http://tinyurl.com/29zyx54 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 life in the nine traditional Finnish provinces (administratively, there are only six). Satakunta is honored in the second 5 Euro coin in the series, just issued. Rauma, the most famous of the Finish lace centers, is located in Satakunta province. 90,000 regular and 30,000 proof coins have been issued. The proofs can also be bought from the Mint of Finland http://tinyurl.com/29gv454 online for 22.50 euros. I’m not sure if the Ebay one is a proof coin, but it does say it’s uncirculated. A proof example is shown below. I think the Ebay one is contained in a plastic folder that isn’t too clean.
http://tinyurl.com/27ng5zw LIVRE ANCIEN ART DENTELLE FUSEAUX CARLIER LANTSHEERE
Current offer: 470.00 EUR, 1 bid
Auction ends: Dec 23, 2010 11:57:49 PST
Offered by: Ebay Seller citronnier25, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France
Comments: A beautiful example of Antoine Carlier de Lantsheere’s “Trésor de l’art dentellier. Répertoire des dentelles à la main de tous les pays depuis les origines jusqu’à nos jours.” Published in 1922. The work was reprinted in 2005; you can buy it on the Chapiter site for 52.25 EUR http://tinyurl.com/2fbnnys. This author wrote extensively on lace history – I’ve identified several of his works dated from 1889 to 1922.
http://tinyurl.com/29hy6co ORNATE 19THC. LE PUY LACE SHAWL
Current offer: $175.00, no bids
Auction ends: Dec 20, 2010 15:49:51 PST
Offered by: Maria Niforos, Ebay Seller mithya, London and New York
Comments: I’m not really sure about the Le Puy attribution. This type of lace is often seen in white silk. It has very distinguishing characteristics, like the eight-petal flower. It’s a good example, and seller notes only minor condition problems with edge threads.