with a dense ‘flower garden’ effect.
Provenance:  Checking on the provenance with the seller.
Condition:
Modifications: One end might be cut, the other has a nice finish. Engrelure added.
Damage: A few broken and frayed brides.
Soilage: Seller cites some minor age spotting.  I’m unsure of the true color from just looking at the photos.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

151471021987   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/lvexyz5 125 ins antique early peasant bobbin lace Pat Earnshaw collection
Size: 5.3″ x 125″
Starting Price: 18.00 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 19, 2014, 10:19 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A heavy linen lace with the rather blocky design associated with Pescocostanzo, Italy. This bold lace is one of my favorites, and I like the flowing floral and leaf design. There are also a few small “x’s” of woven leaves, again an Italian characteristic. About the top third looks like it was made separately and sewn to the lower piece.  I’m fairly certain that the bottom edge is intact, but quite worn.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Worn lower edge, the rest looks in good shape.
Soilage: “Mid cream color with some age discoloration”.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231385508982   Sold for 147.99 GBP, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mysewyo Dentelle ancienne à l’aiguille, Bruxelles Point de Gaze,fuseaux . 420cmx 6 cm.
Size: 6 cm x 420 cm
Starting Price: 150.00 EUR
Auction ends: Nov 20, 2014, 9:49 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller artdecorouen, Anceaumeville, France
Comments: A narrow, long border of Point d’Angleterre, which is primarily a delicate bobbinlace with a Point de Gaze ground. This one has some motifs in needlelace, along with interesting decorative ‘mode’ fillings. The lacemakers have packed a lot into a small space.  One of the better later 19th century Belgian laces.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: One end looks cut, can’t see the other end. Engrelure added.
Damage: A few pinholes in the mesh, and lower edge is a bit worn.
Soilage: A few red stains.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

321584504584   Sold for 156.00 EUR, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kunnqwx dentelle ancienne point de gaze a l aiguille bruxelles 2,60m/17cm
Size: 17 cm x 2.6 m
Starting Price: 20.00 EUR
Auction ends: Nov 20, 2014, 10:33 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller artdecorouen, Anceaumeville, France
Comments: A flounce of Brussels bobbinlace application on machine net.  Good romantic floral design, quite naturalistic.  Not many decorative fillings, but very good technique. Small dots used at esprits in the upper ground.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut one end, can’t see the other.
Damage: Pinholes in the mesh, some repairs.  I think the mesh replacement might have been part of the original manufacture.  A little worn at the top engrelure, also along the lower edge.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: A little wrinkled.

321584556159   Sold for 109.00 EUR, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lc4axte 18th C. Brussels bobbin lace in a 19th C. Fichu COLLECTOR Reenactor
Size: 46″ inside edge, 10″ deep.
Starting Price: $295.00
Auction ends: Nov 20, 2014, 12:18 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: This is quite an assembly of mid 19th century Brussels laces. As the seller points out, some of it looks like lappets.  I think the part around the neckline may have been cut out and appliqued on machine net, in other areas the droschel ground is intact.  A good study piece of some excellent lace – not that I would personally endorse such a reworking. You loose a lot of the original character of the lace.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Assembled from other pieces.
Damage: General wear throughout, fraying and repairs.
Soilage: Ecru or light beige.
Finish: A little wrinkled.

131349090294   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/o3fzhhs EVENTAIL 19ème DENTELLE CHANTILLY FLEURS NACRE 19thC LACE fna Fächer ventaglio
Size: 32 cm high
Starting Price: 249.00 EUR
Auction ends: Nov 20, 2014, 12:45 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller merveillesdeparis, PARIS, France
Comments: A Chantilly fan with Mother of Pearl (Abalone) sticks. Fairly simple naturalistic design, quite effective with good technique. It has been backed with silk, which has helped it survive very well.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Guardstick repaired. A few pinholes and minor pulls in the mesh.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: Expected fan folds.

111515769671   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/kboz6jo Antique Handmade Brussels Duchesse Bobbin Lace Collar Trim Ecru
Size: 23″ long, 3.5″ max depth.
Starting Price: $124.99 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: Nov 21, 2014, 9:13 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller rachels_linen, Ocala, Florida, United States
Comments: A collar of Rosaline.  I can’t tell if the perls are bobbin or needle-made. Fairly elaborate design, tending a little away from the Rosaline standard.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few loose threads and broken brides.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Wrinkled.  Has a slight shrunken washed look.

400793316129   Unsold as of 11/22/2014 9:53 PM MST.

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Lace Event Spain: 14a. Trobada de Puntaires Alcoletge – November 16, 2014

14a. Trobada de Puntaires Alcoletge (Lleida, Catalonia)
Organizers:  Associació de Dones d’Alcoletge i Grup de Puntaires
Ajuntament d’Alcoletge
Date: Sunday, November 16, 2014
Time:  see agenda
Place:  Pavelló Municipal, in la Plaça del Països Catalans
Website:
Information:  Pepita, 973 19 60 76.  goretti@a21@hotmail.com
donesalcoletge@gmail.com
Registration:  Deadline for lacemaker registration October 31, 2014.

Agenda:
10:00 Reception for participants
Events include:
breakfast
lacemaking demonstration
drawing
delivery of gifts.

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Lace Event UK: The 25th National Christmas Lacemaker’s Fair – December 6, 2014

The 25th National Christmas Lacemaker’s Fair
Sponsors: John and Jennifer Ford Lacemaking Events
“October Hill”, Upper Longdon, Rugeley, Staffordshire WS15 1QB
Date: Saturday, December 6, 2014
Place: Cranmore ParkCranmore Ave, Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands B90 4LF
http://www.cranmorepark.co.uk
Time: 10.00 AM to 4:00 PM
Website: http://tinyurl.com/kk3825w
Information:  lacemaking2000@yahoo.co.uk

Suppliers: Many suppliers present – see flyer
Exhibition: “A Learning Curve”, A Lifetime of exploration and development in comtemporary lace by Jane Atkinson
Drawing:  Win a weekend course at Knutson Hall (http://tinyurl.com/mbuz3mq)

Tickets: Advance tickets £8.50.  At the door from 9:30 AM £9.00
Under 16 free. Discounts for bookings of 10+
Admission to the restaurant from 9.00 AM for ticket holders.
Tickets available from John & Jennifer Ford up to Nov 29th.
Cheques payable to J. Ford, please include SASE
“October Hill” Upper Longdon, Rugeley, Staffordshire WS15 1QB
Booking form: 2014 Lace Group Booking Form  (MS Word)

2014 will be the last year that John and Jennifer will be organizing lacemaking events.

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Shirley

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Lace Event Spain: XV Encuentro de Bolillos ciudad de Sabiñanigo – November 16, 2014

XV Encuentro de Bolillos ciudad de Sabiñanigo (Huesca, Aragon)
Organizers:  Asoc. de Mujeres y Consumidores Alto Gállego
Comarca Alto Gállego, Ayuntamiento de Sabiñanigo
Date: Sunday, November 16, 2014
Time: 9:30 to 13:30
Place: Polideportivo Puente Sardas
Website:  http://tinyurl.com/ol2ylqr
Information:  info@lamerceria.com, 974.49.55.44

sabinanigo

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Lace Event USA – Lacemakers and Collectors Exchange – June 13, 2015

Lacemakers and Collectors Exchange Lace Day
Sponsor:
Lacemakers and Collectors Exchange
Date: Saturday, June 13, 2015
Time: 
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Place:
American Legion Hall
4000 N. Saratoga Ave, Downer’s Grove, Illinois, USA
Web Site: http://www.lacemakersofillinois.org
Information:  Nancy Jones and Kanella Diakoumis co-chairs, kanellaatc@yahoo.com.
Potential vendors please contact co-chairs.

This post will be updated as more information becomes available.

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Lace Event UK: The 27th Southern Counties Lacemaker’s and Needlecraft Fair – November 22, 2014

The 27th Couthern Counties Lacemaker’s and Needlecraft Fair
Date: Saturday, November 22, 2014
Place: Havant Leisure Centre
Havant, Hampshire, P09 2AY
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Website:  http://www.havant2014.blogspot.com

Exhibitions: A Display of White Work Embroidery by Jenny Adin-Christie
Demonstrations:  Japanese Embroidery Guild
Buster Lacemakers
Suppliers:  Numerous, see flyer and website.
In attendance: The Lace Guild, The Lace Society, The Guild of Needlelaces, OIDFA, The Ring of Tatters

Tickets: At the door £4.50, under 16 £1.00
Refreshments available all day
Group tickets available in advance, £40.00 for a block of 10 with SAE from Julie Snowden, 12 Barnfield Road, Petersfield, Hampshire GU31 4DQ

Provisional date for 2015 is Saturday, November 21st.

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Havant

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Lace Event Germany: 4. NRW Klöppeltreffen – Schwarzes Gold, Bochum – November 15, 2014

4. NRW Klöppeltreffen
Theme:  Schwarzes Gold
Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014
Place: Familienbildungsstätte
am Bergbaumuseum 37, Bochum, Germany
Time: 10:00 to 18:00
Website:
http://tinyurl.com/obsfvdw
Information:
   Margot.Effertz@gmx.de

Schwarzes Gold, Black Gold, refers to the coal mining industry in the northern Ruhr region. This event occurs every two years in Bochum with a different theme each time.
Black and Gold lace will dominate the exhibitions this year. The conference project is to make gold stars of bobbinlace, and over 300 from approximately 130 lacemakers have been submitted.  These have also been shown at the 2014 IOLI convention in Sacremento.
There isn’t much information about this event on the web. Ulrike Voelcker is a prime organizer of this event; Bochum is her home town. She and Susie Johnson wrote a piece about it in the Fall 2014 IOLI Bulletin.

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