Ebay Alert! Four Pieces – September 19, 2010

http://tinyurl.com/26fgzzj Antique Lace – Fine 19th c. Bobbin Lace Collar
Current offer: $295.00 Buy it Now
Auction ends: Up for 30 days
Offered by: Maria Niforos, doing business as Ebay seller Mithya, London-New York
Comments: Quite a nice bertha of Belgian pieced lace. Might be a few weaknesses by the closing area, but overall nice condition. I’m surprised this hasn’t sold by now – it’s been listed before.

Did not sell.

http://tinyurl.com/23kuset Antique Lace – Superb Bussels Point de Gaze Lace
Current offer: $495.00 no bids
Auction ends: Sep 24, 201011:08:30 PDT
Offered by: Maria Niforos, doing business as Ebay seller Mithya, London-New York
Comments: The piece isn’t very long, 47″, but has several good points. What the collector looks for in 19th century raised petal Belgian needlelaces, is condition, a good length as wide as possible, non-standard design, and superior execution, particularly in the ‘jours’. The variety and complexity of these jewel-like fillings is always a mark of quality. I would also add, look for raised rose petals that look a little different – various manufacturers can be distinguished by the style of their petals. This piece has particularly interesting round-end petals. Hopefully it’s too short to be cut up for a wedding dress.

Did not sell.

http://tinyurl.com/2493wvd Antique Lace – Irish Crochet Christening Bonnet
Current offer: $55.00 no bids
Auction ends: Sep 24, 2010 12:35:55 PDT
Offered by: Maria Niforos, doing business as Ebay seller Mithya, London-New York
Comments: I like this nicely made little cap. It shows the use of Irish crochet as a material in itself, not just as a series of motifs.  Good geometric design, tight work.

Sold at $55.00

http://tinyurl.com/23ch7yk Elaborate Irish croch collar c1910
Current offer: GPB 20.00, unknown reserve, no bids
Auction ends: Sep 27, 2010 02:42:56 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller lunnantiques, London
Comments: Design may look a bit odd, but I like this piece for its technique. Nice tight work in the motifs, many raised areas, lots of innovation in the grounds.  It might be French, not Irish.  Condition seems quite good – seller indicates that it has been laundered.

Sold for 50.00 GBP

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