No Ebay Alerts for January 22, 2017

Big lace-related deadline coming up February 1st – more on that later. So no Ebay Alerts tomorrow.
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Auction: De Baecque, French and Belgium laces from the late 18th cent to 1930 – February 1, 2017

Auction: French and Belgian laces from the late 18th century to 1930
Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Place: De Baecque & Associés
70 Rue Vendôme, 69006 Lyon
Directions:  http://tinyurl.com/jzpacv4
Time: 14:00: Laces
15:30:  Textiles-Costumes
From the wardrobes and trunks in an attic of a Chateau near Lyon and others.
Catalogs: dentelles_01-02-2017_debaecque
ventedebaecque_fevrier2017_francangl
Website: http://www.debaecque.fr/
Public Viewing:  Viewng in Paris (132 boulevard Raspail 75006 Paris):
Monday January 23 from 14:00 to 18:00
Viewing in Lyon (70 Rue Vendôme, 69006 Lyon):
Tuesday, January 31 from 10:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 18:00
Wednesday Feburary 1 from 9:00 to 12:00
Information: Paris 01 42 46 52 02, Lyon +33(0)4 72 16 29 44, contact@debaecque.fr
Lace Expert: Claude Vuille, claude_vu@hotmail.com, 33 (0)6 74 66 39 05

About 90 lots of laces will be listed, and Claude has sent the following notes and photos:

  • #31  This kind of Valenciennes de Gand has been produced after Sister Marie-Joseph from the Visitation convent died. The bobbin lace makers then created a simpler diamond mesh ground of twisted threads to fastening the production, and they used a cotton thread instead of the fine linen thread used by the Visitation convent.
    Dim : 3,65m x 7,5cm (144” x 3”) (good condition) 1,40m x 6cm (55” x 2.4”) (good condition, one join)
    200/250 EUR
    31_valenciennesdegand_01   31_valenciennesdegand_02
     
  • #33  Flounce of Dresden stitch, Germany, 18th cent, fine whitework on a fine batiste. (good condition)
    Dim: 75cm x 8,5cm. (29.6” x 3.3”)
    250/300 EUR
    33_dresde
  • # 42  A nice flounce of French Alençon handmade needle lace dating from the 2nd half of the 19th cent, lovely floral design very finely worked in  cotton thread, with the simple Alençon ground, horse hair along the edge, color is slightly ecru. Good workmanship.
    Dim : 5,85m x 7cm (230’’ x 2.8’’) (good conditon, a very few little holes in the net)
    700/800 EUR

    42_alencon
  • #51 A deep stole of a fine Brussels Rose Point de Gaze needle lace, beautiful design of flowers and cartouches with raised work, over 130 roses with 3 Dimensional petals, about 1880-1900, cotton thread, creamy-bone color with some shading (good condition, some slightly orange shades or little storage spots, a few little holes to the net)
    Dim : 2,60m x 68cm (102” x 27”) the wider
    4000/5000 EUR
    51_etole_pointdegaze_01   51_etole_pointdegaze_02
     
  • #53 A gorgeous handkerchief of a fine Brussels Rose Point de Gaze needle lace, beautiful design of flowers and cartouches with raised work, roses with 3 Dimensional petals, about 1870-80, cotton thread, ivory color (very good condition, a very few storage dots)
    350/400 EUR
    a_53_mouchoir_pointdegaze_01
  • #56 A rare gorgeous handkerchief framed with a wide French Alençon handmade needle lace, dating from the 2nd half of the 19th cent.
    Beautiful design with garland of flowers, each corner is decorated with a basket, bouquets of flowers & ribbon, cartouchs with fancy filling.  Alençon simple ground, cotton thread, horse hair. Good workmanship (very good unused condition for the lace, eight tiny pinholes to the central cloth)
    The beauty of the design and the really good quality of workmanship  show that this comes from one of the foremost manufacturers, possibly Lefebure.
    Dim: 34cm x 34cm (13.2” x 13.2”)
    2000/2500
    a_56_mouch_alenc_01
     
  • #59 Beautiful wedding handkerchief with the coat of arm of the Count Arthur Charles Marie de TALHOUËT de La GRATIONNAYE and Ernestine Hélène Marie THOMÉ de KÉRIDEC dating from the 2nd half of the19th cent. Hand spun and wowen linen, fine whitework motif of two lions with the coat of armes of de Talhouët de la Grationnaye familly and Thomé de Keridec familly surmounted with a count coronet, embroidered motto of the Talhouët familly “Nil Altius” . Edged with a Valenciennes bobbin lace (in a very good clean condition)
    250/300 EUR
    59_hanky

This is a Drouot auction, although it will be held in Paris. You can bid online with Drouot Live.

Online bidding with Drouot Live:
If you want to bid by yourself you will have to create an account. Then you will be able to follow the sale with a real time viewing of the auction directly from your computer. You can bid by clicking the appropriate bidding price when the auctioneer reaches the lot you are interested in. If you wish to register for the auction please follow the instructions at http://tinyurl.com/zl5beow to create a Drouot Live Account. You must also register for this specific auction before noon on June 13, 2016 – go to http://tinyurl.com/z4abdwb and find the auction on the page for June 13.
The view on your computer has a few seconds delay but the auctioneer is used to it and he will wait a few second when somebody is bidding through the net. This works well as long as the internet equipment has no connection troubles.

Phone bidding:
Otherwise, you can ask to be called when the auctioneer is approaching the particular lot number. A member of the staff will phone you a few minutes before the item will be on sale and you can instruct him to bid on you behalf, in real time.  Both of these possibilities are free of charge and will not have any impact to the final hammer price.

Absentee Bid:
You can also submit an Absentee Bid Form (an order bid) and the auction house will execute it by bidding for you behalf until the price has reached your nominated amount. If bidding doesn’t reach this amount, you win the item for the price at which the bidding ceased. If you are the winner, a member of the staff will send you by email your final invoice. We will send your item to the appropriate postal address as soon as we will get your payment.

Buyer’s Premium:  20,83% HT = 25% plus VAT of 20%
TTC (toutes taxe comprises) – check on this before the auction.
Payment due:  Check or cash.  Bidders should make themselves known to De Baecque before the auction begins.

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Ebay Alerts! Thirty-six items – January 15, 2017

http://tinyurl.com/hhzwb35 Fine antique/vintage Irish  Youghal lace and linen modesty panel – shamrocks
Size: 7.8″ x 10.3″
Starting Price: £40.00
Auction ends: January 15, 2017 9:41 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A rectangle of hemmed linen with Youghal needlelace at the top edge and in a carefully cut out insert. The shamrocks in the insert have divided leaves, a nice touch. So is the complex grid filling. Even the best Youghal handkerchiefs rarely have this complexity.  The top insert is symmetric around the center point, and a rather simple, but dense design.  I don’t know what this is for. Perhaps as suggested by the seller, some kind of dress insert. It’s too small for a hand towel.  Note the top border is offset relative to the edges a bid, unsure why.  Any suggestions?
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: :Seller cites pale ivory color.
Finish: Horizontal fold crease.

332086132975   Sold for £89.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/hw8ulha Antique/vintage unused Honiton lace fern motif
http://tinyurl.com/j8p27ce Antique/vintage unused Honiton lace snodrops motif
Size: fern – 3.8″ x 1.2″, snowdrops -~3″ x 3″
Starting Price: £12.00, £20.00
Auction ends: January 15, 2017 9:50 AM PST.
January 15, 2017 9:56 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: Honiton motifs like this don’t come up for sale too often, but there does seem to be a regular supply.  The finished pieces are often attached to blue paper – note the shiny finish on the paper for the 2nd piece. They are probably left over piecework for orders that were never completed, and as such provide insight into the Honiton lace industry.  The designs of these two pieces is more advanced than the snails/slugs style.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: :Seller cites pale ivory color both.
Finish: Papers a little creased.

232200021732   Sold for £12.00, 1 bidder

232200026811   Sold for £38.00, 4 bidders

http://tinyurl.com/gwfbkmj 150 ins antique vintage Bucks point lace border
Size: 3.5″ x 150″
Starting Price: £75.00
Auction ends: January 15, 2017 10:09 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of English Point ground lace.  I’m going to say this is Regency Point, because of the general design, large filling areas, and the fact that the little four-petal flower near the border has an inside gimp and no gimp on the outer edge. Hard to tell if this is original or a more modern copy.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 19th c, maybe 1st half.
Condition:
Modifications: One end cut, probably threads cut off the bobbins on the other end.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: :Seller cites pale ivory color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

232200042496   Sold for £367.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/jor7uk8 70 ins antique vintage Valenciennes lace border
http://tinyurl.com/gkwhjuy 130 ins antique vintage Valenciennes lace border
http://tinyurl.com/hjmqyf3 87 ins antique vintage Valenciennes lace border – flower and leaves
http://tinyurl.com/gt5zu5x 3 pieces fine antique/vintage 19th C Valenciennes lace
http://tinyurl.com/zrcmstv 79 ins antique/vintage 19th C Valenciennes lace border
http://tinyurl.com/jlvs56p 3 pcs. antique/vintage Valenciennes lace border

Size: 2″ x 70″, 2″ x 130″, 2″ x 87″,  (2.2″ x 41″, 1.1″ x 31″, 1.3″ x 81″),
2″ x 79″, (2″ x 70″, 1.3″ x 37″, 1.2″ x 52″)
Starting Price: £15.00, £15.00, £18.00, £20.00, £12.00, £20.00
Auction ends: January 15, 2017 10:39 AM PST
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Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: I’ll put all the Valenciennes from this seller together.
Provenance: #5 from a large collection of Val from a French collector. Most are typical later 19th c floral design, some with esprits, some without.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: #1 Ends cut  #2 Ends cut, 1 join  #3 edges cut and secured
#4 All cut one end, can’t see the other end #5 Cut and hemmed both ends
#6 Cut one end, middle one secured, can’t see the other end on any. One zigzag join on top piece visible. Set #6 is a little different, with the tight, thinner designs we associate with earlier in the 19th century, although they were made throughout the century. Thje last two on set 6 look like they have round hole mesh, rest are square.
Damage: #1, seller cites several small holes.  #2 bottom edge a little frayed.
#3 Seller cites localized breaks to top edge and wear to bottom edge.
#4 Seller cites some small holes, not sure where. #5 Small hole and some breaks to top edge #6
Soilage: #1 Seller cites some age discoloration #2 looks clean. #3 seller cites dark cream color. #4 bottom one has some red spots. #5 Seller cites pale ecru color with occasional brown rust mark. #6 Seller cites dark cream color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

232200066149   332086187266   332088183962
Sold for £15.00, 1 bidder.
Sold for £18.00, 2 bidders.
Sold for £42.00, 3 bidders.

232202182755   232203300484   332090338344
Sold for £20.00, 1 bidder.
Sold for £14.50, 2 bidders.
Sold for £20.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/zx8slza 19c FIGURAL Bobbin Lace Flounce: Knight, Other People, Birds, Some Funny Beings
Size: top 33″, bottom 34.75″, right side 9.25″
Starting Price: $630.00
Auction ends: January 16, 2017 8:50 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller curated_store, Dublin, Ohio, United States
Comments: A Point d’Angleterre border made in imitation of Point de France needlelace.  The standing figure under the crown is probably Louis XIV in theatrical costume. This is likely a copy of a late 17th c piece. There are some small flowers with ‘perls’ much like Rosaline.  Point de Gaze mesh.
We have seen something like this before. There is a piece reviewed in the 5/13/2015 Ebay Alerts http://tinyurl.com/js7v7ml which is a copy of a well known late 17th c cravat in the St. Gallen collection.  Several copies are known, including a ‘Point d’Angleterre’ one in the collection of Margaret Simeon.  Such copies were done not only in this technique, but also as bobbinlace applique on machine net.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c
Condition:
Modifications: Irregular cut left end, more or less straight cut right end. Engrelure added.
Damage: Small holes throughout.
Soilage: Might be some light stains lower right border.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

351955025018   351955025018a   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/gqxncsu Large Lace Dress Collar Antique Vintage Edwardian
Size: laid flat ~19″ wide, 21″ sort of on one side (see photos)
Starting Price: £12.00
Auction ends: January 16, 2017 10:11 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller banderllon, Thatcham, United Kingdom
Comments: A collar of Sol lace medallions, difficult to say where it was made. The thread is a bit heavy, with just two motifs.  A small loosely woven circle, and a larger pinwheel motifs.  It is a complex form with long front lappets, and might be an early 19th c craft piece.  But the design is interesting and the work of a quality that might indicate a more professional origin.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: ~1900.
Condition:
Modifications: Looks like the shoulder area might be fitted.
Damage: Neckline looks a little strange.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

262795659938   Sold for £15.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/jblqdmn Lace Dress Collar Lapel Antique Victorian Edwardian Handmade Wedding Dressmaking
Size: laid flat 11″ x ~17″
Starting Price: £26.00
Auction ends: January 16, 2017 10:24 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller banderllon, Thatcham, United Kingdom
Comments: A dress front of Honiton Guipure. Snails/slugs style with small areas of woven tally leadwork grid fillings.  Turkey Tail motifs around the edge, small rings around the neckline.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Slight fraying in attachment areas, minor.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

262795675049   Sold for £26.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/jmkal47 Antique handmade Maltese bobbin lace lappet long scarf black
Size: 178 cm x 18 cm
Starting Price: £111.60 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: January 17, 2017 7:37 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller hedgehogpear, BN8, United Kingdom
Comments: A lappet scarf of black silk Maltese. Outer edge is a ring of flower medallions, with some guipure ovals up the center. The pattern is matched so that a 4-leaf cross flls the empty spaces. A small medallion with a Maltese cross is at each end.  A fairly large example of this kind of scarf.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 1st quarter 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious form the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: Some minor folding along end edges.

162285967625   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/hlo5klr 86 ins antique 19th C Brussels Alençon lace border – provenence
Size: 2.6″ x 86″
Starting Price: £40.00
Auction ends: January 17, 2017 10:11 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of Alençon of the Herren Alençon style, but with réseau fin throughout.  I don’t see any obvious horsehair, it would have been used, but withdrawn.
Provenance: from the collection put together by Margaret, Marchioness of Crewe, her daughter, the 9th Duchess of Roxburghe and her great aunt, Lucy Cohen.
Date: 4th quarter 18th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends, engrelure added.
Damage: Small holes and pinholes and pulls in the mesh, one messy repair.
Soilage: Seller cites mid ivory color.
Finish: Some creasing near engrelure at right end.

332088182114   Sold for £40.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/hfcwnco COLLECTORS FANTAST WIDTH BLACK SILK FRENCH 19THC FLORAL CHANTILLY LACE 75×21″
Size: 21″ x 75″
Starting Price: $129.99 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: January 18, 2017 10 3:55 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller seltmeister, simmerath, Germany
Comments: An unusually wide border of Chantilly, probably used on a dress skirt. It’s not a typical crinoline flounce.  Romantic floral design with multiple rows of small esprits in the upper ground. No ombré shading.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut one end, I think, can’t see the other end.
Damage: Two racroc splits photographed.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

122275561855   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/zztds2r Antique Belgian Duchesse Bobbin Lace & Mother of Pearl Fan abanico eventail 1900
Size: 17.75″ x 9.5″
Starting Price: £0.99
Auction ends: January 18, 2017 7:59 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller madaboutfans, Cork, Ireland
Comments: A fan of Duchesse de Bruges with plain Mother of Pearl (abalone) sticks. Conventional motifs, irregular unpicoted brides.  No needlelace accents.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Some orange staining, mostly located along the sticks.
Finish: Expected fan creases.

142241906177   Sold for £57.54, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/jjf2qly Antique French Lace Veil/Shawl – 1800’s Handmade, 106″ by 25″
Size: 25″ x 106″
Starting Price: $2,999.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: January 18, 2017 8:36 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller rasmith81, New York, New York, United States
Comments: The photos of this piece are fuzzy, I can’t tell if it is needlelace or bobbinlace, but it is applique on machine net.  I’m guessing needlelace.  There are needle-made grid fillings in the flowers. Light floral design extending well up from the ends with a fairly wide border in the center part.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: There appear to be pulls and repairs in the tulle.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

322364308091   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/hbhv5k2 RARE, SO BEAUTIFUL Antique Irish CARRICKMACROSS LACE 10 Placemats DAINTY & FINE
Size: 11″ diameter.
Starting Price: $495.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: January 18, 2017 8:59 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller things*most*delightful, Sacramento, California, United States
Comments: Carrickmacross table linens are rare. The set of round Carrickmacross applique mats are small for dinner pieces, but could be used for lunch or tea. They appear to be a trousseau set with initials in the centers. Shamrock and rose design with needlerun fillings, and the typical looped picot border.  Buttonholed rings used as ‘esprits’ in the tulle. The cloth used is quite transparent, and I’m having trouble seeing how the edges are appliqued to the tulle. No obvious hand stitching, could use a really good closeup.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 1st quarter 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites white color and says they have been ‘gently hand laundered’, but gives no details on the process..
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

142002498851   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/zvf2gj2 Antique/vintage fine Brussels applique lace handkerchief – from Paris
Size: 14″ square
Starting Price: £220.00
Auction ends: January 18, 2017 9:39 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A handkerchief of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net. Elegant well worked small floral motifs. I think the esprits are buttonholed rings, hard to tell from the photos. Small needle-made knots and occasional ring used in flower centers.
Provenance: Bought by the seller in Paris.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites pale ivory color. A few small localized rust marks.
Finish: Vertical fold crease.

332089232958   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/j69qp8a Antique/vintage fine Brussels applique lace handkerchief – from Paris
Size: 15.2″ square
Starting Price: £230.00
Auction ends: January 18, 2017 9:56 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A high-end market Honiton guipure handkerchief. Finely worked ferns, feathery leaves, and figural butterflies. The clothwork in the pointed leaves with raised work is very even. Note the half stitch shading used in flowers and butterflies.  Here is the “Radford” handkerchief in the Met http://tinyurl.com/hsvdpky, and note it is labeled as ‘possibly designed by Emma Radford ( British, 1837-1901)’. There are differences between the two. The Met’s example has picoted brides and a much busier design with smaller motifs.  There is little sign of the traditional motifs found in the Ebay piece, yet the technique of the leaves and butterflies is similar in both.  The eBay’s treatment of the edge next to the center cloth is less sophisticated than the Met example.  It seems to me that the Ebay piece is a more traditional design, although well out of the snails/slugs mode.
Provenance: Similar to work of Emma Radford in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Honiton Museum in Devon.  See comments above.
Date: 2nd half 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller thinks it may have been laundered at some point and is now off-white color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles, not sure it that’s a good thing here.

332089248209   Sold for £952.80, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/jruvk53 74″ Antique Hand made Bobbin lace Collar Bedfordshire artist made Lace
Size: 74″ long
Starting Price: £199.00
Auction ends: January 18, 2017 11:30 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller nconny, New Milford, Connecticut, United States
Comments: A border of Beds lace, high quality both in design and execution. Note the leaves in the trail, also used as raised flowers against clothwork. This piece has a modern feel.
Provenance: Seller was told that the lady who made this lace won awards and was from Connecticut.  (I have not been able to locate a name.)
Date: mid 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends.
Damage: A few stray threads along the foot side.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

381920731645   Sold for $557.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/hety4j3 Antique handmade Point Plat de Venise needle lace edging COLLECTOR
Size: 3″ x 37″
Starting Price: $125.00
Auction ends: January 18, 2017 11:38 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A border of Flat Point, difficult to say when and where it was made.  The design is complete, which is in itself unusual for an early piece.  It does have the look of linen with a patina one might expect from cold pressing (although this might just be fuzzy photography.)  Filling stitches and eyelets are are seen in early work.  But there were so many copies of this kind of lace made, that without detailed examination, I’d say the jury is out.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: mid 18th c?
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends, bobbin-made engrelure added. Unsure if the lower edge is original.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: A few brown spots. Seller cites ecru/light beige color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

142242121953   Sold for $125.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/htuaova 17the C. Berainesque Flemish bobbin lace as unusual hooded veil or shawl
Size: 12″ x ~3 yards
Starting Price: $425.00
Auction ends: January 18, 2017 12:42 PM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: This could be an early Flemish bobbinlace piece – the quality of the small motifs and the presence of the 6psided plaited mesh are good signs.  It also has the vertical symmetry (sometimes called ‘candelabra’) typical of the later 17th c. Large flounces like this were usually used as furnishing pieces.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: Later 17th or early 18th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Reworked as a hooded shawl with a chiffon lining and some fringe added.  Original piece cut and secured on the ends. Bottom edge looks original, can’t see the top edge to tell if it may have been modified.
Damage: A number of small holes in the mesh, fairly localized.
Soilage: Seller cites ecru, light beige color.  Seller also says the piece has been washed but gives no details on the process.  There appears to be some brown staining remaining.
Finish: A little wrinkled.

132061629221   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/zy52o4y Antique Hand Made Point De Gaze Needle Lace Collar 118cm
Size: 46″ long
Starting Price: $55.00
Auction ends: January 18, 2017 1:25 PM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller ncnonny, New Milford, Connecticut, United States
Comments: A lappet scarf of Point de Gaze. No raised work and fairly limited but well done buttonholed rings used as decorative ‘mode’ fillings in the flower centers. Typical romantic floral design, well executed.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few pinholes in the mesh.
Soilage: Seller notes a few stains.
Finish: A little wrinkled.

381920864720   Sold for $99.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/he6fl3b 18th C. handmade Alençon needle lace long edging yardage COLLECT COSTUME
Size: 2.25″ x 3 yards 26″
Starting Price: $265.00
Auction ends: January 18, 2017 3:41 PM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A Louis XV mid 18th c needlelace border. I can’t see the mesh clearly, but I suspect is is brides tortillée, which would put this in the Argentan style.  It has a small variety of decorative ‘mode’ filling stitches. These include picoted hexagonal brides, groups of picoted rings, and star-like motifs. The clothwork is very solid, no decoration in the clothwork. Picots in the main work seem limited to the outer edge, and I don’t see any horsehair – also typical of Argentan work.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 3rd quarter 18th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few pulls and pinholes in the mesh, with some small repairs.
Soilage: Seller cites ivory color.
Finish: A little wrinkled.

142242346693   Sold for $265.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/z2btlqc Vtg Antique Early 1700-1750 18th Century Italian Lace Trim Rare Museum
Size: 6″ x 90″
Starting Price: $495.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: January 18, 2017 4:12 PM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller twist-in-time, Pottstown, Pennsylvania, United States
Comments: Laces like this are a puzzle. They appeared in the 18th century, and although they are often considered a Milanese subcategory, they were more common in Aquila in the central Italian Abruzzi region, usually with a more narrow tape than this example. Note the vertical symmetry of the design, also a characteristic of this lace. In addition to the wider tape, this example has double picoted brides, which is unusual, and aligns more to work in Milan. This tape lace is a simple technique and also spread into Eastern Europe.  Copies have been made well into the 20th c, and I’m reluctant to attribute a precise origin to this piece.
Provenance: One of the tags on this piece says “Phillips”, presumable the auction house that had such great lace auctions years ago.
Date: mid 18th c?
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Some vertical and other creasing.

291550311898   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/hont8rn Antique handmade needle lace Point de Venise a Rose or Point Colbert STUDY
Size: 6″ x 1+ yard
Starting Price: $145.00
Auction ends: January 19, 2017 9:56 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: I think this is a Burano piece, copying the smaller version of Gros Point, sometimes called Rose Point.  But I don’t like that term because everything in the lace world ends up being called Rose Point at some time or another.  Burano didn’t only make the grounded laces with overcast cordonnet, they also produced a lot of this type of lace. The long twisted stitches are the best indication.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: late 19th to early 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Ends cut.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites ivory color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

142243197116   Sold for $145.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/z2twauu Vintage Bedfordshire Cluny Bobbin lace handkerchief edging
Size: ~10.5″ square
Starting Price: $19.00
Auction ends: January 19, 2017 1:01 PM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A Beds handkerchief border. Close weaving, and note the raised tallies on the corner leaves. I especially like the treatment of the inner edge.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Bit of a discontinuity lower center, not sure what this is.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Vertical and horizontal fold creases.

132062781143   Sold for $19.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/j4klvae Antique Tiffany Carved Mother of Pearl Floral Lace Fan
Size: 14.5″ 24″ fame
Starting Price: $195.00
Auction ends: January 19, 2017 1:01 PM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller gypsy5961, New Milford, Connecticut, United States
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse fan with Mother of Pearl sticks.  Raised petal roses in the Point de Gaze inserts. A high end market piece.  Naturalistic design, excellent technique.  Piece is framed
Provenance: Label on the frame – Wedding Present Mary E James, May 15, 1886. Gift of John Matthews (Tiffany x Co)
Date: ~1886
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Edges near the guard sticks look a little soiled.
Finish: Expected fan creases.

201782811232   Sold for $195.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/hpcbop5 ANTIQUE POINT de GAZE EXQUISITE LONG LACE COLLAR WITH ROSES & LEAVES
Size: ~48″ long, 5″ wide at ends
Starting Price: $86.00
Auction ends: January 20, 2017 4:37 PM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller bortique, Cambridge, Minnesota, United States
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse collar with lappet ends, and with a separate ruffle attached at the back of the neck. Raised petal Point de GAze roses with no ground are set into the bobbinlace, which is almost all finely woven fern leaves.  A few round and scroll elements, but these are minor.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: A little shrunken, especially in the roses, probably from a past wash.

302195599145   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/jr2dgll ANTIQUE POINT de GAZE EXQUISITE LONG LACE COLLAR WITH ROSES & LEAVES
Size: 120″ x 44″
Starting Price: $4.99
Auction ends: January 20, 2017 5:30 PM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller dierstrebor, Bloomfield, Connecticut, United States
Comments: A triangular shawl of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net.  Small needlelace accents in flower centers.  It has suffered over the years (see provenance), but a lot looks recoverable. It is a good example of the type, although I think the motifs are a bit large in scale.
Provenance: Purchased over 60 years ago from a New York antique dealer.  Made into a bridal veil for a fashion shoot in 1952.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Made into a bridal veil.
Damage: Some major holes near the left end, minor holes elsewhere.
Soilage: Beige or ecru color.
Finish: Overall creases and wrinkles.

201783031290    No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/gqqlp23 VINTAGE 1900s SILK MALTESE BOBBIN LACE HAND MADE JABOT PANEL EXQUISITE HEIRLOOM
Size: 40 cm deep, neckline 17.5″, neckpiece 4 cm deep. 12.75″ wide max.
Starting Price: £123.25 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: January 21, 2017 1:59 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller vintage*desires, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Comments: A Maltese dress front with attached standup collar.  This type of lace originated on the island of Malta in the mid 1800’s. This piece is more typical of later work, and has a central Maltese cross, flowers around the border, and massed leaves in the main insert.  The dollar has a central cross, small flowers elsewhere.
Provenance: Seller says it was given to a relative about 1840.  But neither the style nor the history of Maltese lace agrees with this date – and it was not made in France.
Date: ~1900
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Overall slight wrinkling.

322303355896   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/jgyd49p ANTIQUE CARRICKMACROSS LACE BORDER
Size: 40 cm deep, neckline 17.5″, neckpiece 4 cm deep. 12.75″ wide max.
Starting Price: $175.00
Auction ends: January 21, 2017 1:59 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller yellow_daisy, Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: Flounce of Carrickmacross applique on machine net. Floral design, short repeat, with small areas of needlerun fillings. Typical looped picot border, no raised work.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c. or early 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends. Top border original but unfinished.
Damage: Small holes in the tulle, some repairs in the tulle, including one large zigzag piece.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Wrinkles and creases, especially near the top.

282323177461   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/jnarpd2 ANTIQUE CARRICKMACROSS LACE SHAWL
Size: 20″ x 96″
Starting Price: $425.00
Auction ends: January 21, 2017 5:39 PM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller yellow_daisy, Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: A high-end market Carrickmacross applique rectangular shawl. Design of flowers and bows with some swags at the ends.  Note the bride fillings with long picots, sign of better quality work. As are the raised rings in flower centers. Circular esprits in the ground, and it has the typical looped picots around the edges.
(I am helping this seller on her descriptions.)
Provenance: Used at one time by a prominent New England family as a wedding veil.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c. or early 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Occasional pull in the net. There are some loose threads visible in the tulle.
Soilage: Seller cites ivory color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

282323200641   No bids.

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Lace Event UK: Essex Lace Makers Lace & Craft Suppliers Fair, March 12, 2017

Essex Lace Makers Lace & Craft Suppliers Fair
Sponsor: 
Essex Lace Makers – ELM
Date: Sunday, March 12, 2017
Place: Chelmer Valley High School
Court Road, Broomfield, Chelmsford CM1 7ER
Time: 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/lnfat4g
Information: Marilyn James, marilynjjames@yahoo.co.uk, 01255 222135
Jackie Pells, j.pells@hotmail.co.uk

Demonstrations and exhibitions. Lacemakers invited to bring their pillows.
Vendors: Acorn Bobbins, Reg Beasant, Pat Castlo, Claire Allen, Common Thread
Craft Arena, Creative Jewellery, M&D Davis, Fireside Reflections, Glass Frog,
Guild of Needle Laces, J&G Hudson, Lace Guild Lacewing Designs, Lou Woo Designs, Makit, Lace Material Creations, Chris Parsons, Roseground, Sallys Spangles, Alison Tolson, Tylers Patch, Margaret Wall, Watercolours Lace, Winslow Bobbins

Tickets: £2.00 at the door, free for E.L. M. Members.
Free parking.

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Ebay Alerts! Twenty-one items – January 8, 2017

http://tinyurl.com/gqw7pq3 Antique/vintage machine Brussels Duchesse lace collar
Size: 16″ neckline, back depth 6.8″
Starting Price: £8.00
Auction ends: January 8, 2017 9:33 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A Bruges Bloemwerk collar with bold, well executed design. Everything seems nicely in balance in this piece.  Note the little ‘islands’ where the picoted brides meet and single woven tally fillings. Good example of the type.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: ~1900
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Slight fraying at some bride ends.
Soilage: :Seller cites mid ivory color.
Finish: No obvious creases or winkles.

232192728623   Sold for £16.80, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ja47q7u 3 lengths antique/vintage 19th C Valenciennes insertion lace
http://tinyurl.com/z5858wr 5 pieces fine antique/vintage 19thC Valenciennes Lace
Size: 1.75″ x (79″ + 15″), 1″ x 53″, 0.8″ x 65″
1.5″ x 124″, 1″ x 134″, 1″ x 105″, 1.5″ x 77″, 1.2″ x 70″
Starting Price: £8.00, £30.00
Auction ends: January 8, 2017 9:54 AM PST.
January 9, 2017 10:58 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: Valenciennes insertions are useful, but a little rare. In #1 these are fairly simple, a single line of leaves in the two two, and an interesting line of ovals in the bottom one. In #2 the top three insertions have a more undulating pattern. The bottom tow are simple slightly scalloped borders.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: ~1900
Condition:
Modifications: All cut one end, can’t see the other ends. Note the tags on two piece in #1, might be original.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the single photo.
Soilage: :Seller cites mid ivory color. Middle one in #1 has a few brown spots.
Finish: No obvious creases or winkles.

232192751981   Sold for £14.54, 3 bidders.
232193872250
   Sold for £30.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/hdu52zz 134 ins antique/vintage Valenciennes narrow lace border
Size: 3.6″ x 134″
Starting Price: £8.00
Auction ends: January 8, 2017 9:58 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: Simple, scalloped Valenciennes border with one row of circular esprits. The design seems to be a stylized leaf arrangement.  Square mesh.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: ~1900
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends.
Damage: Occasional weakness both the top and bottom border, minor.
Soilage: :Seller cites pale ivory color.
Finish: No obvious creases or winkles.

232192754417   Sold for £8.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/zrj659j Antique/vintage Chantilly lace bonnet veil – repair /study / projects
Size: 22″ x 42″
Starting Price: £8.00
Auction ends: January 8, 2017 10:11 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: An elaborate Chantilly hat veil. Note the top line of holes for threading the gathering ribbon. Elaborate romantic floral design, almost too detailed for a hat veil. No ombré shading, but various filling stitches and gimp work do gives some dimension to the halfstitch. An impressive design which has seen better days as far as condition goes.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Racroc splits, other holes and general wear.
Soilage: Looks clean but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: No obvious creases or winkles.

332078354115   Sold £62.20, 8 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/z84ssju Antique Wood German? Belgium? Lace Maker Carving. Wonderful Piece
Size: Not given. Might be about 6″ high to scale with the hand in one photo.
Starting Price: $149.00
Auction ends: January 8, 2017 6:47 PM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller sophocles352, Ocala, Florida, United States
Comments: A wooden carving of a Belgian lacemaker, no maker given. Well detailed, with some staining and burning? coloration. We usually think of such pieces as German, but this is obviously a Belgian subject.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: crack across the right shoulder.
Soilage: Hard to tell. Face looks clean.
Finish: Expected patina.

162342397304   Sold for $149.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/jjjyre4 19th C. handmade Point de paris centerpeice Dogs, Birds, Butterflies COLLECT
Size: 26″ diameter, lace is 5″ deep.
Starting Price: $325.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: January 8, 2017 8:48 PM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A table cover of Point de Paris with floral design including birds and dogs. That might be a butterfly above the dog.  Fairly complex, careful work. Note the eyelet embroidery in the center cloth.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: ~1900
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious for the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites ivory color.
Finish: Light wrinkling and some fold creases.

132030183671   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/jlvdol6 19th C. Handmade Chantilly Fall Cap and Lappets Rare COSTUME COLLECTOR
Size: 37″ long, 13″ center depth, 5.5″ max width lappets.
Starting Price: $165.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: January 9, 2017 9:41 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A Chantilly fallcap. The thread looks thick and black, probably a Belgian product.  Interesting design with three points on one side of the headpiece and one on the other side. You see this in Honiton sometimes.  The lappet ends are quit thick.  Floral design with honeycomb fillings.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few loose threads, minor.  Occasional knot in the mesh, might be from changing threads?
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: Light wrinkling and some fold creases.

142207607612   Buy-it-Now exercised.

http://tinyurl.com/jkrh7wd Antique 19thC Fine Hand Made Lace on Net White Bonnet Veil
Size: 13″ x 46″
Starting Price: $35.00
Auction ends: January 10, 2017 10:00 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller ogop, Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: A probable Belgian needlelace applique on machine net. Given the rather large width and the rolled top edge, this might be cut down from a larger piece. Still, needlelace applique in a form like this is unusual. Light florals along the lower border and up the sides, single sprigs used as esprits.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: May be cut down from a larger piece.
Damage: Three pinholes in the tulle, 2 small breaks along bottom edge. A few pulls in the tulle.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: A little minor wrinkling. Nice drape to the net.

252708590747   Sold for $78.77, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/j429c4l Antique Tiffany Carved Mother of Pearl Lace Fan 14k Gold Handle Signed 117DGZ
Size: 17.5″ x 10″
Starting Price: $249.99
Auction ends: January 10, 2017 12:14 PM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller gstroh, Rock Hall, Maryland, United States
Comments: A Point de Gaze fan with carved Mother of Pearl (Abalone) sticks.  It has the nicest repair to a guardstick I’ve ever seen. Excellent Art Nouveau floral design, no raised work. This is a higher end market piece, even without much in the way of decorative fillings. Comes with box.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: One repaired stick. Lace looks OK.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Expected fan creases.

332080415816   Sold for $338.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/jutnlnm Rare Antique Handmade Maltese Collar
Size: Not given.
Starting Price: $48.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: January 10, 2017 8:32 PM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller howard337, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Comments: A Beds insert with typical pattern of a single central piece with separate plaited edge added at the neckline and outer border. Note the raised tallies on the leaves in the central part. Good design, typical of Armstrong manufacture.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 1st quarter 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

302041795864   Buy-it-Now exercised.

http://tinyurl.com/z965reo BRUSSELS MIXED Lace Runner w 8 POINT DE GAXE Roses, Double Layer Leaves 43.5×17
Size: 17.5″ x 45.5″
Starting Price: $850.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: January 11, 2017 5:39 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller curated_store, Dublin, Ohio, United States
Comments: A runner of Brussels Duchesse. I don’t think the petals in the Point de Gaze inserts are raised, but there is raised work against halfstitch background in the bobbinlace. Both in leaves and the swag-work. This commonly seen in higher quality Duchesse. Most of the Point de Gaze are single roses, except at the ends where there are rows of decorative ‘mode’ fillings with regular PtdG ground.  Unusual to see this quality Duchesse in table linens.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites a light cream color. Also says it has been hand laundered (no details) and lightly pressed.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

351784271156   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/gnjro3n Antique 72″x126″ CANTU/Figural Bobbin/Milanese Hand Made Lace Tablecloth-Putti
Size: 72″ x 126″
Starting Price: $750.00
Auction ends: January 11, 2017 10:25 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller ogop, Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: A large tablecloth of Cantu bobbinlace. It has two techniques – the typical scrolling vines with 3-headed flowers and hooks, along with inserts of what might be called Point de Milan.  This is usually taken to mean pieced bobbinlace with a needle-made ground. The photos aren’t close enough to tell what kind of ground it has, it might be a bobbin plaited ground.  It is actually nice to see these two technique together, since it can often be difficult to attribute origin to this type of pieced lace.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: early 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

252710040628   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/hbxzjbr Unusual Binche style snow ground bobbin lace inset COLLECT COSTUME DECOR
Size: 2.25″ x 3 yards
Starting Price: $145.00
Auction ends: January 11, 2017 11:45 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: This type of lace with the rather stylized large motifs and variations on snow grounds and fillings is sometimes seen in the French Alps lacemaking regions, like Queyras. They are typically freehand laces.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles

132054548803   Sold for $185.30, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ha6ujky Vtg Antique Brussels Needle Point Lace 19th Century Ladies Cuffs Handmade
Size: each 3″ max x 9.25″
Starting Price: $45.00
Auction ends: January 11, 2017 1:07 PM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller twist-in-time, Pottstown, Pennsylvania, United States
Comments: Matching cuffs of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net. Buttonholed rings are used as esprits. Only some tiny needle-made knot fillings, and no raised work. Interesting shape and pattern.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles

291991499097   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/zat2ege Antique Italian Ecru Hand Made Bobbin Lace Tablecloth
Size: 76″ x 90″
Starting Price: $275.00
Auction ends: January 11, 2017 1:18 PM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller ogop, Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: A l
Provenance: Probably and Italian piece.  Tape lace border, and what really strikes me is the extended Venise-type plaited center. I can’t find any seams, wonder how they got such a large piece done. Wish there were closer photos.
Date: 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles. Unused with original tag.

252710261192   Sold for $275.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/jtt5klc Exquisite Antique Intricate Lace Collar Victorian Handmade
Size: 25″ neckline, 5″ max depth
Starting Price: £30.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: January 11, 2017 1:56 PM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller gate196, Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
Comments: An Irish crochet collar. Irregular picoted brides.  The non-traditional motifs have no raised work, but do have nicely finished edges. Some interesting filling stitches. A lot of square edges in the design, and most clothwork is double crochet. I think the thread might be linen, it has that kind of shine.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Broken upper right tip.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

201716804679   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/h7bcefr 190 ins fine antique 18th C Brussels Alencon lace border – provenence
Size: 2.5″ x 190″
Starting Price: £120.00
Auction ends: January 12, 2017 10:13 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of Louis XV style Alençon. The floral design is a little plain, without the typical Louis XV undulations. Might be a little later in style. Good decorative ‘mode’ fillings along the border and in flower centers – these really make the piece.
Provenance: From the collection of Margaret, Marchioness of Crewe, her daughter, the 9th Duchess of Roxburghe, and her great aunt, Lucy Cohen.
Date: 3rd quarter 18th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends, secured on one end.
Damage: Some pulls and tiny repairs to the mesh. Unusual to find mesh of this period in such good condition.
Soilage: Seller cites mid ivory color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

232196929672   Sold for £123.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/zgu48k7 antique IRISH CROCHET LACE COLLAR Round WIDE Shape Scalloped OPEN FLOWER PATTERN
Size: 16.5″ neckline, ~5″ to 5.5″ deep
Starting Price: $24.99
Auction ends: January 12, 2017 6:37 PM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller redgleen2, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Comments: An Irish Crochet collar with a lighter Rose of Sharon pattern inside, and heavier guipure motifs on the outside. This can be a very effective combination.  Good raised work in the motifs, and note the pinwheels of 3 shamrocks between the roses along the border.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Yellowing along the neckline.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

132055849391   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/j5oxp7n 91 ins antique vintage Brussels lace border
Size: 2.9″ x 91″
Starting Price: £25.00
Auction ends: January 13, 2017 10:54 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: An interesting pieced lace with heavy gimp. It doesn’t have typical Bruges motifs, and I’m particularly struck by the motifs along the lower border. They resemble things found in Italian needlelaces.  It is possible this is an Italian piece. Interesting design, good technique.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: early 20th C?
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends.
Damage: A few loose threads.
Soilage: Seller cites pale ivory color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

332083799420   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/z4tkm82 Pair Antique 96″ Handmade Cantu Lace Runners Dogs Birds
Size: each 11″ x 96″
Starting Price: £575.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: January 14, 2017 7:37 PM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller cayantiques, Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Comments: A pair of long Cantu lace runners with figural work. Most of the figures are embedded in the traditional cantu scrollwork. Birds have a bobbin-made ground inside ovals. These types of pieces don’t come up too often, but are a well recognized form.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 1st quarter 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites white color, one has a dark spot and smaller lighter spto.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

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Lace Event UK: Wolds Lacemakers Lace Day – January 14, 2017

Wolds Lacemakers Lace Day
Date: Saturday, January 14, 2017
Place: The Marist Hall, Church and Parish House
119 Cottingham Road, Kingston-upon-Hull HU5 2DH
Parking available, access for the disabled.
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Website:  http://www.woldslacemakers.co.uk
Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/j5lko4x

Suppliers:  Sixpenny Bobbins, Helen’s Sales
Wolds Sales Table
Workshop: ‘Do your Own Thing’.  A chance to work on your own project, and help is at hand if you want it or to finish an item from an earlier workshop.
Come and have a go at lacemaking on our practice pillow.

Tickets: £1.50 members, £4.00  non-members.  Everyone is welcome!
Telephone: 01482 346123
Email: Maureen Bromley, maureen@roger.karoo.co.uk for membership information

The Wolds Lacemakers are a very friendly and extremely active group, including bobbin and needlelace, knitted, tatted or crochet lace. They are based at the southern end of the Yorkshire Wolds, in the area around Hull, with a membership of around 60.
The group formed back in 1985, and March 2010 saw their 25th Annual General Meeting!  Founder Maureen Bromley states:  “It only seems like 5 minutes since the Society was set up.  Our 30th year of Lacemaking was in 2015!”
Meetings are held 4 times a year (January, March, May and November). The AGM is at the March meeting, and an Annual Lace Day is held in September.  All meetings are held at the Marist Hall, 119 Cottingham Road, Hull.  Wolds demonstrators can frequently be found at various other events throughout East Yorkshire. See their website for details.
Annual membership is £8.00.

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No Ebay Alerts for January 1, 2017

I’m taking New Year’s Eve and Day off! Well, almost. I’ll be working on getting next year’s calendar up.

My best wishes to everyone for a wonderful 2017!

Laurie

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