Ebay Alerts! Five Items – February 28, 2011

http://tinyurl.com/68fhtgp ANTIQUE LACE HANDMADE ITALIAN GROS POINT LACE C 1690
Starting price: $49.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Mar 02, 2011 18:24:26 PST
Offered by: Paivi Roberts, Ebay seller greatlace, Paris – Palm Beach, United States
Comments: Large (6-1/2″ x 68″) length of 17th century Italian Gros Point.  It has the confused look you get when Gros Point has been made up from the motifs of several different examples. At least it saves what it can. All inter-motif brides are missing, and the header and footer are replacements. Nonetheless, the workmanship is very good, showing excellent examples of sculpted raised edges. Practically every technique used in needlelace was invented in Gros Point.

    $386.99, 3 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/5s3pz8t RARE TUNISIE DENTELLES ET BRODERIES TUNISIENNES 1931
Starting price: $99.99
Auction ends: Mar 03, 2011 07:07:36 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller villabeans, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Comments: You can download a copy of this work from the LaceNews piece on Chebka lace.  But my scanning isn’t the best, and this is a rare work. Looks in good condition.

    Did not sell.

http://tinyurl.com/6xwoyvm RARE Handmade Ñanduti Lace from Itauguá, Paraguay
Starting price: $89.00 Buy-it-Now or Make an Offer
Auction ends: Mar 03, 2011 13:08:28 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller nioltradingco, Maine, United States
Comments: ~11″ in diameter, modern Ñanduti with vibrant colors from Itauguá, Paraguay. This seller is showing other pieces of this type of work, Ebay #170606751743. It is unfair to compare pieces like this with the earlier finer ones, lacemakers today are operating under much different conditions of thread availability and design demand. Traditional techniques are there, but interpreted in the vibrant colors typical of emboideries coming from this area, and worked with a little looser stitch. And we need more colored laces!

   Did not sell.

http://tinyurl.com/6g9vwnv HM Antique Vtg BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE
Starting price: $24.99
Auction ends: Mar 03, 20 1118:03:21 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller adtjmd, Hickory, North Carolina, United States
Comments: Belgian needlelace border, no raised work, no fillings to speak of, and a little short,  3-1/2″ x 36″. But the design is OK, and it looks in good condition.

    Sold for $78.00, 12 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/6hd728v Antique Hand Made POINT DE GAZE LACE BUTTERFLY 4 wings
Starting price: $24.99
Auction ends: Mar 03, 2011 19:00:01 PST)
Offered by: Ebay seller annacottage, Connecticut, United States
Comments: Wonderful point de gaze butterfly with layered wings. You see these occasionally, but condition can be problematic.

   Sold for $229.25, 7 bidders.

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