Lace Event Spain: Trobada Comarcal de Puntaires a Sant Cugat Sesgarriguest – May 1, 2014

Trobada Comarcal de Puntaires a Sant Cugat Sesgarriguest (Alto Penedés, Barcelona, Catalonia)
Organizers: El Casal Municipal de la Gent Gran
Ajuntament de Sant Cugat Sesgarrigues
Date: Thursday, May 1, 2014
Time: 10:00 to 14:00
Place: la pista poliesportiva de Sant Cugat Sesgarrigues
Website:  http://tinyurl.com/lws5oyj
Contact:  93 897 01 03

May 1st is the Día del Trabajador, Labor Day, a national holiday in Spain.

sant_cugat_sesgarrigues_trobada_de_puntaires_cartell_2014   Sant Cugat

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Ebay Alerts! Seventy-eight items – April 27, 2014

http://tinyurl.com/mqbla44 19th C. handmade English Honiton Bobbin Lace Deep Collar CW REENACTOR
Size: 6″ deep. ~15+” along top edge – not sure what that means.
Starting Price: $45.00, $85.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Apr 27, 2014 00:00:50 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A Honiton collar. Lots of nicely made roses surrounded by a few leaves with rolled raised work.  Design is a bit crowded, and I’m not sure I like the large masses of flowers around the edge and the smaller motifs near the neckline. The ground is quite interesting, plaited picoted brides in a rectangular pattern with fairly large woven squares at the intersections.
Provenance:  Ex. coll. Susan Cox, the English Lace School, Tiverton.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Some broken brides which have caused a number of holes.
Soilage: Seller says clean and ivory white.  Looks a bit wrinkled, although the delicate neckline motifs do not appear to have been unduly stressed.

131169023244   131169023244a   Sold for $45.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/mvu5jrs Antique Brussels Mixed Point de Gaze Duchesse Lae Doily Large
Size: ~15″ diameter
Starting Price: $34.99
Auction ends: Apr 27, 2014 09:06:18 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mike10_mike, West Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Comments: A large Duchesse de Bruxelles doily.  Four Point de Gaze inserts with raised petal roses. No raised work in the standard Duchesse bobbinlace.  Design not complex, but this is a form you don’t see too often in table linens. The lace doesn’t stand up to the wear too well.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos. Pt de Gaze mesh looks ok.
Soilage: Looks clean, no creases or wrinkles.

351053432084   Sold for $68.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mr99guh Antique Mixed Brussels Duchesse Point de Gaze Lace Collar Large
Size: 34″ neckline, 10″ maximum depth.
Starting Price: $65.99
Auction ends: Apr 27, 2014 09:12:16 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mike10_mike, West Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Comments: A deep, unusually shaped collar of Brussels Duchesse. Raised petal roses in the Point de Gaze inserts.  Some raised work on the bobbinlace against half-stitch ground. A good, standard design, well arranged, especially at the back.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos. Pt de Gaze mesh looks ok.
Soilage: A few dark spots at both pointed ends,. otherwise looks clean. No obvious creases or wrinkles.

351053436381   Sold for $74.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lb6zolt Antique Brussels Duchesse Point de Gaze Needle Lace Trim Wide
Size: 7″ x 30″
Starting Price: $42.99
Auction ends: Apr 27, 2014 09:42:11 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mike10_mike, West Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Comments: Wish this were longer. A Brussels Duchesse border, raised petal roses in the Point de Gaze inserts, along with a few decorative “mode” accent fillings. Raised work in some of the bobbinlace flowers is fairly elaborate.  Good technique, well organized design. Not really a high-end market product, but not too far away.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends. Engrelure added to the top.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos. Pt de Gaze mesh looks OK.
Soilage: Looks clean, no obvious wrinkling or creases.

351053451259   Sold for $90.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/m3pu2jt Antique Brussels Point de Gaze Needle Lace Trim Wide
Size: 6.5″ x 23″
Starting Price: $59.99
Auction ends: Apr 27, 2014 09:46:29 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mike10_mike, West Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Comments: A short section of a reasonably wide Point de Gaze needlelace border. No raised work. Normally I don’t review such short segments, but the quality of this one is reasonably high, and the design interesting. The effect of the piece doesn’t rely on fancy fillings (much), but the organization of motifs around the ribbon line is good.  It does well with some standard design element.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends. Engrelure added to the top.
Damage: One small hole near the engrelure at one end.
Soilage: Some localized brown spots.

351053453242   Sold for $88.00, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lf52no8 114 ins antique/vintage Flemish bobbin lace 17th/18 C – Pat Earnshaw collection
Size: 11.3″ x 114″
Starting Price: 25.00 GBP
Auction ends: Apr 27, 2014 10:37:51 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: This does have the look of late 17th early 18th C Flemish lace. The design is good, and one sign of that is that you can’t tell from the photos how wide the piece is. Which also makes it hard to tell how fine the thread is since everything is so nicely proportioned. But I’m not entirely happy with the bride ground. The hexagonal plaited picoted bride ground almost looks like a later addition. Ricci’s Old Italian Lace (http://tinyurl.com/2flundj) is still a very valuable reference, and in the section on Milanese lace there are several examples showing carryover of mesh threads across the back of motifs. This was not an exclusively Flemish innovation.  From the design of the motifs and the elaborate fillings, and the decoration of the clothwork, I think this is a Milanese piece.
Provenance:  Ex. coll. Pat Earnshaw.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends. Engrelure added to the top.
Damage: Nothing obvious in the photos.
Soilage: Pale bone color, seller thinks it might have been cleaned. Seller pressed out wrinkles.

231209172907   Sold for 165.00 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/l8gwx3z 2 lengths antique handmade Brussels Duchesse lace – wedding?
Size: 6.5 cm x (114 and 235 cm)
Starting Price: 62.00 GBP
Auction ends: Apr 27, 2014 10:39:30 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller linskapet, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway DG6 4UU, United Kingdom
Comments: Two sections of a Duchesse de Bruges border.  Good technique, reminds me of the care that lace workers in Ghent took. Note also the little ‘islands’ in the brides, more elaborate than Bruges bloemwerk, but tending in that direction.  A simple design, well done, quite effective.
Provenance:  Acquired from a country house in Cumbria.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends. Tulle remnants attached to the top edge.
Damage: Nothing obvious in the photos.
Soilage: Seller indicates pieces are freshly laundered, no information on the process.  Does look a little shrunken, you can see it mostly in the rolled edges of the large flowers. Not quite crisp. And the lace looks very white.

191143587228   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/kdvzb7u 100ins antique/vintage Mechlin lace edging 19th C – Pat Earnshaw collection
Size: 4.3″ x 100″
Starting Price: 15.00 GBP
Auction ends: Apr 27, 2014 10:56:12 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of Mechlin. This one has an early 19th c feel, maybe 2nd quarter. Although there is extensive use of half-stitch in the motifs, which is normally a later 19th c development.  Not enough documented information on Mechlin to tell for sure.  The motifs are quite delicate, nicely worked, with complex buds used in 4 rows of esprits.
Provenance:  Ex. coll. Pat Earnshaw.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends. One join close to one end. Engrelure added to the top edge.
Damage: Occasional pull in the net.  The lower border looks a little worn, not unusual in a lace like this.
Soilage: A few localized brown spots.

331181882640   Sold for 52.00 GBP, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mhubxms Antique/vintage Mechlin lace edging 19th century – Pat Earnshaw collection
Size: 2.75″ x 54″
Starting Price: 10.00 GBP
Auction ends: Apr 27, 2014 11:03:10 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of Mechlin, good delicate design. Later 19th c. Note the woven tally fillings in the flower centers. Design and technique is good, but a little mechanical.
Provenance:  Ex. coll. Pat Earnshaw.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Pale ivory color, a few small brown spots.

231209197569   Sold for 10.50 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lggna2a Antique/vintage Mechlin lace edging c.1800 – Pat Earnshaw collection
Size: 2.1″ x 58″
Starting Price: 15.00 GBP
Auction ends: Apr 27, 2014 11:04:00 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of Mechlin, later 19th c design. The ‘esprits in the upper border are much freer and more naturalistic than usually seen. Fond chant, woven tally, and probably honeycomb fillings along the lower border.  This is a design arrangement seen in laces around 1800, but the general appearance and condition of the piece to me argue for a later date.
Provenance:  Ex. coll. Pat Earnshaw.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends. Two joins. Engrelure added at top.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: “mid ecru” color, one brown mark.

331181888096   Sold for 19.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/n7c3f6x Antique/vintage 19C century bertha, earlier lace – Pat Earnshaw collection
Size: 39.5″ neckline, 6.75″ deep
Starting Price: 20.00 GBP
Auction ends: Apr 27, 2014 11:19:52 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A bertha reworked from probably an early 18th c pieced bobbinlace. I’m guessing Flemish – the motifs are a little more isolated than you might find in a contemporary Milanese piece.  But Milan can’t be completely ruled out.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Adapted from an earlier piece, which has been cut down.
Damage: Seller cites a few holes and repairs.  Note fraying on one corner and a few breaks along the edge.
Soilage: Looks O

231209211681   231209211681a   Sold for 46.99 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/m4jhcpv ANTIQUE BRUSSELS DUCHESSE HONITON FRENCH NET LACE BRIDAL WEDDNIG VEIL 13X94
Size: 13″ x 94″
Starting Price: $79.99
Auction ends: Apr 27, 2014 18:57:37 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller kuchcollectiblesandvintagelinens, Ronkonkoma, New York, United States
Comments: A rectangular scarf of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net.  Note the brides in the design that introduce a little guipure into the piece. The design and motifs are fairly standard for a piece like this, designs massed at the ends with a narrow middle border.  Not much in the way of raised work, no needlelace fillings. A nice middle-market product, late 19th or early 20th c.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: A few brown spots and general stains. It has an overall beige look, not uncommon in cotton laces which have survived from this period.

360913164847   Sold for $131.50, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mujr65l 2 ANTIQUE VINTAGE WHITE LINEN CENTER IRISH CROCHET LACE DOILIES WIDE LACE 3 1/2″
Size: 10″ diameters, 3.5″ wide lace
Starting Price: $79.99
Auction ends: Apr 27, 2014 19:00:50 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller kuchcollectiblesandvintagelinens, Ronkonkoma, New York, United States
Comments: Two round doilies with Irish Crochet edges. The motifs are tightly worked, and I especially like the raised tiny balls along some of the flower petals. Crocheted loops form the picots on the brides.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites ‘slight storage shadowing’.

161281810766   Sold for $37.88, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lbvc5a8 EXCELLENT CREAMY VALENCIENNES LACE FANTASY FLORAL ANTIQUE TRIM DOLLS A27-17
Size: 2.75″ x 1.5 yards
Starting Price: $0.99
Auction ends: Apr 27, 2014 19:01:49 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller rosietoesmac, Ronkonkoma, New York, United States
Comments: A Valenciennes border with large branching floral rising from the lower border. Square plaited mesh, no esprits.  The work is fairly tight, forming a strong contrast with the ground.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if this is cut. One seam.
Damage: One small  tear, a few pinholes.
Soilage: Looks clean.

171306822336   Sold for $38.00, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/klnfc7x 2 Exquisite Antique Handmade Irish Crochet Collar and Cuffs set
Size: cuffs: 4.5″ x 11″, collar: 27″ x 3.5″
Starting Price: $29.99
Auction ends: Apr 27, 2014 20:00:21 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller simplyfabulous2011, San Antonio, Texas, United States
Comments: The collar form completely dominates the Irish Crochet seen on Ebay, so it’s always nice to see a collar with matching cuffs.  This one has some well worked smaller motifs with a little raised work. Rose of Sharon ground above.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller makes a statement that the “has been stored in cedar for years so needs a good brightening”. I’d leave it as is.

221411536778   Sold for $74.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/m3wlq2o ANTIQUE LACE-FINE BRUSSELS LACE HANDKERCHIEF W/POINT DE GAZE
Size: 12.75″ square
Starting Price: $75.00
Auction ends: Apr 28, 2014 07:45:40 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A handkerchief of Brussels Duchesse. No raised work in the Point de Gaze inserts, but the design is complex enough that you really don’t need it in this piece. Good design with quite fine bobbinlace motifs – fairly typical Duchesse, well done.  A nice visual impact.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.  Point de Gaze mesh looks good.
Soilage: Seller cites a few tiny dot spots, no further details.

151286152523   Sold for $75.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/kwfkdux ANTIQUE LACE-LOVELY BRUSSELS LACE COLLAR
Size: ~43″ long
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Apr 28, 2014 07:54:08 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A Duchesse de Bruges collar with long front points and added border along the neckline.  Good elegant design, I especially like the trefoil leaves with halfstitch and raised work.  You can see the engrelure of the inner edge occasional through the rest of the mesh.  But I wonder if the piece just on top of this added edging isn’t also a separate piece – it just doesn’t match the larger portion of the collar.  Overall the appearance is quite nice.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Seems to be an assembled piece.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.

151286157048   $76.01, 4 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/jw4wqhw ANTIQUE LACE-CIRCA 19THC.BRUSSELS LACE FLOUNCE
Size: ~4″ x 64″
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Apr 28, 2014 08:02:12 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A Point d’Angleterre border – bobbinlace with a Point de Gaze ground.  This can be some of the most impressive Belgian lace.  This one has a good delicate design – the verticality is a little unusual. Some good decorative needlelace “mode” fillings, mostly rings, but a little more elaborate along the lower edge. Not quite as over-the-top as some, but an excellent piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: I can’t see the ends – might be joined in a circle? Engrelure attached at the top.
Damage: Seller cites ‘one tiny opening near edge’. From what I can see the mesh looks intact.
Soilage: Looks clean.

390826330560   $134.66, 6 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/mfv8x6g ANTIQUE LACE-CIRCA 19THC.BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE BORDER
Size: 2.5″ x 50″
Starting Price: $75.00
Auction ends: Apr 28, 2014 08:14:49 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A narrow border of Point de Gaze. Good design for a small space.  Note the heavy raised single rings used as fillings.  No roses in this one, a nice change.  Tiny single looped picots along the lower edge, sign of a now unknown specific manufacturer.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: One end looks nicely terminated, can’t see the other end.  Engrelure attached at top.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos. Looks unused.
Soilage: Looks clean.

390826343913   Sold for $157.50, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/n8u83wq ANTIQUE LACE-CIRCA 1860’s, BRUSSELS LACE FLOUNCE W/POINT DE GAZE
Size: 7.5″ x 52″  (there’s a mistake in the inch width citation in the post)
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve.
Auction ends: Apr 28, 2014 08:14:49 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A border of moderately wide Brussels Duchesse, no raised work in the heart-shaped Point de Gaze inserts. Or in the bobbinlace. A dense design with standard Duchesse motifs, simple plaited un-picoted irregular brides. The design works fairly well.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.

151286187083   $68.76, 4 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/korylv6 ANTIQUE LACE-118″,299cm BRUSSELS LACE FLOUNCE W/POINT DE GAZE
Size: 7.5″ x 118″
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve.
Auction ends: Apr 28, 2014 08:55:39 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A border of Brussels Duchesse with rather elaborate raised bobbin work. Raised petals in the Point de Gaze roses.  I like the undulating ribbons at the top.  Good technique, interesting design, beyond what you usually see.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Seller cites a few minor reattachments needed. What I can see of the Point de Gaze mesh looks OK.  Piece might be unused.
Soilage: Looks clean.

151286193536   Sold for $595.00, 8 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nxvnxto ANTIQUE LACE-ORNATE BRUSSELS LACE LAPPET
Size: 7″ x 56″
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve.
Auction ends: Apr 28, 2014 09:37:44 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse lappet scarf with quite an elegant architectural design.  No raised work in the Point de Gaze inserts – no elaborate needlelace ‘mode’ fillings, and it doesn’t need them. Some raised work in the bobbinlace.  I especially like the scalloped bridework – I think this is bobbin-made – unusual. Th is piece has an excellent presence and well-done technique. A higher-end market lace.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos. Looks unused.
Soilage: Looks clean.

390826464012   $162.50, 3 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/l35zemf ANTIQUE LACE-BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE SHAWL COLLAR
Size: ~17″ neckline, 14″ down front, 12″ back width.
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve.
Auction ends: Apr 28, 2014 09:37:44 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A Point de Gaze shawl collar.  No raised work, minimal decorate ‘mode’ fillings – just arrangements of heavily raised rings.  The main flower in the design appears to be a pansy.  Note the little rings used as esprits in the ground. Overall design is well done.  Note also the single picots on the edge, a sign of a now forgotten manufacturer.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: I see a number of very small holes and pinholes in the mesh.
Soilage: Cream colored.

390826472486   Sold for $495.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mu8lhdj ANTIQUE LACE-215″,546.1cm , SUPERB BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE FLOUNCE
Size: ~6″ x ~215″
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve.
Auction ends: Apr 28, 2014 10:04:26 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A Point de Gaze border – it looks like it might match the collar reviewed above. Excellent vertical design with pansies, and heavy raised rings used as accents, and small rings used as esprits.  Good design, a higher-end market piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few holes in the mesh – see the center pansy in the last photo.
Soilage: Cream colored.

390826500308   $795.55, 5 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/n22bz9y Antique Victorian black Chantilly bobbin lace mantilla veil shawl
Size: 100 cm x 175 cm
Starting Price: 19.00 GBP
Auction ends: Apr 28, 2014 12:13:24 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller hedgehogpear, Lews, United Kingdom
Comments: A diamond-shaped Chantilly headscarf or mantilla. Sometimes you get a heavier border along one half of these so that you can fold the lighter edge over, not quite reaching all the way down, and show both borders. That’s not the case here, although the seller is displaying it roughly along that idea. Nice design, a typical example.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Seller cites a few holes and repairs.  Note fraying on one corner and a few breaks along the edge.
Soilage: Looks OK, but hard to tell with black lace.

161282448599   Sold for 37.00 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ldtnas6 Antique Handmade Duchesse Bobbin Brussels Point de Gaze Combo Lace Bridal Hankie
Size: ~10.75″ square
Starting Price: $49.99
Auction ends: Apr 28, 2014 19:44:52 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller abridav216, Beachwood, Ohio, United States
Comments: A small Brussels Duchesse handkerchief – no raised work in the Point de Gaze inserts. No raised work in the bobbinlace either. The lace is rather deeply sculpted around the center cloth. Conventional motifs.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos. Point de Gaze mesh looks good.
Soilage: A few pale spots on the cloth. Slightly off-white overall.

271462709473   Sold for $49.99, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/l3gf8v4 ANTIQUE LACE-IRISH YOUGHAL HANDKERCHIEF W/CROWN
Size: ~15.00 square
Starting Price: $150.00
Auction ends: Apr 28, 2014 19:44:52 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: An Irish Youghal needlelace handkerchief with crown monogram. The lace is a bit unconventional, lacking the usual connected picot edge around motifs.  The winding ‘gimp’ thread with spider-like fillings is also atypical. For me the design doesn’t hand together all that well.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Center cloth pretty shredded, mostly along fold lines.
Soilage: Motifs twisted along the outside edges.  Stains on the cloth.

151286862707   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/loh76e9 ANTIQUE LACE-BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE COLLAR
Size: ~33″ x ~4″ max
Starting Price: $85.00
Auction ends: Apr 29, 2014 06:13:58 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A Point de Gaze long collar, with elements of Venise around the edges. Raised petal roses.  The work is a little bit heavy, but you do see this kind of combination occasionally.  It gives an interesting dimension to the piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious form the photos.
Soilage: Ivory color.

151286865600   Sold for $122.50, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/n4nyntr ANTIQUE LACE-UNUSED BINCHE LACE HANDKERCHIEF
Size: ~9.5″ square
Starting Price: $45.00
Auction ends: Apr 29, 2014 06:22:23 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A handkerchief edged with a narrow Binche border.  19-20th c. It’s actually more on the Point de Fée side with little lines of woven tallies. Also includes snowflake ground and almost randomly wandering trails. Straight picoted edge.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from photos.
Soilage: A few light brown stains. Creases present from folding.

151286869905   Sold for $45.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/luchygy ANTIQUE LACE-BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE COLLAR/DRESS FRONT
Size: ~18″ at top, bottom circumference ~42″, 12″ max depth
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Apr 29, 2014 06:37:59 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A Point de Gaze long dress front. Interesting asymmetric design with iris and rose motifs. Multiple raised petal roses, well worked and varied ‘mode’ fillings. I like the way rows of raised rings are used to outline the iris petals. Connected picots along the outer edge, as if they are imitating Alençon horsehair.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: It might have some shaping at the top side, hard to tell from the photos.
Damage: Occasional pinhole in mesh and motifs.
Soilage: Looks clean.

390827168150   $72.00, 3 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/n4njvn7 ANTIQUE LACE-BRUSSELS CUFFS
Size: ~11.5″ x ~3″ max.
Starting Price: $45.00
Auction ends: Apr 29, 2014 06:44:54 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: Matching Point d’Angleterre cuffs, slightly boat-shaped. Finely worked bobbin motifs with Point de Gaze ground. Minimal need-made fillings. Note the raised rings in some flower centers, much like Rosaline technique, but needle-made.  A good, clean design. This lace dates from the later 19th-early 20th c.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: They look clean, just slightly wrinkled as if from folding.

151286880567   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/mr4eag5 Vintage Lace Italian Cantu Antique Trim Scalloped Flounce 4″ x 69″
Size: 4″ x 69″
Starting Price: $45.00
Auction ends: Apr 29, 2014 10:26:05 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller twist-in-time, Keller, Texas, United States
Comments: A border of conventional Cantu lace. Nothing particularly special about this piece, however Cantu borders are a little difficult to find.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Ends cut.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.

301161941524   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/lkgk5yf LARGE ANTIQUE BRUSSELS MIXED LACE BERTHA COLLAR ~point de gaze ~superb
Size: 4″ x 69″
Starting Price: 80.00 GBP
Auction ends: Apr 29, 2014 11:00:22 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller vintagecountryhome, Wales, United Kingdom
Comments: A bertha of Brussels Duchesse with raised petal roses in the Point de Gaze inserts. Some raised work also in the bobbinlace. Motifs are standard Duchesse, and quite well worked with a few unusual flowers.  The overall design flows beautifully, although not symmetric at the opening. Doesn’t really matter in the overall piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: A few tiny localized brown spots.

181387001299   Sold for 80.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/n8wz4ol ANTIQUE LACE-RARE TABLECLOTH W/BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE
Size: ~28″ square
Starting Price: $495.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Apr 29, 2014 12:02 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: Small table cover edged with Brussels Duchesse, raised petals in the Point de Gaze inserts.  This lace is rarely used for table linens.  The work in both bobbin and needlelace is a little plain and contrasty. But the needlelace inserts at the center of each side have some nice decorative ‘mode fillings.  Funny, these look a little cut and the thread doesn’t match too well. In the corner needlelace you can also see some scalloped edging as if these were loosely sewn in, not fully integrated with the bobbinlace. I wonder if they were added from another piece. No raised work in the bobbinlace except for some rolled ribs.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None on the face of it, but I’m questioning the Point de Gaze inserts on the side.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Cream color.

151221144864   Unsold as of 8:03 AM MST, 5/4/2014

http://tinyurl.com/lyfz2gp 70ins antique/vintage Mechlin lace edging 19th C – Pat Earnshaw collection
Size: 2.9″ x 70″
Starting Price: 15.00 GBP
Auction ends: Apr 29, 2014 12:06:14 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A Mechlin border with a short repeat.  A few woven tallies in the fillings.  Good design, a little blocky.  Designed to be ruffled. Later 19th c.
Provenance:  Ex. coll. Pat Earnshaw
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends.
Damage: A few small holes in the mesh.
Soilage: Looks clean from the photos.  Not perfectly crisp, but acceptable.

331183468533   Sold for 33.00 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/muwtwls ANTIQUE VICTORIAN MALTESE SILK LACE COLLAR BERTHA & CUFFS – 19thC HANDMADE LACE
http://tinyurl.com/lfgrhcm ANTIQUE VICTORIAN LACE BERTHA COLLAR & CUFFS – 19thC HANDMADE LACE
http://tinyurl.com/mow59br ANTIQUE VICTORIAN MALTESE LACE BERTHA COLLAR – 19thC HANDMADE SILK LACE
  http://tinyurl.com/lxkpn27 ANTIQUE VICTORIAN MALTESE SILK LACE BERTHA COLLAR & CUFFS – 19thC HANDMADE LACE
Size: 6″ deep, 15″ neckline.  cuffs 9″ x 3.5″
9″ deep, 20″ neckline.  cuffs 8.5″ x 3.5″
8″ deep, 17″ neckline. no cuffs.
6″ deep, 17″ neckline. cuffs 9″ x 3.5″
Starting Price: All start at 0.99 GBP
Auction ends: Apr 29, 2014 12:14:22 PDT, Apr 29, 2014 12:16:49 PDT,
May 01, 2014 12:05:36 PDT, May 01, 2014 12:22:26 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller susand6934, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Comments: The 4 items from the same seller are all similar, so I’ll include them together. This collector chose well, they are all excellent examples, and it’s unusual to find so many collar/cuff sets at once.  Dense areas of woven leaves in all grounds, with Maltese cross in the midsections and a variety of inner and outer edges. Occasional good guipure work.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: All look in quite good shape – basically unused.
Soilage: Looks like they are the original cream silk color, no discoloration that I can find.

321374375745 371040005057 371039952683 321374387813
Sold for 87.00 GBP, 10 bidders.
Sold for 225.00 GBP, 13 bidders.
Sold for 102.00 GBP, 10 bidders.
Sold for 79.00 GBP, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/m8hf4kc Antique/vintage Milanese bobbin lace panel 17th C – Pat Earnshaw collection
Size: 19″ x 18″
Starting Price: 25.00 GBP
Auction ends: Apr 29, 2014 12:32:47 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A square of Milanese with elaborate tapes and one type of filling stitch. Elements are held together with tiny picoted double brides. This one does have a genuine 3rd quarter 18th c feel, although the motifs aren’t as elaborate as you would find in something copying contemporary Italian needlelace. As for the form, it might be a chalice cover, which is draped over a square covering a communion cup after use. But it lacks religious symbolism. It also might have been an element of a hat.
Provenance:  Ex. coll. Pat Earnshaw
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few broken brides, general wear.
Soilage: Dark ecru color, localized darker age stains especially round the center and upper left.

231211288243   Sold for 127.00 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mpxqshc Plastron en dentelle ancienne Duchesse et point de gaze XIXè
Size: 30 cm x 15 cm
Starting Price: $98.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Apr 29, 2014 12:55:15 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller valbya, Ile de France , France
Comments: A triangular dress front of Brussels Duchesse, raised petal roses in the top Point de Gaze inserts.  Sort of a knotted grid in the bottom insert. Some raised work in the bobbinlace in the bow at the top.  Standard technique, nicely done, the bow gives it an extra dimension.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Might be a little weakness at the top of the top Pt de Gaze insert.
Soilage: Looks clean.

291128807738   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/mudcz3x MALTESE BLACK LACE SHAWL – MALTESE CROSSES, BIRDS & FLOWERS
Size: 38 cm x 228 cm
Starting Price: 4.99 GBP
Auction ends: Apr 29, 2014 14:00:32 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller beyondthetower, SOMERSET, United Kingdom
Comments: A black silk Maltese shawl. There’s no photo of the entire thing so it’s hard to tell the exact shape. I don’t think it is a mantilla with a larger center section.  The design includes the standard Maltese cross and a lot of other well-done guipure including figural work of a bird. There are several grounds, including a 5-pointed star ‘fond chant’, some twisted ground, and crosses of woven leaves arranged in a grid pattern.  Flowers and crosses are arranged around all edges. Altogether an impressive piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks good, but hard to tell with a black lace. Seller cites a perfume smell – unusual for sellers to disclose something like this. Usually the piece arrives and knocks you out from the smell. Easy to fix – wrap it in newspaper for a few days, the carbon in the ink absorbs the odor. Works remarkably well.

261460363787a   261460363787   Sold for 87.00 GBP, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lts7x58 ANTIQUE LACE-CIRCA 17THC. FLEMISH LACE PANEL
Size: 25″ x 59″
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Apr 29, 2014 14:58:37 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: I can’t see the ends of this piece, but I think it is a late 17th c Flemish piece, and therefore probably a wide border or furnishing flounce. The fine thread, picoted brides, candelabra design and the ‘hole’ decorations in the leaves and flower heads all speak to an early Flemish origin.  I’ll assume the bride threads pass along the backs of the motifs, hard to see how they would not.  I think too much reliance is placed on this in identifying Flemish lace since it occurs in Milan also. This type of lace comes up for sale quite often, and was widely copied later on.  So there’s always room for another opinion.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell how they are treated.
Damage: Seller cites a few minor openings.
Soilage: Seller cites a few minor spots.

151287187134   $70.00, 2 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/kv7j8wd ANTIQUE LACE-VENETIAN ROSE POINT LACE
Size: 8″ x 73″
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Apr 29, 2014 15:52:04 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: Almost every lace gets called ‘rose point’ sooner or later, so I don’t much like the term. In the category of Venetian raised needlelaces we have a continuum, from the very heavy rather plain early Gros points to the very fine heavily decorated Punto Neve (point de Neige in the French version of this lace). This example falls between those extremes, yet I hesitate to give it an early Italian date.  The raised rings in the middle of the clothwork bother me.  The bride decoration is similar but not precisely what is found in the early Italian laces, but the lower edge border is not. The heavy raised edges are nicely sculpted, but not as heavily decorated as expected, and a single buttonholed thread outlines all the motifs which is good. But there’s also a clear design of a ribbon bow along the lower edge, I’ve never seen this in an early piece. Plus the whole thing looks a little too mechanical and the condition is a little too good. I think this is a 19th century copy, and could have been done in France or Austria or Italy.  I’m leaning toward France, perhaps Point Colbert, but am uncertain. Italy would be my second choice.
Provenance:  “part of a very good lace collection”
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell how they are treated.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Cream color.

390827636652   390827636652a   $91.00, 3 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/lkkkamh ANTIQUE LACE-BRUSSELS LACE LAPPET W/POINT DE GAZE
Size: 42″ x 3.5″
Starting Price: $55.00
Auction ends: Apr 29, 2014 16:12:25 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A lappet scarf of Brussels Duchesse, no raised petals in the Point de Gaze inserts (just a circle of heavy joined rings). I like the design in the bobbinlace, conventional motifs with a nice swirl going upward from the lappet ends, with a little raised work. The leaf and flower petals look rather open with veins running down the middles. The needlelace design is a little rough.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: A few minor pinholes in the Point de Gaze mesh.
Soilage: Cream color.

151287217600   Sold for $64.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kxx77vy ANTIQUE LACE-BRUSSELS LACE LAPPET W/POINT DE GAZE
Size: 48″ x 5″ to 3.5″
Starting Price: 29.99 GBP
Auction ends: Apr 30, 2014 03:17:26 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A lappet scarf of silk Maltese.
Provenance:  None cited. Conventional center design of Maltese crosses with medallions of crosses and woven leaves at the bulbous ends. Small flowers circling the outside of the entire piece.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Seller cites a few minor pulls.
Soilage: Looks clean. A bit wrinkled around the edges.

291131246935   Sold for 29.99 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/lct5znm 19THC BELGIAN ARTISTICALLY ALL HANDMADE FINE BRUSSELS LAPPET 39×4″”MUSEUM E19
Size: 39″ x 4″
Starting Price: $99.99 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Apr 30, 2014 05:57:09 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller seltmeister, simmerath, Germany
Comments: A lappet scarf of Duchesse, no needlelace. I’m struck by the construction of the flowers which looks very much like Sluis technique (see the work done by Sr. Judith who trained in the Sluis school http://tinyurl.com/n5wsysf).  The motifs are also quite large – I’m thinking this is an early 20th c piece.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks a bit shrunken especially edges and the rolled edges aren’t very straight. Probably a sign of a previous wash.

121309197057   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/kz2ymgj pretty victorian embroidered net shawl for craft or display.
Size: none given.
Starting Price: 10.00 GBP
Auction ends: Apr 30, 2014 07:27:37 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller seltmeister, simmerath, Germany
Comments: A shawl of embroidered net, can’t determine the shape from the description. The photos are pretty fuzzy, but it looks like a good quality tambour piece, probably Belgian. Masses design on at least 2 edges, with large flowers and leaves in the ground.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: Unknown
Damage: One photo shows a repair. Can’t assess much else.
Soilage: Looks a kind of beige color, again photos are too unfocused to tell much.

351055529180   Sold for 50.00 GBP, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nytf5ur Antique handmade silk lace lovely long scarf or small stole
Size: 90″ x 8.5″ to 10″
Starting Price: 39.99 GBP
Auction ends: Apr 30, 2014 08:07:15 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A long narrow guipure scarf. I think the thread look like linen. I’m also thinking with the very precise woven leaf flowers that it’s a German piece, but not certain.  Good bold pattern, well executed. Note the lack of any gimp. It’s one of those ‘indeterminate guipures’ that I get so frustrated with identification.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Seller cites occasional minor pull.
Soilage: Looks clean.

291131391385   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/mpt8lwp Antique Irish crochet lovely long Collar – jacket or waistcoat piece
Size: 49″ inside edge, 4.5″ wide on average
Starting Price: 49.99 GBP
Auction ends: Apr 30, 2014 08:55:11 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A long, shaped Irish crochet piece which as the seller suggests, could have gone with a jacket. Small motifs decorated with single heavy raised rings. Picots look like tight crocheted loops.  Actually it’s an assemblage of repeats of a mostly 5-part branched flower arrangement – most Irish crochet shows this kind of motif.  The design is appropriately dense and well executed.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Maybe a slight cream color? Hard to tell from the photos.

291131427165   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/kzzttd3 Volant dentelle aiguille ancienne (XIXè) point de gaze Bruxelles 2,15mx16cm
Size: 2.15 m x 16 cm
Starting Price: 450.00 EUR
Auction ends: Apr 30, 2014 10:36:52 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller valbya, Ile de France, France
Comments: A precisely made Point de Gaze border with multiple raised petal in some of the roses. The accents are traditional ring and knots for the roses, rows of knots in the scroll work, and a good star filling in a medallion center. Connected picots on the outer edges. A higher-end market piece with good design and execution. It’s amazing what you can do in Point de Gaze with basically only two stitches.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: Cut on ends, although they might be terminated around the motifs.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos. Looks unused.
Soilage: Looks clean and unwrinkled.

291129350962   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/n27ekn9 LG HANDMADE Antique Vtg VICTORIAN BELGIAN BRUSSELS APPLIQUE LACE WEDDING VEIL
Size: 6.5 feet long, 62″ wide
Starting Price: $2,000.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: Apr 30, 2014 18:21:42 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller jfrshwtr09, Englewood, Florida, United States
Comments: A veil of Brussels bobbin applique on machine net with a few needle-made accents in the fillings.  Hard to tell the exact shape from the photos.  The lace looks loosely made, although from what little of the design I can see, it looks fairly naturalistic. I think this would be an impressive piece if you could get a good look at the whole thing.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t tell the exact form, but there is a headpiece attached.
Damage: Occasional small hole in motifs. Can’t tell much without more photos.
Soilage: Seller cites a stain from the metal in the headpiece.

301141040054   3 offers, non accepted.

http://tinyurl.com/lsfdsj6 ANTIQUE COTTON BRUSSELS APPLIQUE LACE TRIM 14X46 FRENCH DOLL DRESS AIRY PATTERN
Size: 14″ x 46″
Starting Price: $0.99
Auction ends: Apr 30, 2014 19:12:19 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller meadowpaint, Carlsbad, California, United States
Comments: A fascinating piece. Long excellent Beds insertions are combined with vertical strips of bobbinlace applique on machine net (the applique looks Belgian.)  The Beds lace is excellent with large motifs of decorated clothwork – one of my favorite styles. It’s all been assembled and cut on three sides, so it’s hard to imagine the origin and history of this piece.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: An assembled piece. Cut both ends and along the top. Engrelure added.
Damage: A number of small holes, mainly in the tulle.
Soilage: Looks clean.  Beds lace is a slightly different color than the rest.

201076978435   Sold for$104.05, 13 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kawzcy5 ANTIQUE HANDMADE MALTESE SILK BLONDE LACE FRENCH DOLL DRESS INTRICATE 5X52 HAT
Size: 5″ x 52″
Starting Price: $0.99
Auction ends: Apr 30, 2014 19:13:09 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller meadowpaint, Carlsbad, California, United States
Comments: There must be a name for this style of Maltese border – basically heart-shaped teardrops with different fillings. You see it so often in many variations. Here the Maltese cross filling alternates with a grid of woven leaves. The pointed border scallops here is a bit unusual.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites “golden coloring”, and “perhaps some age spotting”

301160214380   Sold for $104.05, 8 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lggpc8x Antique Handmade English Honiton Bobbin Lace Trim Bridal Wedding Linen Hankie
Size: ~12″ square
Starting Price: $49.99
Auction ends: Apr 30, 2014 19:28:42 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller abridav216, Beachwood, Ohio, United States
Comments: A Honiton handkerchief. Woven picoted brides in a roughly rectangular pattern. The motifs are a little snails/slugs style, but trying to break out of the mode. Grids of woven tally leadwork fillings, and the work itself is nicely executed.  I like the general impression of the piece.
Provenance:  Comes from a 97 year old lady who inherited it from her aunt.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few broken brides.
Soilage: Overall clean, but it does have the shrunken washed look.

271464936321   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/md8pchy Antique OffWhite Handmade English Honiton Bobbin Lace Trim Bridal Wedding Hankie
Size: ~13″ square
Starting Price: $49.99
Auction ends: Apr 30, 2014 19:30:40 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller abridav216, Beachwood, Ohio, United States
Comments: I wanted to review this Honiton handkerchief because it shows something that isn’t often discussed. The lace on the outer edge is conventional Honiton (a little rough), snails/slugs style, but the inner rows are a tape that you could purchase commercially. You could buy yards of this stuff, both handmade and machine made from Belgium. I think the ones used in this piece are machine made.  All a part of later attempts to speed up production.
Provenance:  Comes from a 97 year old lady who inherited it from her aunt.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few broken brides.
Soilage: Slightly off-white, probably washed in the past. Seller cites a disconnected seam.

271464938922   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/m7vszss Belgian Style Carrickmacross Lace Berthe BRIDAL REENACTOR COLLECTOR
Size: ~1 yard long, 7.5″ deep
Starting Price: $125.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: Apr 30, 2014 20:07:29 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A deep collar of muslin applique on machine net. Appliqued with tambour stitch which probably means this is from Belgium. Some embroidery on the muslin for definition, and the piece also includes well-done needlerun fillings.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Some holes in the tulle.
Soilage: Looks clean and white.

131174372324 131174372324a   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/mfja3q3 a pretty large lace collar probably honiton
Size: 50 cm long
Starting Price: 39.99 GBP
Auction ends: May 1, 2014 01:39:17 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller hotham111, Taunton, United Kingdom
Comments: A long, narrow collar of Honiton.  Snails/slugs style, nicely worked with woven tally leadwork fillings, mainly around the edge.  The neckline border is quite typical of Honiton. Plaited picoted brides.  It’s a little unusual to see this form in such nice condition.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean, just a little wrinkled.

181388458620   Sold for 39.99 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/k66wef5 Antique Brussels Point de Gaze lace lovely Bertha Collar
Size: 41″ neckline, 5″ deep
Starting Price: 95.00 GBP
Auction ends: May 1, 2014 06:31:02 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A high-end market Point de Gaze bertha. Multiple raise petal roses with decorated clothwork.  The decorative ‘mode’ fillings are exceptional, particular the little grids of stars.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos. Mesh looks in good shape.
Soilage: Looks clean and white – not perfectly crisp, but OK.  Might have been washed at some time.

291132038889   Sold for 155.00 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/k89vb2h Antique Honiton handmade lace set of lovely mats 12 small 1 large center piece
Size: mat: 13″ x 13.5″, rounds just under 5.5″ diameter
Starting Price: 75.00 GBP
Auction ends: May 1, 2014 06:49:38 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments: I’ve never seen something like this before.  A square mat and 12 round mats of Honiton.  The design of the square is pretty crowded by does seem to have a 4-part symmetry.  Edges of everything are turkey tail variations, and the round pieces centers are rather confused.  Still, the work is good and the set is unusual.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few minor pulls.
Soilage: Seller sites some faint age marks.

291132048084   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/m5nhvez Antique early handmade bobbin lace Brabant ? Devon ? length ….collector
Size: 2.75″ x 48″
Starting Price: 44.99 GBP
Auction ends: May 1, 2014 07:42:32 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments: I think this is a later 19th century Belgian copy of an mid 18th c design. The small flowers in the point ground ribbons just don’t look English. Although the woven tally fillings do.  But I’m also looking also at the upper straight border which is very plain for such a complex piece. Terminations of some oval elements is also a little clumsy. I’m pretty sure the hexagonal mesh ground is bobbin-made. An interesting and confusing piece – would be nice to get an analysis of the thread, cotton or linen.  If linen I’d push the date back, but not much.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends.
Damage: A few minor pulls, frayed threads and occasional break.
Soilage: Looks clean.

291132071111   Sold for 44.99 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/kkr4lqc Antique Honiton handmade lace very lovely shawl or veil
Size: 81″ x 84.5″
Starting Price: 320.00 GBP
Auction ends: May 1, 2014 09:20:43 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A square shawl or veil of Honiton applique on machine net combined with Honiton Guipure.  A more advanced and very interesting piece. The guipure is deeply attached around the edges of the piece, and the designs are crisp, paying tribute to the snails/slugs style, but with a more modern twist and beautifully made.  Large areas of woven tally leadworks, picoted square brides.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few small repairs in the tulle and some small pulls.
Soilage: A few brown age stains.

291132142263   Sold for 320.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/lzjur4b Antique Brussels applique handmade lace lovely long & wide flounce length
Size: 8.75″ x 5 yards 17″
Starting Price: 95.00 GBP
Auction ends: May 1, 2014 09:35:16 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A wide border of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine tulle. Middle-market product with small motifs in a very open pattern. This kind of lace is quite common, but doesn’t often survive in good shape.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: One join. Ends cut.
Damage: A few tiny holes in the tulle near the top edge, minor. Looks little used.
Soilage: Looks clean.

291132151749   Sold for 112.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kjhu5pe Antique Binche lace trim early apron piece white work farm yard scene. collector
Size: 18″ x 15.25″.  Lace is 1.15″ wide.
Starting Price: 120.00 GBP
Auction ends: May 1, 2014 10:14:51 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments: The whitework embroidery on this little apron is quite beautifully done. The piece is edged with a Mechlin narrow border with cinq trou ground and a few interesting fillings.  Mechlin played a lot with various grounds early on. Mid 18th c design in the lace, but I don’t know if that also dates the embroidery which looks more modern. The lace itself could be a modern copy, there’s a ‘Flanders’ lace that looks somewhat like this in the 19th c. But I think it’s an earlier piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: An assembled piece, top edge cut.
Damage: A few small holes in the lace which is a little worn.
Soilage: Some brown stains primarily on the cloth, but also a few in the lace.

291132177620   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/mkplugs Antique Lace/Mother of Pearl Fan–Bought in Paris 1920’s
Size: box is 10″ in length.
Starting Price: $159.99
Auction ends: May 1, 2014 19:44:11 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller miri2024, Redwood City, California, United States
Comments: Photos of this fan are pretty fuzzy so I’m guessing a bit here. Brussels Duchesse fan with Mother of Pearl (abalone) sticks. There’s a large Point de Gaze insert in the center with what I think are raised petal roses.  Decorative needle-made ‘mode’ fillings also in other parts of the bobbinlace.  A higher-end market product, with original box.
Provenance:  Bought in Paris in the 1920’s. The box appears to say “Madame ?, dentelle de point de rose? et duchesse”
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Very difficult to say.
Soilage: I do see some brown stains in the lace along the lines of the sticks.

351056911700   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/m9a4xlx ANTIQUE STUNNING HANDMADE BOBBIN LACE BERTHA COLLAR COLLECTOR
Size: 35″ neckline, 5″ deep
Starting Price: 4.99 GBP
Auction ends: May 2, 2014 10:59:24 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller vickysilk, somerset, United Kingdom
Comments: A Bruges bloemwerk bertha collar.  Note the little ‘islands’ at the bride intersections, a characteristic of this lace.  Conventional flower and leaf motifs.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Some localized brown staining. Looks a little worn in general.

201077946840   Sold for 26.00 GBP, 8 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lxa3dh2 BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE VICTORIAN IVORY LACE TRIM 132 x 1&1/2 inches
Size: 1.5″ x 132″
Starting Price: 4.99 GBP
Auction ends: May 2, 2014 11:00:04 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller vickysilk, somerset, United Kingdom
Comments: A long border of narrow Bucks bobbinlace, geometric design with a heavy gimp. Note the woven tallies in the upper ground. Looks like this piece was recovered from a garment.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Remnants of tulle attached to the footside edge. Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Few closeup photos, but I see a few pinholes in the point ground
Soilage: Looks a little worn along the scallops, not bad.

201079474082   Sold for 12.59 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mynhgwj STUNNING ANTIQUE VICTORIAN BLACK LACE TRIM VEIL MANTILLA EMBROIDERED 44 x 23
Size: 44″ x 23″
Starting Price: 14.99 GBP
Auction ends: May 2, 2014 11:00:07 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller vickysilk, somerset, United Kingdom
Comments: A bonnet veil of black embroidered net. Photos are fuzzy, but it looks needlerun.  The design looks much like contemporary blonde de Caen with the lower border of large, elaborate flower sprays, and a narrower border along the other three sides.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Top edge looks turned under to accommodate the drawstring (missing)
Damage: Some non-trivial holes in the tulle.
Soilage: Seller cites discoloration, but I can’t find it in the black lace.

191149711000   Sold for 15.49 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lelz65d * Updated title – LEFKARA Lace Cyprus 20thc *
Size: 8″ x 52″
Starting Price: $19.99
Auction ends: May 2, 2014 11:39:24 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller jaruk, Worcester, United Kingdom
Comments: You can really get thrown by pieces like this if you haven’t seen them before. It’s a modern Lefkara lace, made in Cyprus, likely in the 1950’s.  I own a much longer example with virtually an identical design with with an additional fringe. See the postage stamp issued by Cyprus in 1981 commemorating Leonardo da Vinci’s visit to Cyprus supposedly in 1481. It shows a similar example, a well documented piece made specifically for the anniversary celebration. Da Vinci was supposed to have brought back lace to the Milan cathedral, but if he visited at all, it was probably an embroidery.
The local name for this work is ‘tayiadha’, derived from the Italian ‘punto-tagliato’. The revival of the art started in the early 20th century. The annual Lefkara lace festival takes place in August (will get this on the LaceNews calendar just as soon as I find out the dates). Lefkara lace is one of the 3 laces recognized as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO  along with Alençon and the Croatian laces. I think it’s the finest cutwork made today.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Something attached to the top edge looks cut off. Cut and shaped at the ends.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks pretty clean.

161285820312   lefkara_jpg   Sold for $88.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lxba9vg * Antique Large Needlerun Hand made Handkerchief Edging *
Size: 17″ x 18″
Starting Price: $15.00
Auction ends: May 2, 2014 11:32:44 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller jaruk, Worcester, United Kingdom
Comments: A handkerchief border of embroidered net, no center. The lace is needlerun with beautifully done filling stitches and embroidery meant to resemble clothwork. No specific Irish iconography, but it does almost resemble Carrickmacross patterns. High probability it is Irish Limerick.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Center cloth missing.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.

161285843173   Sold for $22.53, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ldh5y63 * Antique HONITON Lace Hankderchief 1.5×13.5 inch *
Size: 13.5″ square
Starting Price: $15.00
Auction ends: May 2, 2014 11:35:58 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller jaruk, Worcester, United Kingdom
Comments: A Honiton handkerchief, snails/slugs style. Fairly conventional motifs, nicely done, good woven tally leadwork fillings.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: I see one hole in a motif, lower right edge. A few frayed threads.
Soilage: Looks clean.  Creases from fold lines.

161285904068      Sold for $15.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/lqubpd4 Fine Hand Worked Antique Lace Collar /Bertha 19th Century Possibly Maltese
Size: 9.5″ deep
Starting Price: $15.00
Auction ends: May 2, 2014 14:23:13 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller celestial20_0, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
Comments: A deep Maltese shawl collar. It is built from 4 concentric layers.  The outer border is floral, next has some good guipure against a wire ground. Then more guipure with wheat ear woven leaves.  The inner is more guipure.  A complex design, well worked.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.

351055064387   Sold for 49.00 GBP, 11 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kgfe27o Vintage Tambour Tulle Net Lace Panel urtain Bedspread Antique Bridal Veil
Size: 55″ x 72″
Starting Price: $750.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: May 2, 2014 20:21:43 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller twist-in-time, Keller, Texas, United States
Comments: Given the foldover at the top for a rod, this s probably a curtain of muslin applique on machine net. It also looks like it is designed to hang vertically. The muslin is further heavily embroidered and decorated with cutwork.  Interesting design of urns and flowers, rather Art Nouveau.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None, but unsure if top treatment is original.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.

301162365763   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/m6vmdu6 Exquisite Antique Cantu Needle Lace Victorian Collar
Size: 15.75″ circumference, 6″ deep
Starting Price: $88.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: May 3, 2014 09:13:32 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller vintageblessings, Meridian, Idaho, United States
Comments: From a San Francisco estate, formerly owned by Marjorie Fleishhacker.
Provenance:  A collar of Cantu bobbinlace. Typical hook and flower motifs, no figural work. Good design, does a lot with the traditional motifs. It looks set off like a jewel against the blue velvet background.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: A few tiny spots.

271467609657   Sold for $72.00, offer accepted.  I know because I bought it.

http://tinyurl.com/kgq3xwy ANTIQUE VICTORIAN CREAM BRUSSELS LACE FAN LEAF MOUNT PANEL c1880
Size: 53 cm wide, 15 cm high
Starting Price: 24.99 GBP
Auction ends: May 3, 2014 12:15:45 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller rupertandtoby, Surrey, United Kingdom
Comments: From a San Francisco estate, formerly owned by Marjorie Fleishhacker.
Provenance:  An interesting Duchesse de Bruxelles fan leaf.  The Point de Gaze elements have no ground, just flowers floating in the bobbinlace. One rose, and what might be two iris.  The bobbinlace is fairly conventional, no raised work in either that or the needlelace. A rather crowded design, but interesting arrangement.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Some areas of discoloration, staining to edges where glued to the guards.

390826642473   Sold for 43.00 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kxpm7qu 19thC handmade Brussels lace flounce Finest London store
http://tinyurl.com/n6y8zvb 19thC handmade Brussels lace on Roll Finest London store
http://tinyurl.com/mgpv3bm 19thC handmade Brussels lace on Roll Finest London store
Size
: 14″ x 105″, 13.5″ x ~158″, 15″ x ~220″
Starting Price: 95.00 GBP, 130.00 GBP,
Auction ends: May 3, 2014 12:58:55 PDT, May 03, 2014 12:53:52 PDT,
May 03, 2014 12:45:56 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller dorcaskitty, Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Comments: A set of three flounces of Brussels bobbin and needlelace applique on machine net – I’ll post them all together.  They appear to be wound on original bolts. All are of the same pattern.  Occasional needlelace accents in the form of simple fillings and also individual flowers along the outer edge.  A provenance like this is unusual. Sometimes you see boxed pieces from Lefebure at the Drouot auctions, but beyond something like that, any indication of date or retailing is very rare.  The design is a romantic mass of flowers along the lower borders, esprits above. I think they are used since I see some tiny repairs in one.  The general form is more a ‘crinoline flounce’, which is an earlier form than the early 1900’s.
Provenance:  This appears to be part of the Blackborne collection, which contained laces from all periods. Arthur Blackborne started collecting lace in the 1850’s and his son continued.  The shop A. Blackborne and Company in South Audley Street ended business in 1913.  The Metropolitan Museum of Art purchased 600 pieces of the collection in the early 20th c, and the contents of the shop were gifted to the Bowes Museum in 2006. Unclear how these got on the market. Seller says it’s from a small private collection.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut, but I’ll assume so. Engrelure added at tops.
Damage: I see a few small repairs in the tulle in the last piece.
Soilage: Looks clean, maybe a little beige. A little wrinkled.

331189068839   331189065179   390830593834
Sold for 410.00 GBP, 7 bidders.
Sold for 543.00 GBP, 9 bidders.
Sold for 920.00 GBP, 9 bidders.

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Interview: Patty Foley and “Common Sense Connecticut” – April 21, 2014

Patty Foley, former president of the New England Lace Guild, has embarked on a personal mission to raise the awareness of handmade lace among the general public. Not just to lacemakers, but to those interested in art and fashion, in collecting, and in recovering the past and passing the art to the next generation. She has just completed a half hour interview on “Common Sense Connecticut”, a show on Public Access Television, and will continue to present her recently developed “Lace is Everywhere” lecture throughout the area.
You can see the complete interview at http://tinyurl.com/mvw259t.  She is the second guest on the show, so her piece starts about halfway through the video.  Patty is also starting to develop a series of shows on lace, and LaceNews will be delighted to track her progress.

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Lace Exhibition: Jaydan Moore & Olivia Valentine- April 4-26, 2014

VCUArts/Fountainhead Fellows Exhibition
Dates:
April 4-26, 2014
Hours:  Tues-Sat 10:00 to 17:00 and by appointment
Location: Page Bond Gallery
1625 West Main Street, Richmond, VA 23220
Contact: 804-359-3633
Exhibition Photos: http://tinyurl.com/kdqegtc

My apologies for being so late on this one. Olivia Valentine has been at Virginia Commonwealth University in the Department of Craft and Materials Studies for the past year where she has a Fountainhead Fellowship to teach and make new work. This exhibition marks the end of her fellowship, and also looks at a few ideas she got from studying in Turkey.

5720ad9d7940e94c-Valentine-Nakis
Yürüyüş Oyası (Turuncu Boncuklar), Photograph, 2014.

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Lace Event Spain: IX Trobada de Puntaires, Platja d’Aro – April 23, 2014

IX Trobada de Puntaires, Platja d’Aro (Girona, Catalonia)
Sponsor: Ajuntament de Platja d’Aro
Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Time: 11:00-13:00
Place:  Av. de S’Agaró
Contact: 972 804 207
Website:  http://tinyurl.com/ny8479e

This is another event associated with the Sant Jordi celebrations.

platjadaro map

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Lace Event Spain: Trobada de Puntaires Barberà de Vallès – April 23, 2014

Trobada de Puntaires Barberà de Vallès  (Vallès Occidental, Catalonia)
Sponsor: Associació de Puntaires Barberà de Vallès
Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, Dia di Sant Jordi
Place: Plaça de la Vila
Website: http://tinyurl.com/l62fkoa
Contact: 
93 718 08 36

This event is one of the events connected with the La Diada de Sant Jordi.  Very little specific information on the Trobada is given.

Barbera de Valles  Barbara de valles map

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Lace Event Spain: XVII Trobada de Puntaires Olesa de Bonesvalls – April 13, 2014

XVII Trobada de Puntaires Olesa de Bonesvalls (Alt Penedès, Catalonia)
Organizers:  Ajuntament d’Olesa de Bonesvalls
Date: Sunday, April 13, 2014  (changed from the original April 27th date)
Time: 10:00 to 14:00
Place: Centre Cívic
Contact: bonnesvalls@iba.ct, 938984008
Website: http://tinyurl.com/mnpj8cl

It’s already past, but it has been very difficult to find anything on this event. I’m guessing some from past events.

olesa de bonesvalls

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