Ebay Alerts! Eleven items – October 2, 2011

http://tinyurl.com/42qhmp7 ANTIQUE LACE- 53″ OF MECHLIN LACE
Size: 2.75″ x 63″
Starting price:  $35.00
Auction ends: Oct 04, 2011 08:54:01 PDT
Offered by: Maria Niforos, Ebay seller mithya, London-New York, United States
Comments: A border of late 18th century Mechlin, fine linen thread. This is a lace meant to be ruffled. The narrow repeat of leaf and flower along the border edge gives some stability to the piece when gathered as a border. Tiny sprigs are regularly scattered in the upper ground. Overall good condition, although the lower edge looks a little frayed in places. Normally a lace like this has tiny openings, pulls and sometimes repairs in the ground – this doesn’t seem to have too many of those problems. It’s also a good collectible length.

   Sold for $59.99, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/3qat53r Lovely Antique Handmade lace Collar/Bertha
Size: 26″ diameter, 7″ wide
Starting price: 9.99 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 04, 2011 12:00:47 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller baraud, Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Comments: A Duchesse de Bruxelles bertha. The point de gaze inserts have no raised work, and appear in good condition. The bobbinlace is well done with some nice bell-shaped flowers. Overall condition is quite good, seller cites some stains and a few loose threads, but I’m having trouble spotting any breaks.

   Sold for 124.00 GBP, 9 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/3fgzrow Point De Gaze Lace Fan Leaf
Size: 8″ deep (I assume that’s the lace?)
Starting price:  $4.99
Auction ends: Oct 04, 2011 19:46:13 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller uniqueturtles, baltimore, MD, United States
Comments: An unmounted Point de Gaze fan leaf. The design is rather naturalistic, and roses have raised, pointed petals. Good jour fillings, and some raised rings in the centers of smaller flowers. A few holes in the net that might have come when a fan sticks were.  A little staining, but not bad. Some of the photos are a little skewed, I think it’s bigger than it looks.

   Sold for $127.51, 8 bidders.

Size: 52″ square
Starting price:  7.50 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 05, 2011 08:18:52 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller robinson199, Batley, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Comments: A square table cover with a deep Maltese border. Can’t tell if the lace is silk. The pattern is quite simple, alternating 6 petal flowers with triangular woven leaf fillings along the borders. I see three such insertions joined together for the inner pattern, and an outer border of rosettes, and an inner on of woven leaf crosses. No Maltese crosses in this design. the pattern is quite effective, the condition is very good – looks unused.

   Sold for 23.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/3vu7v9o art populaire-dentelliére-Auvergne-dentelle-6 m
Size: 7.5 cm x 6 m
Starting price:  7.50 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 06, 2011 11:48:47 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller utrillo42, Batley, Rhône-Alpes, France
Comments: A narrow border of Belgian Point de Gaze. The design is conventional, no raised work, and includes a little filling work. But it is very long, and apparently in quite good condition, just some stains. Basically I’m curious to see how this does in the market.

   Sold for $311.00, 9 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/3mpl7h8 Lovely Antique Handmade Needle Lace and MoP Fan.
Size: 10.75″ excluding rings
Starting price:  9.99 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 06, 2011 12:00:46 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller utrillo42, Batley, Rhône-Alpes, France
Comments: A Brussels needlelace application on machine net fan leaf. Note the monogram in the Center.  The design is quite detailed and tending toward the naturalistic. No elaborate fillings, just a few little rings for accent. Seller cites some damage to a few sticks, but the lace seems to be OK. Just some storage discoloration.  It’s a nice looking piece.

   Sold for 71.78 GBP, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/43w294h SUPERB HanMade Antique Vtg BRUGGE LACE HANDKERCHIEF HANKY HANKIE
Size: 12.5″ square
Starting price:  $24.99
Auction ends: Oct 06, 2011 18:06:56 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller ADTJMD, RED VELVET BENCH, United States
Comments: A Bruges Bloemwerk handkerchief – the design is actually quite nice. It goes a bit beyond the standard rose/leaf pattern to include some interesting scalloped brackets in the corners. I don’t see any obvious problems in condition, maybe just a small brown spot here and there.

   Sold for $79.89, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/3p2hwox Vintage Hand Made Bobbin Lace Rosaline Perle Collar
~25.5″ outside edge, ~15″ inside edge
Starting price:
  $29.99 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Oct 07, 2011 15:56:33 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller smarthatpete, IL, United States
Comments: A collar of  Rosaline. A lot of bobbin raised work, and it’s hard to tell if the perls are needlelace or bobbinlace. This is a good example of this technique designed for a small piece.  Well worked, the weaving is tight. Condition looks very good, I can’t see any obvious problems. The seller’s name is ‘smarthatpete’, and I normally don’t comment on seller pricing. But here Pete isn’t that smart. This is priced pretty low and someone should grab it.

   Sold for $29.99, Buy-it-Now. Took 8 minutes for this to sell after I posted this Ebay Alerts!

11″ deep, 14″ high, 9″ wide
Starting price:
  995 GBP, 1,850 GBP Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Oct 09, 2011 05:25:45 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller gradea36, exeter, Devon, United Kingdom
Comments: Wow! I’m not exactly sure what it is or how it works – maybe something to make netting? I rotated the picture so it is standing upright. Hopefully the seller has more information on exactly what it does. It could be quite important.

   No bids.

9.5″ square
Starting price:
Auction ends: Oct 09, 2011 18:02:34 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller adtjmd, RED VELVET BENCH, United States
Comments: A small Point de Gaze handkerchief. The condition is very good, I can’t see any problems. The design is composed of fairly simple elements, and it’s hard to tell if the rose petals are layered. No elaborate fillings. But overall this presentation is excellent and very appropriate for the form.

   Sold for $61.00, 10 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/3r9xgtj DENTELLIERE 1785 Savoie queyras
not given
Starting price:
  150.00 EUR
Auction ends: Oct 11, 2011 03:25:33 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller roman20100, Valence, Rhône-Alpes, France
Comments: A Queyras pillow, quite narrow, with an inscription that says something like “1785 FAIT POUR” and can’t read the 4th side. This pillow is made for freehand lace, and there are reproductions being made today. So you do take a chance, even with the description. The bobbins do look good, and note the little door in the center of the side. There might be some lace around the circumference – wish there were more photos. Authentic examples of these pillows, which were usually used with a stand, are quite rare. A similar inscribed pillow with an unrelated Maurienne stand and good provenance was sold by Roger Sala on the Leboncoin.fr site, presumably for the asking price of 2,500 EUR about two months ago. Unfortunately the listing was removed after the sale.

   Sold for 710.00 EUR, 3 bidders.

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