Auction: Hôtel Drouot – Dentelles – Eventails et Poupees de Collection – March 11, 2015

Dentelles – Eventails et Poupees de Collection – 5ème Partie de la Collection de Mme X.
Date: Wednesday March 11, 2015
Place: Hôtel Drouot, Salle 11
9 rue Drouot, 75009 Paris, France
Directions:  http://tinyurl.com/85b78gl
Time: Starts at 14:00
Online Catalog: http://tinyurl.com/opb2cgs
Public Viewing: Tuesday March 10, 2015 from 11:00 to 18:00
Wednesday March 11, 2015 from 11:00 to 12:00
Auction by: Chayette & Cheval
email: svv.chayettecheval@wanadoo.fr
phone: 33 (0) 1 47 70 56 26
Expert: Mme. Sylvie Daniel
email: sdanielexpert@free.fr
phone: 01 40 44 88 64

Notes: The laces in this auction run from lots 1 to 141, with additional pieces in different forms after that.  This is a huge sale of excellent laces, many in lots. Take a look at:
Lot 2 – An Argentan Alb flounce which looks 19th century in style.
Lot 13 – A figural Mechlin handkerchief
Lot 14 – Another figural Mechlin handkerchief
Lot 18 – A Chantilly parasol cover.
Lot 25 – A Lefebure Point de Gaze parure in the original box.
Lot 28 – Wedding veil of bobbin and needlelace applique on machine net.
Lot 29 – A long flounce of Flanders
Lot 68 – Sedan, not sure what it is – it has been remade.
Lot 75 – A Point de Gaze border in a Compagnie des Indes box
Lot 94 – Interesting Le Puy border
Lot 120 – Alençon border
Lot 121 – Point de Gaze small triangular shawl
Lot 123 – Small shawl of Burano needlelace
Lot 132 – Large flounce of what looks like Brabant.

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 Wed May 21st 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, on the price and VAT) – check on this before the auction.
Payment due:  Expected almost immediately after the auction, cash, pre-approved cheque or credit card.

11/23/15 – Interesting.  Drouot just favorited the tweet that I sent out when this auction announcement was posted on LaceNews.

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Auction: Kerry Taylor Auctions, Antique and Vintage Fashion and Textiles – February 24, 2015

Antique and Vintage Fasion and Textiles (Just two more Pat Earnshaw lots)
Date: Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Time: Session 1 – 1:249, 10:00 AM
Session 2 – Lots 250 to end, 2:00 PM
The Earnshaw lots are 443 and 444.
Place: Kerry Taylor Auctions, Ltd.
249-253 Long Lane, Bermondsey, London, SE1 4PR
Map: http://tinyurl.com/9ablaow
Viewings: Sunday, February 22, 2015  12:00 to 16:00
Monday, February 23, 2015, 9:00 to 17:30
Web Catalog:  http://tinyurl.com/jwqeg38
Live Auctioneer site http://tinyurl.com/qxzb5py
Phone: +44 [0]20 8676 4600
Fax: +44 [0]20 3137 0112
Email: info@kerrytaylorauctions.com

Two more Pat Earnshaw lots are listed at Kerry Taylor, and includes four items.
Lot 443 – four items. One is a lappet set with connecting band. It is a pieced lace with a fond chant ground, hence it might be a Brabant piece which uses similar grounds. Possibly Devon, although I haven’t seen this ground in early Devon before.  Also included are two early English needlelace borders. The last piece is is a lappet scarf, machine made with heavy gimp.
Lot 444 – Several pieces including Brussels needlelace applique skirt panel on droschel ground, other applique and embroidered net pieces.
Lot 407 – Not from the Earnshaw collection, but an interesting embroidered net dress c. 1825.

Bidding: Bidders must register with Kerry Taylor, and bring or send proof of identity by email or fax (such as a driver’s license or passport). They may request a credit card.
If you want to use Live Auctioneers, you must register with them – this is a separate process.
– At Kerry Taylor there is a 25% buyer’s premium is applied to the hammer price up to 25,000 GBP, 20% above that, and that premium is subject to the prevailing VAT rate.
– A bid slip for commission bidding is available at http://tinyurl.com/knztuao and can be faxed to the number above.
– Telephone bidding must be requested well in advance of the auction, there are a limited number of lines available.
– Online bidding can be done through Live Auctioneers.  You must register here for the auction.  Buyer’s premiums are 28% up to 50,000 GBP, 23% above that.
– Payment is due in pounds sterling at the end of the auction. They accept debit and credit cards (charges apply, contact Kerry Taylor Auctions for more information).  Cash up to 8,000 GBP only, sterling cheque and bank transfers.
Through Live Auctioneers, Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, Personal Check and Wire transfers are accepted. I don’t know if there are premiums for those methods.

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Ebay Alerts! Twenty-two items – February 22, 2015

http://tinyurl.com/nj5c9ku An Exquisite Length Of Antique Maltese Lace
Size: 8.5 cm x 235 cm
Starting Price: 28.00 GBP
Auction ends: February 22, 2015 9:40 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A cream silk Maltese bobbinlace border.  The design looks very much like the ‘Rose of England’ pattern first made for the marriage of the Duchess of York, Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon), and later made to appeal to English visitors.  See the documented example in my collection, righthand photo below.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Nothing obvious form the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites a few age marks.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles.

351315814922   Maltese_border_1_jpg   Sold for 36.00 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/p4ljqrs Two Elegant Lengths of Antique Lille Lace
Size: 6 cm x 315 cm, 4.5 cm x 250 cm
Starting Price: 42.00 GBP
Auction ends: February 22, 2015 10:19 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: There are two laces in this listing, and I think the top one in the photo is an embroidered machine net.  The second looks like a point ground lace, difficult to determine origin.  The Lille/Arras/Beveran classes of point ground bobbinlace are quite varied in design and origin, often confused with laces like Bucks and Tønder.  This example looks more like an Arras lace with the rather thin elements in the motifs.  The best reference I’ve found on the subject is Emil Hannover “Tønderske Kniplinger”, which despite the name, has an amazing number of photographs of all the variations in point ground laces.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.  One join in the upper lace.
Damage: Lower lace looks OK from the photos.  Damage to the food edge in sections, and small holes throughout in the upper lace.
Soilage: Seller cites a few age marks in the upper peice.
Finish: Light vertical fold creases.

311294765896   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/pzrscua A Gorgeous 308cm Of 18th Century Alencon Lace
Size: 6 cm x 308 cm
Starting Price: 62.00 GBP
Auction ends: February 22, 2015 10:19 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of Alençon needlelace. Rèseau fin, with a sparse, simple design typical of the later 18th century.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.  One join in the upper lace.
Damage: Seller cites some holes and a few repairs.
Soilage: Looks a little beige from the photos.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles, but I can’t see the whole thing.

311294766866   Sold for 80.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kgxfgjx A Large Antique Honiton Black Applique Shawl circa 1860/80
Size: 150 cm x 305 cm
Starting Price: 38.00 GBP
Auction ends: February 22, 2015 11:40 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A triangular black shawl of Honiton applique on machine net. Finely done motifs especially in the leaves. Large sprigs used as ‘esprits. Most of the effect seems to be concentrated at the lower point with flower spray, and there’s a thin border around the rest of the piece – altogether a rather open design. It’s difficult to see how this all goes together, I think the ends might also have flower sprays, but not enough photos to tell.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: One repair 14 cm long – this might be the line in the .  Localized small holes and pinholes throughout.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: I think there’s some light wrinkling, minor.

311296459810   Sold for 53.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ojgqw9o Antique LACE Honiton TRIM Edging Flounce Handmade Bobbin Flowers Roses Ivory
Size: 11″ x 35.5″
Starting Price: $95.00, $124.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: February 22, 2015 12:03 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller breckcarter, Markham, ON, Canada
Comments: A short section of a wide Honiton flounce. Snails/slugs style, nicely arrange. I especially like the little circles in the roughly square-mesh picoted brides, and the extensive areas of woven tally leadwork. Note the pre-made tape zigzagging just below the top edge, you see this a lot in this style of Honiton.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  Cut both ends.
Damage: Seller cites 4 broken brides.
Soilage: Small area of yellowing along top edge.  “Faint fragrance scent.”
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

400864479405   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/ky3jpjv 1.27m EXQUISITE 19th CENTURY FINE MALTESE SILK BOBBIN LACE EDGING FLOUCE 1.
http://tinyurl.com/qzjthbu 1.32m EXQUISITE 19th CENTURY FINE MALTESE SILK BOBBIN LACE EDGING FLOUNCE 2.
Size: ~5″ x 50″, ~5″ x 52″
Starting Price: 4.99 GBP on both.
Auction ends: February 22, 2015 12:41 PM PDT
February 22, 2015 12:46 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller VANYE90, United Kingdom
Comments: There are a number of good Maltese pieces this week. These two are of the same pattern, a heart shaped trail with scalloped edge, Maltese cross in the center of each of the drops. This motif is often found in Maltese. The work in the first one seems a little thin, the second one is done a little more densely.  Hard to tell, but I don’t think they sections of the same piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  Cut both ends on both.
Damage: #1 seller cites minor wear with a few little breaks.
#2, a few small breaks.
Soilage: I think I see a few faint brown stains.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

400864501520   400864504067
Sold for 18.00 GBP, 3 bidders.
Sold for 29.00 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/p282pg8 1.27m EXQUISITE 19th CENTURY FINE MALTESE SILK BOBBIN LACE EDGING FLOUCE 3.
Size: ~9.5″ x 50″
Starting Price: 4.99 GBP
Auction ends: February 22, 2015 12:41 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller VANYE90, United Kingdom
Comments: A wide Maltese flounce, excellent technique, with some interesting guipure work.  You don’t often see the little gupuire flowers in Maltese. More often a flower is depicted as a circular rayed motif with woven leaves as petals – there are plenty of those here. The upper ground with woven leaves and the ‘X’ in each grid is a sign of better quality work.  Similar to the previous pieces, it is an elaboration on the heart shaped undulating design.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  Cut both ends on both.
Damage: A few breaks, especially along the header.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Some light vertical fold creases.

391057010300   Sold for 55.89 GBP, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qznkkgr Antique Victorian Lace Handmade Scarf Veil Point de Gaze/Honiton/Duchess – Ivory
Size: 8″ x 82″
Starting Price: $75.00
Auction ends: February 22, 2015 3:38 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller art*heart, Petaluma, California, United States
Comments: A narrow scarf of Brussels bobbin and needlelace applique on machine net.  Good, precise work with delicate motifs and extensive decorative ‘mode’ needle-made fillings.  Little raised work in the bobbinlace, a little on the Bruges side.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos, although seller cites a little pulling in the tulle.
Soilage: Seller cites 6 faint brown spots.
Finish: Vertical fold creases.

201288719551   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/n8wwbue Antique Victorian Point De Gaze Lace Fan MOP Circa 1890
Size: 9.5″ long.
Starting Price: $495.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: February 23, 2015 10:32 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller flanagan-laneantiques, Seattle, Washington, United States
Comments: A small Point de Gaze fan with Mother of Pearl (Abalone) sticks.  No raised work.  Some good areas of extensive decorative ‘mode’ fillings.  Design is a little simple, but a bit more naturalistic than is usually found, and the light design is very good for the form.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos. Mesh looks in good shape.
Soilage: A few small brown spots, some, but not all coordinated with the sticks.
Finish: Expected fan creases.

251518496645   Unsold as of 2/23/2015 3:39 PM MST.

http://tinyurl.com/mvxblt4 Antq Belgium Brussels Rosaline handmade bobbin lace hanky handkerchief – wedding
Size: ~35 cm square
Starting Price: 9.00 GBP
Auction ends: February 23, 2015 11:10 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller hedgehogpear, BN8, United Kingdom
Comments: I think this might be Swedish Vadstena lace. The gimp around some elements, the small narrow leaves, all are pointing in this direction.  Plus it just doesn’t look like anything else.  But there are a few things throwing me; no ‘islands’ in the brides, and the plaited edge is not typical. But not too far off.
2/22/15 Got a note saying that this might be a rare type of Beds. I don’t have further details.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos that I can see.
Soilage: Some faint marks.
Finish: Horizontal and vertical fold creases.

151591897956   Sold for 78.00 GBP, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/l3b5yuf ANTIQUE LACE,Carrickmacross lace stole, DENTELLE ANCIENNE, étole
Size: 3.9″ x 41.3″
Starting Price: 48.00 EUR
Auction ends: February 23, 2015 11:47 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller bethsalie, paris, Île-de-France, France
Comments: A bertha-type collar of muslin applique on machine net.  The photos aren’t really close enough, but I think the motifs are attached with chain stitch. Which would put this more in the Belgian arena. No fillings that I can see. Excellent design, nicely worked.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Some tiny holes in the tulle.
Soilage: Ivory color with some light brown spots.
Finish: A few minor creases.

141574350954   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/psfj3az Antique silk tulle Blonde bobbin lace flounce edging trim French Caen? 2.1m
Size: ~ 20 cm x 210 cm
Starting Price: 9.00 GBP
Auction ends: February 23, 2015 12:21 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller hedgehogpear, BN8, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of silk Blonde, probably Blonde de Caen. Quite an elegant, light design.  This is a lace that doesn’t survive well, and pieces of this quality are unusual.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  Can’t see the ends to tell if it is cut.
Damage: Seller says it was found rolled up with marks on the exposed portion. Some small holes in the mesh.  Little hard to tell from the photos, some areas seem very good.
Soilage: A little spotting.
Finish: Distortions to the exposed areas, a little wrinkled in places.

151592149468   Sold for 128.00 GBP, 8 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/n6nc5ls Antique hand made bobbin lace tea cosy cover Bedfordshire Lace
Size: ~ 18 cm x 28 cm
Starting Price: 9.00 GBP
Auction ends: February 23, 2015 12:28 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller hedgehogpear, BN8, United Kingdom
Comments: This isn’t the first time I’ve seen a bobbinlace tea cosy, in fact another that sold on Ebay in May of 2011 is shown next to this one.  That one was made of linen, and I think the current one is also.  I’d love to think these are Beds, but they are more this ‘indeterminate guipure’ that is so hard to identify.  Possibly Maltese, that might be expected given their important English market.
I’m pretty sure this would be the outer decoration to a more solid cover.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: A little spotting.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

151592155705   250817586803
Sold for 13.50 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/k3xnr67 Antique 19thC Victorian Black Chantilly Silk~Blonde Lace Mourning Veil/Scarf yqz
Size: 40″ x 37.5″
Starting Price: $0.99
Auction ends: February 23, 2015 6:34 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller estateauctionsinc, Seaford, Delaware, United States
Comments: A black probably silk hat veil of embroidered (needlerun) machine net. There are a few needlerun fillings, but quite small.  Remarkable provenance. Quite a beautiful piece with ‘Blonde-de-Caen design of the heavy lower border, large sprigs in the ground, and a narrow border on the other three sides.  Excellent technique and design.
Provenance:  Comes with a note dated March 11, 1878, signed Caroline M. Hitchcock, “This veil belonged to my mother (Mrs. Hannah Phripp Sleight).
Purchased from the attic of Kingston Hall, Somerset County on Maryland’s lower Eastern Shore.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.  Tulle looks in good shape.
Soilage: Some reddish brown spots on the florals, and seller cites about a dozen spots in the tulle.
Finish: Wrinkled from storage.

331479260138   Sold for $130.27, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lohch7k Fine 19thC Antique Victorian Black Chantilly French Lace Scarf~Mourning Veil yqz
Size: 41.5″ x 5.25″ to 12″
Starting Price: $0.99
Auction ends: February 23, 2015 6:44 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller estateauctionsinc, Seaford, Delaware, United States
Comments: A Chantilly fallcap – note the obvious racroc line running horizontally along the center.  From the way the roses are handled, and the density of the design, I’m guessing this is a Belgian piece.
Provenance:  Purchased from the attic of Kingston Hall, Somerset County on Maryland’s lower Eastern Shore.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: A few pinholes in the mesh. Occasional loose thread along the border.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: No obvious creases or winkles.

331479263603   Sold for $180.27, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pxlunkv (2) 19th Century Antique Victorian Black Chantilly French Net Lace Lappets yqz
Size: 41″ x 2.75″, 42″ x 2″
Starting Price: $0.99
Auction ends: February 23, 2015 6:54 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller estateauctionsinc, Seaford, Delaware, United States
Comments: Two Chantilly lappet scarves with a little Ombre shading. That, along with the dots used as decoration in both make me think they were by the same manufacturer. These are quite narrow, and fairly simple designs.
Provenance:  Purchased from the attic of Kingston Hall, Somerset County on Maryland’s lower Eastern Shore.
Modifications:  One join that does not look original in the upper one.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos other than an occasional stray thread on the outer border.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: No obvious creases or winkles.

231479963298   Sold for $38.00, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/proo6ln Antique 19th Century Victorian Black Chantilly French Net Lace Scarf~Veil #2 yqz
Size: 41″ x 2.75″, 42″ x 2″
Starting Price: $0.99
Auction ends: February 23, 2015 7:04 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller estateauctionsinc, Seaford, Delaware, United States
Comments: A semi-circular Chantilly hat veil. A narrow border combined with simple esprits in the ground.  The top border is meant to string a ribbon through.  Good, careful work, hard to tell the place of manufacture.
Provenance:  Purchased from the attic of Kingston Hall, Somerset County on Maryland’s lower Eastern Shore.
Modifications:  None
Damage: A few pulls in the mesh.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: Fold and other minor creases.

331479260443   Sold for $102.50, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qxhgcvg Antique Victorian Black French Chantilly Lace Shawl~Mantilla~PARIS Receipt! yqz
http://tinyurl.com/qxhgcvg Big Antique Victorian Black French Chantilly Lace Mouring Shawl~Mantilla #2 yqz
Size: 56″ x 115″ for both.
Starting Price: $0.99 for both
Auction ends: February 23, 2015 7:24 PM PDT
February 23, 2015 7:34 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller estateauctionsinc, Seaford, Delaware, United States
Comments: Two Chantilly triangular shawls, likely from the same manufacturer. Very little honeycomb fillings on either – they mainly rely on large areas of half stitch with thin veining.  The slightly grey color probably means French manufacture. The first has a more free-form design. The second is a typical Romantic design with massed flowers in an oval center, with that designed echoed down the sides.
Provenance:  Purchased from the attic of Kingston Hall, Somerset County on Maryland’s lower Eastern Shore.  Both accompanied by a retailer’s card, MME CHOLLET/ ROBES/ Fournisseur Breveteede L.A.J. Madame /La Princefse D’Oldenbourg / 10 Rue Meuse /St. Augustin, 10 / Paris / ENGLISH SPOKEN.
The Princess might be Duchess Sophia Charlotte of Oldenburg (1879-1964).
Modifications:  None
Damage: First: Occasional pinholes in the mesh, one frayed spot along the edge in the first one.
Second: Some splits along the edges, small holes and pinholes in both the mesh and halfstitch throughout. a few frayed threads along the edges.  One definite short racroc split. Most of these issues are minor.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: Fold creases.

291381491156  231479965725
Sold for $335.00, 13 bidders.
Sold for $335.00, 13 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/k3rypvb TIFFANY & CO. UNION SQUARE – ORIGINAL FRENCH LACE & MOTHER OF PEARL LADIES FAN
Size: 11.5″ x 20.5″
Starting Price: $295.00
Auction ends: February 26, 2015 10:41 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller tinlizzie, Seaford, South Amboy, New Jersey, United States
Comments: I think this is a Point d’Angleterre Fan with carved Mother of Pearl sticks. Not enough closeups of the lace to make a good evaluation, although the lace itself appears to be a high-end market piece.  Interesting design, good needle-made fillings, excellent technique. Comes with a Tiffany box.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Hard to tell.
Finish: Expected fan creases.

141581106797   Sold for $450.99, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nl46jdx ANTIQUE HM BRUSSELS DUCHESSE~POINT DE GAZ LACE VEIL~SHAWL~90″~MUSEUM~HEIRLOOM
Size: 23″ x 90″
Starting Price: $2,500.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: March 20, 2015 1:39 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller lady-linen, Seminole, Florida, United States
Comments: This auction doesn’t end for quite a while, but this is a high-end market piece and should be looked at as soon as possible.  A rectangular shawl of Duchesse de Bruxelles. Note the elaborate flowerpot design n the Point de Gaze inserts with raised-petal roses. Good decorative ‘mode’ fillings throughout, and also some raised work in the bobbinlace. The bobbin motifs do have a rather flat appearance, more on the Bruges side.  The overall design is very dense, but holds up well.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos – it all looks intact.
Soilage: Some isolated small brown spots.
Finish: No obvious crease or wrinkles.

171687663914 171687663914a   Unsold as of 2/28/2015 6:43 AM MST.

Have to run to an event tonight, will try to add more later.

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Lace Event Spain: XIa Trobada de Puntaires, Sant Gregori, March 8, 2015

XIa Trobada de Puntaires, Sant Gregori (Girona, Catalonia)
Sponsor: Puntaires de Sant Gregori
l’Associació de Sardanistes de la Vall del Llémena
Ajuntament de Sant Gregori
Date: Sunday, March 8, 2015
Time: starts at 10:00
Place: Prat de L’Eglésia Parroquial
Website: http://tinyurl.com/nq93web
Registration:  According to information from 2014, to register you must call Prof. MARIA Angelats Tel. 972,428,354.

The is part of a larger celebration in Sant Gregori.

aplec-sant-gregori   Sant Gregori

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Lace Event Spain: X Encuentro Nacional de Bolillos en Pego – March 8, 2015

X Encuentro de Bolillos en Pego (Alicante)
Sponsor: 
Asociación de Bolilleras de Pego
Date: Sunday, March 8, 2015
Time: Starts at 10:00
Place: El salon JPASS
Pla de la font no 5, Pego
Facebook:  http://tinyurl.com/ojt7zba
Information and Registration:  Xaro, 628-098-078, Marian: 699-693-475
bolillerasdepego@hotmail.com
Registration deadline, March 1, 2015.  Fee is 12.00 EUR per participant.

Pego   Pego

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Special Ebay Alert – large collection

The Ebay seller etoileopera75 from France http://tinyurl.com/p22ezpw has just listed a very large number of 19th century laces.  I stopped counting after I found 50 that I might consider for the Ebay Alerts. So rather than get too involved with this on Sunday’s Ebay Alerts post, I’m making this a special alert and you can look at the seller’s offerings directly. It’s a little difficult to see all of them unless you log into the French Ebay site itself.

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Administrative: Lace Event Calendars

I’ve done some revision to the Lace Event Calendar page http://lacenews.net/lace-event-calendars/.  You can now pick up my big EXCEL spreadsheet which shows a complete list of lace days divided by country and by month. Click on the tabs at the bottom of the page to switch countries and type of event.  It lists the name of the last event posted, the date of the event, any deadlines to be met, and the date that it was posted on LaceNews.

I also have a section at the end which lists all the different names for ‘lace day’ – currently only for Spain but I will be adding more countries soon.

This is a working document, so expect a certain number of errors, and it will also change quickly.  I’ll update it regularly on the page. So far there are 886 event names listed.  On any event line, the dates they occurred and/or were posted on LaceNews are given starting in 2010.  This represents several thousand individual events over the years.

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