Lace Event Spain: II Trobada de Puntaires, Bellcaire d’Empordà – May 4, 2014

II Trobada de Puntaires, Bellcaire d’Empordà (Baix Empordà, Catalonia)
Organizers:  Puntaires de Bellcaire
Date: Sunday, May 4, 2014
Time: 10:00 to 13:00
Place: la Plaça dels Comtes d’Empúries, al costat del Castell Palau del Comtes.
Website: http://tinyurl.com/oc93aua
Registration: To participate you must call the Civic Centre 972 765 917
Contact:  mmerceroviraregas@gmail.com, +34637431338

This event is associated with the Festa de la Divina Pastora.

Bellcaire   Bellcaire map

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Lace Event Spain: VIII Trobada de Boixets de Xilxes – May 4, 2014

VIII Trobada de Boixets de Xilxes/Chilches (Castellón, Valencian Community)
Organizers:  la Asociación de Amas de Casa de Chilches
Date: Sunday, May 4, 2014
Time: 10:00 to 13:00
Place: el Salón Polifuncional de Chilches
Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/oofb3vm

Had a hard time finding anything about this one, and I’m guessing at the version number.   They expect 400 lacemakers, and have already baked 400 cups of flan!

Xilxes map

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Ebay Alerts! Forty-three items – May 4, 2014

I’m breaking up the ‘Soilage’ category under ‘Condition’ into two parts. I’ll keep the term ‘Soilage’ to indicate deviations from whatever the original color of the piece was. Adding a new term ‘Finish’, to indicate creases, folds, shrinkage from washing, general patina wear, things like that.  I couldn’t think of a better term to encompass all this – suggestions welcome.

http://tinyurl.com/ltxc8gc ANTIQUE LACE-LARGE IRISH CROCHET COLLAR
Size: 16″ neckline, 9″ deep
Starting Price: $75.00
Auction ends: May 04, 2014 06:34:01 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A deep Irish Crochet collar. Square picoted mesh – picots look crocheted.  Quite a bit of raised work, often a narrow looped band worked on top of the base motif.  Some of the stems are looped together. Excellent tight work.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Seller cites a few broken brides. Separation in edge lower left point.
Soilage:  Looks clean – very white.
Finish:  No obvious wrinkles or creases. Some edge loops not quite flat.

151290550167   Sold for $132.50, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/laer5g5 ANTIQUE LACE-LARGE BRUSSELS LACE COLLAR W/POINT DE GAZE
Size: 10″ neckline, 10″ deep
Starting Price: $195.00
Auction ends: May 04, 2014 06:53:39 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A deep collar of Brussels Duchesse. Raised petal roses in the Point de Gaze inserts, which are arranged around the outer edge.  Quite a dense design, conventional Duchesse motifs. No raised work in the bobbinlace, but there are a few decorative needle-made ‘mode’ fillings.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos. Point de Gaze mesh looks intact.
Soilage:  Looks clean.
Finish:  No obvious creases or folds. Motif edges look fairly sharp, not perfect, but it doesn’t have a used look.

151290565110   Sold for $250.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mqqpfqm ANTIQUE LACE- BRUSSELS LACE COLLAR
Size: ~16″ x ~5″ laid flat?
Starting Price: $39.99
Auction ends: May 04, 2014 06:27:19 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A collar of Duchesse de Bruges.  Good raised work on trefoil leaves. The overall design is a combination of rather thin leaves and larger single flowers and leaflets.  Irregular plaited bride ground with tiny looped picots.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Seller cites one reattachment needed at top, I’m having trouble finding the place.
Soilage:  Looks clean.
Finish:   No obvious creases or folds. Motif edges look sharp.

390832796972   Sold for $39.99, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/ld5493b 84 ins antique/vintage Milanese bobbin lace 17th/18 C – Pat Earnshaw collection
Size: 4.2″ x 184″
Starting Price: 50.00 GBP
Auction ends: May 04, 2014 10:11:52 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of Milanese tape lace. Good decoration of the tapes, and note the use of picoted brides.  The design is meant to compete with Venise needlelaces, although this one doesn’t really explore the floral space much. Very difficult to date something like this since it was widely made into the 19th c. Might be late 18th or early 19th c.
Provenance:  Ex. coll. Pat Earnshaw
Condition:
Modifications: Ends look like they might have some finishing. Separate engrelure sewn on top. I don’t think the top has been cut.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage:  Looks clean.
Finish:   General age patina.

331187892530   Sold for 73.89 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qjxhq9y 43 ins antique/vintage 18th Century Mechlin lace – Pat Earnshaw collection
Size: 4″ x 14″
Starting Price: 20.00 GBP
Auction ends: May 04, 2014 10:19:21 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A Louis XV mid 18th century Mechlin border.  I’ve been reading a few of the articles of Berthilda Vandoren who wrote extensively about Mechlin in the International Lace Magazine.  The ground was known as ‘ijzelgrond’ in the city of Mechlin itself, which translates by her to ‘sugar frost ground’. It describes the dew attached to flowers and leaves on a frosty winter morning.   This piece has may quatrefoil motifs which are more a 4-petaled flower. Each of the petals has a little opening called a ‘mirror’, something found throughout Mechlin. It’s a small arrangement of twisted threads in a circle, each one made was a prayer to the Virgin. This piece is an excellent example, just wish there were more.
Provenance:  Ex. coll. Pat Earnshaw
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends, one end secured. Engrelure added at top.
Damage: Engrelure a bit frayed in places – lace looks OK.
Soilage:  cream color, some pale brown discoloration.
Finish:   No folds or wrinkles.

231216215860   Sold for 150.99, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/k7zusl6 87ins antique/vintage Mechlin lace edging late 19th C – Pat Earnshaw collection
Size: 2.6″ x 87″
Starting Price: 25.00 GBP
Auction ends: May 04, 2014 10:56:29 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A mid 19th Century Mechlin border with a romantic naturalistic design. As with most Mechlin, the motifs are a little blocky.  Three rows of esprits in the ground above.
Provenance:  Ex. coll. Pat Earnshaw
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage:  Soft ivory color with some small pale brown spots.
Finish:   No obvious folds or wrinkles.

231216240159   Sold for 96.00 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lra5hd5 EARLY ROMANTIC SILK MALTESE LAE WEDDING HANKY~EXCELLENT COND~Tiny Hole in Silk
Size: 2.6″ x 87″
Starting Price: $48.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: May 04, 2014 15:50 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller grannyfannyssattic, Melbourne, Florida, United States
Comments: A Maltese handkerchief, probably early or mid 20th c.  Maltese crosses alternate with a large plaited star ground motif. Some good guipure close into the center. Altogether a pleasing design.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos to the lace – tiny hole in the silk center.
Soilage:  Looks clean, original cream color.
Finish:   Fold lines evident, center a little wrinkled.

351041699565   Buy-it-Now exercised, $48.00.

http://tinyurl.com/jw8nhhe EXQUISITE ANTIQUE POINT DE VENISE TABLECLOTH FRENCH CASTLES HUNT SCENE 84X118
Size: 84″ x 118″
Starting Price: $299.99
Auction ends: May 04, 2014 18:49:47 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller kuchcollectiblesandvintagelinens, Ronkonkoma, New York, United States
Comments: A Venise needlelace table cover with figural decoration; a medieval hunt seen with castle.  I’m going to say this is a Belgian Zele piece, they were know for high quality figural Venise needlelace. Other option is Italy.  There is a coat of arms included in the design.
Provenance:  From an estate that included linens from several generations.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Several broken brides, two tears in the edge.
Soilage:  “Light overall storage shadowing”
Finish:   No obvious folds.  A little wrinkled from general wear.

360916675937   Sold for $1,000.00, 8 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/m6ys8yw EXQUISITE ANTIQUE BRUSSELS DUCHESSE POINT DE GAZE LACE TRIM 3D BRIDAL 3 1/2 X 51
Size: 3.5″ x 51″
Starting Price: $49.99
Auction ends: May 04, 2014 18:53:43 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller kuchcollectiblesandvintagelinens, Ronkonkoma, New York, United States
Comments: A Duchesse de Bruxelles border.  Double raised petal roses with no ground along the border, little sprigs with ground in inserts in the middle of the piece. Lots of raised work in the bobbinlace on halfstitch background.  Quite an effective design.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Ends cut.
Damage: Several broken brides.
Soilage:  Soft ivory.
Finish:   No obvious folds or wrinkles

161288001182   Sold for $272.00, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/olgyydm DENTELLE de VALENCIENNES sur TULLE ancienne FRISE de RINCEAUX 2 m X 3,5 cm
Size: 3.5 cm x 2 m.
Starting Price: 19.90 EUR
Auction ends: May 05, 2014 07:02:17 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller melmoth03, France métropolitaine, France
Comments: A round-hole Valenciennes border, sometimes known as Valenciennes Anglaise.  This one is unusual because of the accompanying note which reads something like ‘2 meters of Valenciennes’ – I can’t read the next line by it ends in ‘1874’.  Last lines is something like ‘it dates in the region of 1848.’
Provenance:  Found in a secret drawer in a cabinet.
Condition:
Modifications: Only one photo so I can’t see the ends.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photo.
Soilage:  Looks white.
Finish:   Maybe one faint fold line in the picture.

360917070471   Sold for 25.50 EUR, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kwf2jzo ANTIQUE LACE-BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LAPPET
Size: 4″ x 42″
Starting Price: $95.00
Auction ends: May 06, 2014 06:38:49 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A Point de Gaze lappet scarf, no raised work.  Condition is exceptional. Note the large looped single picots around the edges, sometimes connected by a thread.  The design is not very naturalistic, and a little simplified – but altogether it works well. The design if fairly dense, gives it a bit of a ‘grey’ look. A few heavy rings used as decorative ‘mode’ fillings.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Mesh looks intact except for one tiny pinhole, maybe. A few outer picot loops cut.
Soilage:  Looks clean.
Finish:   No obvious folds or wrinkles.

390832801821   Sold for $120.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/n3wsjur ANTIQUE LACE-BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE
Size: 2.75″ x 68″
Starting Price: $95.00
Auction ends: May 06, 2014 06:44:59 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A narrow border of Point de Gaze, no raised work. This reminds me a lot of the previous lappet set, with the same looped picots along the lower edge.  Some raised ring fillings also have picots.  The leaf design is a little more naturalistic, with some attempt at shading.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Some of the upper edge looks a little frayed, see the middle of the bottom photo. Otherwise no obvious damage. Mesh looks good.
Soilage:  Looks clean.
Finish:   No obvious folds or wrinkles.

151292285344   Sold for $285.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lnou3ys ANTIQUE LACE-BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE DRESS FRONT,CUFFS
Size: insert: ~17″ x 6-3/3″ (mistype in measurement?) cuffs 2.2″ x 9.5″ plus addition.
Starting Price: $150.00
Auction ends: May 06, 2014 07:00:00 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A set of triangular dress insert and two cuffs. Pieces have been added to the tops of all of these, but could be removed. The cuffs and insert appear to match in design with excellent naturalistic raised petal roses. A few decorative fillings in flower centers and in a band at the top of the insert.  A higher end market set.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Pieces of Point de Gaze attached to tops of cuffs, and some Duchesse de Bruxelles at the top of the insert.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.Mesh looks good.
Soilage:  Looks clean.
Finish:   Slight vertical fold in the insert noticeable.

151292299930   Sold for $150.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/n3bdjys ANTIQUE LACE-NEEDLEPOINT LACE COLLAR
Size: ~25″ x 3.75″ max depth
Starting Price: $29.99
Auction ends: May 06, 2014 07:04:04 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A collar of Venise needlelace. Hard to tell where something like this was made, but I’ll guess Belgium.  The raised edges are loosely buttonholed, which is also a technique of Point de Gaze.  Nicely picoted brides, good slightly decorated clothwork, with rather simple fillings.  Good design, it has a nice presence.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage:  Looks clean.
Finish:   No obvious folds or wrinkles.

390832812382   Sold for $36.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kr6553w ANTIQUE LACE-BRUSSELS LACE DRESS FRONT W/POINT DE GAZE
Size: 15″ x 12.5″
Starting Price: $85.00
Auction ends: May 06, 2014 07:08:54 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A collar of Duchesse de Bruxelles with a front triangular insert. Raised petal rose in the single Point de Gaze insert. Conventional Duchesse motifs, no raised work. Design is good, form a bit unusual.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos. Mesh in the Point de Gaze looks good.
Soilage:  Looks clean.
Finish:   No obvious wrinkles or folds.

390832815944  No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/kbvqcwu ANTIQUE LACE-HAND MADE SHAPED OVAL INSERTIONS,RABBITS,BIRDS,DOGS
Size: each 7.5″ x 4.5″
Starting Price: $85.00
Auction ends: May 06, 2014 07:13:49 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A set of six little ‘oval’ inserts with figural motifs. All bobbinlace, looks like a fond chant used for the ground, and a kind of 6-pointed star honeycomb used for the sky. I think there might be some kind of tag on the backs of each. We usually think of these figural motifs as Italian, but giving the technique France is also a possibility.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage:  Looks clean.
Finish:   No obvious wrinkling, slight crease in the dog motif.

390832819359   Sold for $66.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lbth6b3 ANTIQUE LACE-19THC.ALENCON LACE BORDER
Size: 43.5″ x 3.5″
Starting Price: $95.00
Auction ends: May 06, 2014 07:19:23 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: An Alençon border, late 18th or early 19th c.  Typical ‘Herren Alençon’ arrangement of réseau fin along the border and a bride tortilleé above. Fairly simple decorative ‘mode’ fillings. The little circles used as esprits are a bit unusual. This is a lace meant to be ruffled.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut. Engrelure added at the top.
Damage: A few pulls in the upper ground. Much better condition than usually found.
Soilage:  Might be a few faint brown spots, a little hard to tell from the photos.
Finish:   A few fold lines, see to the left in the photo.

390832822412   Sold for $95.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/mgpvs53 ANTIQUE LACE-PRETTY BRUSSELS LACE FLOUNCE
Size: 7.5″ x 85″
Starting Price: $125.00
Auction ends: May 06, 2014 07:26:49 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A border of Brussels bobbin and needlelace applique on machine net. The raised petal needlelace roses used in applique are unusual, especial with some diamond windows in the raised petal clothwork. There are also a few complex grid-like ‘mode’ fillings along the border. Technique is quite good, note the esprits filling the upper border.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut. Engrelure added at the top.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage:  Looks clean.
Finish:   A few faint fold lines.

390832826015   Sold for $177.50, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lkeeqq9 ANTIQUE LACE-PRETTY BRUSSELS APPLIQUE FLOUNCE
Size: 3″ x 74″
Starting Price: $35.00
Auction ends: May 06, 2014 07:33:37 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A narrow border of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net.  The work is quite fine with small, naturalistic motifs. Extensive rows of esprits in the upper ground.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut. Engrelure added at the top.  Bottom edge worn in localized spots.  A few loose threads in the engrelure, as if originally attached to something.
Damage: A few pulls and repairs in the tulle.
Soilage:  Looks clean.
Finish:   At least one crease. No wrinkling that I can see.

151292321159   Sold for $37.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/onpo2n9 ANTIQUE LACE-CIRCA 19THC.-BRUSSELS LACE FLOUNCE
Size: 7.5″ x 85″
Starting Price: $225.00
Auction ends: May 06, 2014 07:55:53 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A border of Duchesse de Bruxelles, with raised petal roses in the Point de Gaze inserts. A reasonable wide piece with conventional Duchesse motifs.  Some raised work on half stitch in scrolls along the bottom.
Provenance:  Part of a museum deaccession.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: A few pinholes in the Point de Gaze mesh.
Soilage:  Looks clean.
Finish:   No obvious creases or wrinkles.

390832849203   Sold for $225.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/mqhfa8x Antique Super Fine Handmade Bobbin Lace Lappet
Size: 4″ x 14″
Starting Price: $34.99
Auction ends: May 06, 2014 07:55:53 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller ogop, Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: A jabot piece of Rosaline. You can fold one end on top of the other. It looks like classic Rosaline, but without any raised perls. This is a later 19th c lace. Design is a little messy, but the technique is excellent.
Provenance:  From a local lace collection.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage:  Looks clean.
Finish:   No folds or wrinkling that I can see.

251520303301   Sold for $62.58, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pv6hnxs ANTIQUE LACE-CIRCA 17TH-18THC.FLEMISH LACE
Size: 1.75″ x 39″ without net.
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve
Auction ends: May 06, 2014 08:09:13 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A narrow border of Brussels bobbinlace with bride ground, around 1730. Very dense pattern with some raised edges and partridge eye fillings. It is so dense that I wonder if it might be English.  Difficult to tell at this period in time.  Excellent technique.
Provenance:  Part of a museum deaccession.
Condition:
Modifications: Engrelure added at upper edge, attached to a piece of machine tulle. looks a little abrupt long the top of the lace, but I don’t think it’s been cut.
Damage: A few pinholes, nothing major.
Soilage:  Looks clean.
Finish:   A little wrinkled and some creases.  Creasing can actually be an issue for linen lace – difficult to remove.

151292354055   $45.00, 1 bidder, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/q4tong8 ANTIQUE LACE-BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE HANDKERCHIEF
Size: ~16″ square
Starting Price: $195.00
Auction ends: May 06, 2014 09:27:05 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A Point de Gaze handkerchief, no raised work.
Provenance:  Part of a museum deaccession. Good design, with a verticality feel, maybe a little crowded. Only a few simple decorative ‘mode’ accents.  Single looped picots at the points long the outer edge.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Some small repairs, a few tiny holes. One tiny hole in the lawn.
Soilage:  A few small brown spots throughout.
Finish:  Fold lines evident.

390832983389   Sold for $195.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/ll36ean ANTIQUE LACE-LOVELY TAMBOUR LACE TABLECLOTH
http://tinyurl.com/n2cm8la ANTIQUE LACE-LOVELY TAMBOUR LACE CLOTH
Size: ~30″ square, ~24″ square
Starting Price: $75.00, $35.00
Auction ends: May 06, 2014 09:35:09 PDT, May 06, 2014 09:44:11 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: These two pieces are quite similar so I’m putting them together.Muslin applique on machine net – the edges look overcast.  Additional embroidery helps accent the motif definition.  Note the 4-leaf buds used as esprits in the second example – that’s a great detail.  Both show the same heavy outer edge with a center motif, lots of esprits in between. Very difficult to tell where these were made.  I don’t see any tambour stitch, although it might have been used on the outer edges.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: First piece looks OK, second has a few tiny holes in the mesh.
Soilage:  Occasional small brown stains. Overall cream color.
Finish: Second piece is a bit wrinkled.  Fold lines seen in both, especially the first one.

390832999123   390833012798
Sold for $134.50, 3 bidders.
Sold for $35.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/q9rs5nc ANTIQUE LACE-CIRCA 19THC.BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE BORDER
Size: ~3″ x 84″
Starting Price: $195.00
Auction ends: May 06, 2014 09:54:23 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A Point de Gaze border, no raised work. Interesting design, looks almost like snowflakes in 2 alternating motifs for a short repeat.  Good decorative ‘mode’ fillings.
Provenance:  Part of a museum deaccession
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if cut. Rather wide engrelure added at top.
Damage: Nothing obvious from photos. Mesh looks good.
Soilage:  Looks quite clean.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles, looks unused.

151292435454   Sold for $356.50, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ks9mv2z antique bobbin and needle lace applique lace wedding shawl double pointe
Size: 76″ x 118″
Starting Price: $2,000.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: May 06, 2014 09:54:23 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller atelier1900, Gaillard, France
Comments: A wide rectangular shawl of Brussels bobbinlace application on machine net. Needlelace accents, primarily as fillings. Interesting design, and you can fold this so that the right side always shows.  The work is very open, and the designs seem to be more fruits than florals, like pomegranates.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Three tears along one corner edge.  Looks like some of the tulle was replaced, probably in the original piece (see 5th photo from the end).  Slight fraying along some edges.
Soilage:  Looks clean.
Finish:  Nice soft drape to the tulle.

301137858514  Unsold as of 5/8/2014 9:44 AM MST.

http://tinyurl.com/qgakeue 106 ins antique/vintage Mechlin lace early 19th C – Pat Earnshaw Collection
Size: 4.2″ x 106″
Starting Price: 20.00 GBP
Auction ends: May 06, 2014 11:07:47 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: An earlier 19th c Mechlin border, straight edge with repeats of single carnation-like flower and leaf.  8 rows of esprits above.  Some half stitch done in the leaves. A simple, effective design.
Provenance:  Ex coll Pat Earnshaw
Condition:
Modifications: Ends cut.
Damage: Some pulls in the mesh, repairs along top.
Soilage:  ‘mid cream color’.
Finish:  Top edge not completely straight, but this is a soft lace with a bit of wear.

331189840664   Sold for 20.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/lhu2dvg Antique finest linen Brussels Duchess lace large bridal handkerchief
Size: 14″ square
Starting Price: $290.00
Auction ends: May 06, 2014 18:46:14 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller ll-antiques, Montgomery Village, Maryland, United States
Comments: A Duchesse de Bruges or Ghent handkerchief. Elaborate, well done design, I especially like the edge next to the cloth. There are a few raised needle-made rings decorating flower and leaf centers, note the loops around the flower rings.  Various rolled and raised edges in the bobbinlace, not too much. Interesting combination of half and whole stitch throughout.  An interesting design, quite effective.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage:  lace a slightly dark ivory. Center cloth looks a little stained.
Finish:  Horizontal and vertical fold lines, some wrinkling in the cloth.

201082077868   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/meuwy6p Antique Belgium Brussels Point de Gaze scarf collar jabot lappet 56″x5.5″
Size: 5.5″ x 56″ – narrows to 5″ width at center.
Starting Price: $249.00
Auction ends: May 06, 2014 18:48:38 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller ll-antiques, Montgomery Village, Maryland, United States
Comments: A narrow scarf of Point de Gaze, no raised work. The flat design actually gives more room for a naturalistic design. Fillings are mostly rings, although there’s an interesting grid filling pattern and a medallion at the end.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: One small hole in the mesh in the middle of the piece, and a few pinholes.
Soilage:  Ecru color.  It might just be the photography on the brown background, but I think I see a few brownish areas in the center of the piece.
Finish:  Slight fold line near the left end, minor.

201082078884   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/qbaltmb GORGEOUS ANTIQUE FRENCH? CARVED FAUX TORTOISESHELL HAND MADE CHANTILLY LACE FAN
Size: 11″ long, 21″ wide.
Starting Price: $1,000.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: May 06, 2014 19:30:34 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller angieandbraeden, Springfield, Illinois, United States
Comments: An impressive Chantilly fan with faux tortoiseshell carved sticks. Ombre shading n the lace which is quite delicately done. The transition of half stitch to point ground without a gimp is very tricky technically. The right end near the guardstick looks a little odd, perhaps another piece added?  Comes with original tassel, and a frame for mounting.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None, except for puzzling right side.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage:  Seller cites some green and brown bleedthrough, perhaps from backing fabric.
Finish:  Fan folds look normal.

261468784206   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/qf7hvmc ANTIQUE LACE- EARLY POINT DE FRANCE-FRENCH NEEDLE LACE
Size: 3.25″ x 38″
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve
Auction ends: May 07, 2014 07:30:43 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: An early 18th c needlelace, probably a Point de France variation, or possibly Sedan. The top edge looks a little interrupted, but still intact.  Clothwork is tight with a few decorations. I am a bit bothered by the filling stitches, all one type and rather simple. Somehow I’d expect more from a lace like this. The fillings almost look like an afterthought in places and I suspect there’s been some replacement occasionally (see the curl just to the left of the main motif in the bottom photo – just doesn’t look right.)  Hexagonal picoted brides are a Point de France characteristic.  The grid of rings above the center flower is also a little atypical.  I think it’s probably early, and the larger motifs are a sign of early 18th c work.
Provenance:  Museum deaccession.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: A little frayed in spots. May have been more repair than it looks at first.
Soilage:  Looks clean.
Finish:  No obvious folds or creases.

151293204550   $115.50, 2 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/kd6ovjh ANTIQUE LACE-CIRCA 17-18THC. MILANESE LACE BORDER
Size: 8.5″ x 61″
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve
Auction ends: May 07, 2014 08:16:37 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A wide Milanese border.  Good decorative tape, and I like the square mesh that follows motif outlines. I am a bit bothered by the lower edge, in most Milanese you would find something more elaborate. I suspect it’s an 18th c piece, maybe even 19th , although very hard to tell with this lace. It was extensively copied.
Provenance:  Museum deaccession.
Condition:
Modifications: I think the ends are cut.
Damage: Lower edge frayed in spots.
Soilage:  Looks clean.
Finish:  No obvious folds or wrinkling.

151293244334   $45.00, 1 bidder, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/orzg5hn ANTIQUE LACE-CIRCA 1880-1900’s,CHANTILLY LACE FALLCAP
http://tinyurl.com/nqvvnm6 ANTIQUE LACE-CIRCA 1880-1900’s,CHANTILLY LACE FALLCAP
Size: 13″ x 47.5″, 11.25″ x 42″
Starting Price: $29.99, $19.99
Auction ends: May 07, 2014 08:49:23 PDT, May 07, 2014 08:54:12 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: I’ll put these two together since they are so similar.  Chantilly fallcaps, although there isn’t a photo of the first one showing the ends.  Fallcaps in Chantilly do show up occasionally. These are quite dark, I’m thinking Belgian manufacture.  All the Chantilly elements are there, but the execution is a little off.
Provenance:  Museum deaccession.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Frayed spots along the outer border of the second one and one small repair on the second one. First one looks OK, but not enough photos.
Soilage:  Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: Crease down center of the headpiece on both.

151293267457   151293270263
Sold for $36.10, 2 bidders.
Sold for $20.50, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qejgk4v 40 ins antique/vintage Milanese bobbin lace 17th C – Pat Earnshaw collection
Size: 3.5″ x 40″
Starting Price: 10.00 GBP
Auction ends: May 07, 2014 09:19:50 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A Milanese border, and this one has a good early feel. Especially because of the little woven  leaves used as fillings and double picoted brides.   Good variations on the tapes.  I also like the elaborate flowerheads.
Provenance:  Ex coll Pat Earnshaw
Condition:
Modifications: Partly tacked to a blue tissue and labeled. Seller says footing missing from last 9″.
Damage: Shows definite wear, shows fraying along both top and bottom.
Soilage:  Pale ivory color, some discoloration.
Finish:  No obvious creases. It is a little wrinkled.

231218976259   Sold for 128.00 GBP, 8 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nkftsgv Antique Vintage Bedfordshire Lace Hankie Handkerchief
Size: ~10″ square
Starting Price: 9.99 GBP
Auction ends: May 07, 2014 12:10:57 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller jemima-puddle-duck, Worthing, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Comments: A Beds handkerchief. I’ve seen 3 of this same pattern in a handkerchief come up for sale over the past 3 years. Very typical of the Armstrong manufacturer.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks very white, perhaps bleached?
Finish: A bit shrunken, might be from washing.

271470786502   Sold for 20.00 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/prlronf Vintage Antique Maltese Lae Handkerchief
Size: ~12.5″ square
Starting Price: 9.99 GBP
Auction ends: May 07, 2014 12:20:32 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller jemima-puddle-duck, Worthing, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Comments: A Maltese handkerchief. It has a fairly normal border of alternating Maltese crosses and woven leaves.  Inside is a wonderfully elaborate set of roundels in a star-light grid pattern.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Center may have been replaced.
Damage: One stray thread along one side.
Soilage: A few stains in the center.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

271470790797   Sold for 9.99 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/nrznmxh Large Antique HONITON Bobbin Lace Handkerchief Border/Edging
Size: ~20″ square, lace 4″ wide.
Starting Price: $35.00
Auction ends: May 07, 2014 12:30:31 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller jaruk, Worthing, Worcester, United Kingdom
Comments: A Honiton border. Seems a bit large for a handkerchief, but small for anything else.  It is outside the snails/slugs style, with a bit more refined motifs. Note the large area of leadwork woven tally fillings.  Looks like the irregular ground is bobbin-made. Interesting design.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: No center cloth.
Damage: A few holes in the leadworks, occasional broken bride.
Soilage: Deep cream color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

161291001606   Sold for $45.50, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/p6ptfty 91 ins antique/vintage Mechlin lace – Pat Earnshaw collection
Size: 3.75″ 91″
Starting Price: 15.00 GBP
Auction ends: May 09, 2014 11:23:02 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: An elaborate Mechlin border, great sprigs in the upper ground.  Border has triangular areas of woven tallies.  It’s a little too elaborate design for the late 18th c, I think mid 19th.
Provenance:  Ex coll Pat Earnshaw
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends, engrelure attached.
Damage: Quite a few small holes in the ground.
Soilage: Dark ecru color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331191641034   Sold for 29.99 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/q7lw6br 139 ins antique/vintage Mechlin lace – Pat Earnshaw Collection.
Size: 1.75″ x 139″
Starting Price: 25.00 GBP
Auction ends: May 09, 2014 11:28:05 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A long, narrow Mechlin border with a mid 18th c design, but I think it’s a later piece. Wish I could tell if it is cotton or linen.
Provenance:  Ex coll Pat Earnshaw
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends, engrelure attached.
Damage: A few small holes in the mesh near one end.
Soilage: Mid cream color.  A few localized brown spots.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231220091289   Sold for 25.00 GBP, 1 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/okpex96 Antique/vintage Branscombe lace collar c 1900
Size: 1.75″ x 139″
Starting Price: 25.00 GBP
Auction ends: May 08, 2014 11:39:10 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A collar of Branscombe tape lace.  Nicely made, excellent fillings, quite a bold presence. Note the small spiders characteristic of this lace, also the little raised rings.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: A few breaks to border, a little worn.
Soilage: Mid ivory color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231220100016   Sold for 46.00 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/o9a7yfw EXQUISITE ANTIQUE 19th CENTURY MALTESE SILK LACE LONG WEDDING SHAWL/STOLE
Size: 71″ x 14″
Starting Price: 20.00 GBP
Auction ends: May 08, 2014 11:46:57 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller phoenixchild0, Winchester, United Kingdom
Comments: A narrow triangular shawl of Maltese. The outer border is the undulating teardrop pattern that you see so much in borders.  Around the top are a series of guipure roundels.  The center part is a kind of plaited grid, unusual.  It all works together very nicely.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: A few breaks to border, a little worn.
Soilage: Mid ivory color.
Finish: A little wrinkled, the border isn’t too crisp.

191150555328   Sold for 139.27 GBP, 12 bidders.

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Lace Event Spain: XI Encuentro de Bolillos, Benagalbón – May 4, 2014

XI Encuentro de Bolillos, Benagalbón (Málaga, Andalucia)
Organizers: Encajeras de Bolillos de Benagalbón
Date: Sunday, May 4, 2014
Time: Starts at 10:30
Place: Plaza de las Flores
Website:  http://tinyurl.com/lx8g4tk

The encuentro is one of 30 events scheduled for the 35th Cultural Week in Benagalbón. There seems to be some confusion with the numbering – some say VI, but if I count past events it’s more like XI.  Very little information available about this event.

semana cultural 2014   Benagalbon map

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Lace Event Spain: I Encuentro de Bolillos, Cofrentes – May 4, 2014

I Encuentro de Bolillos, Cofrentes (Valencia)
Organizers:  la Asociación de las Amas de Casa
Date: Sunday, May 4, 2014
Time: 11:00 to 13:30
Place: Carpa Plaza de España
Website:  http://tinyurl.com/mc7z7jd.  Brief mention of the Encuentro toward the end of the downloadable agenda for May events.

Cofrentes

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Lace Event Spain: II Encuentro Nacional de Bolillos, Valdemoro – May 4, 2014

II Encuentro Nacional de Bolillos, Valdemoro (Madrid)
Organizers:  Asociación de Bolillos de Valdemoro
Ayuntamiento de Valdemoro
Date: Sunday, May 4, 2014
Time: 10:00 to 14:00
Place: Centro deportivo Rio Manzanares
c/ Rio Manzanares, s/n
Website:  http://tinyurl.com/l9rv2qe
Photos from the I Encuentro: http://tinyurl.com/mwb25j7

valdemoro_Page_1   valdemoro_Page_2

Valdemoro map

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Lace Event Spain: 21èna Trobada de Puntaires a Calafell – May 4, 2014

21èna Trobada de Puntaires a Calafell (Tarragona, Catalonia)
Organizers:  Agrupació Recreativa Cultural de Calafell (A.R.C.)
Date: Sunday, May 4, 2014
Time: 10:00 to 14:00
Place: Al Pg. Marítim de St. Joan de Déu (entre C/St. Pere i C/ Mallorca)
Website:  http://tinyurl.com/n8bougz
Contact:  Evelyn, 654045549

Calafell

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