Ebay Alerts! Ten items – October 13, 2011

http://tinyurl.com/3zhb8ak Piece of Lille bobbin lace c1820
Size: 9 cm x 300 cm
Starting price: 30.00 GBP  42.00 GBP Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Oct 14, 2011 00:48:28 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller lunnantiques, London, London, United Kingdom
Comments: The closeup isn’t very detailed, I almost wonder if this is Mechlin. It’s a good design of thin flowers and budgs in the ground – not unknown in either Lille or Mechlin. The condition is a little rough, 2 joins, one stain that I can see, and a few holes. But it’s a rare lace.

   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/3jm5hh4 RARE FRENCH ANTIQUE LACE INSERTION 45″ by 3″ Handmade
Size: 3″ x 45″
Starting price: $22.80
Auction ends: Oct 15, 2011 12:42:22 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller ryphat, Paris, France
Comments: A later copy in bobbinlace of a Reticella design. The first Cluny laces did wonderful work like this, so that’s my guess.  The condition looks very good, I don’t see any problems.

   Sold for $108.54, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/3sx3qgb fine qualite antique honiton lace collar with mesh ground and raised work.
Size: not given
Starting price: 15.00 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 16, 2011 05:34:27 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller reddolly123, nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Comments: An interesting Honiton collar. Wish it had been laid flat for the photo.  The roses are quite large, anda there are some interesting leaves with a half-stitch surround.  Work looks very good. It is a ‘point’ Honiton, with a needlelace ground. Seller cites some yellowing, but overall it looks very good.

   Sold for 37.99 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/3qc5xoh VOLANT DENTELLE ANCIENNE CHANTILLY NOIR 320 cm x 30 cm
Size: 30 cm x 320 cm
Starting price: 18.00 EUR
Auction ends: Oct 16, 2011 06:17:49 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller grandegoule, Montmorillon, France
Comments: This is a typical width for Chantilly, and the length is no surprise either. The design is quite delicate and a bit thin, but it fills the space well. Condition appears good – one might spot a few small holes especially along the racroc join at the top, and perhaps a repair. Nothing major.

   Sold for 22.50 EUR, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/4xpzvqf A FABULOUS VINTAGE HANDMADE HONITON GUIPURE LACE HANDKERCHIEF
Size: 14″ square
Starting price: 0.99 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 16, 2011 14:26:36 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller grandegoule, Montmorillon, France
Comments: A Honiton handkerchief with some interesting spiral shaped flowers. The motifs are well worked and closely set.  There is a lot of staining particularly in the center cloth, but it should clean up well with proper conservation.  The cloth is also separated from the border in a few places.

   Sold for 34.00 GBP, 8 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/3ly7uqv SUPERB LG HandMade Antique Vtg BRUSSELS LACE COLLAR
Size: 7″ widest point, 40″ neckline
Starting price: $49.99
Auction ends: Oct 16, 2011 18:08:48 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller adtjmd, RED VELVET BENCH, United States
Comments: A very interesting Duchesse de Bruges collar. The bobbinlace motifs are large and tending toward an art deco naturalism. I especially like the treatment of the neckline. The condition looks very good, I can’t spot any serious problems. Just a couple stains.

   Sold for $264.00, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/3rb3hqw ANTIQUE LACE – IRISH GUIPURE LACE
Size: 4″ x 76″
Starting price: $45.00
Auction ends: Oct 16, 2011 19:21:57 PDT
Offered by: Maria Niforos, Ebay seller mighya, London-New York, United States
Comments: This certainly could be a Carrickmacross guipure.  The beaded upper edge, and the long picots on the bottom edge are not typical, but not unknown.  It is an impressive design. Condition is good, looks like there’s a little staining, and a few loose brides. It’s a very nice collectible length.

   Sold for $48.01, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/3g5tljq Antique Brussels Duchesse P. de Gaze Bobbin Lace Collar
Size: 27″ neckline, width from 1 to 3.5″
Starting price: $50.00
Auction ends: Oct 16, 2011 21:02:26 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mike10_mike, West Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Comments: This little Brussels Duchesse collar is in excellent condition. I particularly like the needlelace fillings against the point de gaze ground. No raised roses here, they aren’t needed.

   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/3smn8fk Antique Unusual Brussels Lace Collar Bertha
Size: 36″ neckline, 5.5″ wide
Starting price: $50.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Oct 16, 2011 21:07:30 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mike10_mike, West Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Comments: A very nice bertha of a lace sometimes just called ‘Flanders’. It derives from Bruges motifs, with a needlelace ground in selected areas.  Quite an impressive presentation, and the condition appears excellent. Often this kind of lace is not well done, and is extensively  used for heavier table linens.

   $66.00, 3 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/3mrbbnm ANTIQUE CROATIAN LEPOGLAVA BOBBIN LACE ROUNDS
Size: 5.5″ in diameter, 6 pieces.
Starting price: $24.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Oct 17, 2011 10:10:47 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: I wrote to the seller to see if there is any documentation backing up the Lepoglava attribution – no, but she certainly called it right! See the video at http://www.youtube.com/user/lacenews#p/c/B11A3BE0763B23AF/10/-yQS_r26cxQ, there is at least one piece shown with the same elements as these. I especially like the ground. We don’t see this lace very often, or if we do, it goes largely unrecognized.  The condition is excellent.

   Sold for $132.50, 6 bidders.

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