Monthly Archives: December 2010

Ebay Alerts! Six Items – December 30, 2010 Spellewerkster in Oud Vlaams aardewerk A.Van De Voorde Starting price: 19.00 EUR with reserve Auction ends: Jan 01, 2011 07:05:28 PST Offered by: Marcel Vanfleteren, Ebay Seller stekveugel, Torhout Belgium Comments: A lovely little Vlaams Aardewerk lacemaker by Vande … Continue reading

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On the Internet: Tunisian Chebka Lace

3″ wide insertion of a typical Chebka diamond pattern from my collection. Probably made for the European market. A very beautiful example combined with ‘Venise’ rosettes as described in the “Dentelles & Broderies Tunisiennes” book can be seen at … Continue reading

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Ebay Alerts! Three Items – December 26, 2010 Magnificent Antique Filet Lace Table Runner circa 1920s Starting price: $112.50 Buy-it-Now Auction ends: ~ Dec 31st Offered by: Ebay Seller cork123, Cleveland, Ohio Comments: Filet works aren’t easy – there is so much second-rate material out there, and … Continue reading

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Ebay Alerts! One Item – December 21, 2010

I’m leaving on Christmas vacation tomorrow, and will post the Ebay Alerts today instead of Thursday. I really wasn’t much impressed with current offerings, so will leave you with only one item this time.  And wishes for a very happy … Continue reading

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Ebay Alerts! Three Items – December 19, 2010 5 Euros Finlandia 2010 Bolillos bimetalica @ NOVEDAD @@ Current offer: 12.00 EUR, buy-it-now, 19 available Auction ends: ~ Dec 22 Offered by: Ebay Seller vivescortada, Barcelona, Spain Comments: Finland is issuing commemorative Euro coins highlighting aspects of everyday … Continue reading

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Lace in Literature – Harry’s Monkey; How it Helped the Missionaries

The cover of Harry’s Monkey, 6-1/4″ x 4-3/8″. It was published together with another morality story, “How Sadie Slipped”, by Jennie Chappel. Here begins a new category on LaceNews. Lace related themes have been used in literature for many years, … Continue reading

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Quantative Analysis: Google Ngram Viewer – Part I

On December 16, 2010, Google launched a new tool called ‘Ngram Viewer’ at Anyone driving to work and listening to NPR got a quick preview – I’ve been playing with it ever since. This utility is a direct result … Continue reading

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Ebay Alerts! Eight items – December 16, 2010 Uraltes Klöppelkissen mit Ständer+Zubehör um 1910 !! Current offer: 58.00 EUR, 6 bids Auction ends: Dec 19, 2010 11:23:46 PST Offered by: Ebay Seller sammeln123, Chemnitz, Germany Comments: A wonderful Art Nouveau Klöppelständer – quite an innovative form. German … Continue reading

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Ebay Alerts! Eleven Items – December 12, 2010 Amazing ANTIQUE FRENCH BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE Current offer: $102.50, 6 bids, reserve not met Auction ends: Dec 14, 2010 13:20:10 PST Offered by: Ebay Seller sophistichick, Fabulous Whimsies, United States Comments: This piece is 19th century Point … Continue reading

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Collecting: German Klöppelfrau Raucherfigurs

Made by H.K., Germany. 5-1/4″ long, 3″ wide, 7″ tall. She is holding a lace pattern in her hand. This rather scary looking figure is a Raucherfrau, meaning ‘Smoking Woman’. This uniquely German concept is actually an incense burner, although … Continue reading

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