Ebay Alerts! Fourteen items – October 20, 2011

http://tinyurl.com/3dzensc Antique Fine BRUSSELS Point de Gaze Lace Handmade Flounce
Size: 5″ wide, 36″ neckline, 68″ outside length
Starting price: $175.00
Auction ends: Oct 21, 2011 21:32:58 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller i_spy_design, Austin, Texas, United States
Comments: There are photos of both ends of this piece, so I’ll assume it is a Point de Gaze bertha, fairly well intact.  Raised petal roses, and some nice fillings along the length. The design is fairly standard.  Seller says it was recovered from a flapper dress – it would be interesting to know if it was actually used as a bertha collar. the condition is surprisingly good considering the history. There are holes on both ends, and scattered small holes throughout the net. It also has a little bit of a rumpled washed look.

   Sold for $179.50, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/3sd8w5m Large Antique handmade oval runner Rococo Bruges bobbin lace – white 58″x14″
Size: 58″ x 14″
Starting price: $29.99
Auction ends: Oct 22, 2011 12:14:57 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller ors4946, Antwerpen, Belgium
Comments: The seller is from Belgium, although this piece has more of an Italian feel. I could probably buy the Belgian origina, note the flowers looking a bit like bloemwerk. I do like the double bride hexagonal ground. It’s a heavy lace, probably a tourist item. But I like the design, and it’s in very good condtion.

   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/3b5pgxj HandMade Antiqeu Vtg IRISH CROCHET LACE COLLAR DRESS FRONT
Size: 7.5″ largest width, 27.5″ neckline, 47″ outside edge
Starting price: $24.99
Auction ends: Oct 23, 2011 18:03:38 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller adtjmd, RED VELVET BENCH, United States
Comments: A large collar or dress front of Irish Crochet. It’s an arrangement of basically one simple motif combination – a flower with one or two trefoils. The work is done quite closely with raised work in the centers of the flowers and trefoils. Simple picots on the brides. It’s not a very elaborate design, but it has a nice presence.  A little staining, but overall quite good condition.

   Sold for $47.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/3pxd66q Pr Handmade Antique Vtg IRISH CROCHET LACE CUFFS
Size: 4.75″ x 8.5″ each
Starting price: $16.99
Auction ends: Oct 23, 2011 18:13:11 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller adtjmd, RED VELVET BENCH, United States
Comments: Matching cuffs with heavy motifs including raised rings. Interesing looped picots in the bride ground. The condition is a little yellowed and stained, with an occasional broken bride.  Otherwise they are in good shape.

   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/3vxdfls Antique Linen Tablecloth Figural Needle Milanese Bobbin Lace Cherubs Griffins
Size: 65″ x 92″
Starting price: $279.99
Auction ends: Oct 23, 2011 18:46:01 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller drb3905, Ocala, FL 34471, United States
Comments: A tablecloth with inserts of Cantu figural bobbinlace. It also contains cutwork embroidery and what look like Burano-type needlelace inserts.  The bobbinlace is quite nice with well-worked figures of historical and mythological scenes. It is quite an exuberant presentation. Unfortunately no napkins survive with this piece.  There appear to be virtually no condition problems, at least that I can see from the photos.

   Sold for $666.00, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/3uv5kca Point de Gaze butterfly
Size: 6 cm x 8 cm
Starting price: $48.00
Auction ends: Oct 24, 2011 01:39:11 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller lunnantiques, London, London, United Kingdom
Comments: These little Point de Gaze butterflies were a 20th century tourist item, and they can be delightful. This one if fairly plain, but in good condition, anda the edge cordonnet around the body isn’t too crisp. I can’t see any defects in the lace, but there is some staining.

   Sold for $59.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/4yo3d8q Antique Irish Crochet handmade lovely nice size collar
Size: 14″ inside edge, 8.25″ center back
Starting price: 24.99 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 24, 2011 06:55:36 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments: An Irish Crochet collar of fairly small, well-done motifs.  There is only one closelup, and it’s hard to tell how the picots on the brides are made or if there is any raised work. Note the found motifs along the outside edge instead of the usual looped edging. That’s something you often see in Silk Irish Crochet, but I dn’t think this one is silk. Condition looks very good, seller cites some minor pulls but I can’t spot them.

   Sold for 27.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/3fxx24n dentelle Duchesse Bruxelles Point de Gaze Eventail 19thc Brussel Lace Fan
Size: Outer edge 41″, inner edge 17.7″
Starting price:49.00 EUR
Auction ends: Oct 24, 2011 11:02:58 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller sirjle, Paris, France
Comments: A Duchesse de Bruxelles fan leaf with the needlelace contribution centered at the top. On rose in the needlelace with raised petals.  The work on the bobbinlace is fairly loose giving it a very light appearance – often this kind of lace bogs down a lot from over-enthusiasm. There is some staining in the needlelace and a little elsewhere, also seems to be a few small holes in the bobbinlace.  I like the photograph against the grey background, it looks almost like a print.

   Sold for 49.00 EUR, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/3g69m3k Voile dentelle Application Bruxelles Etole, Brussel Lace Veil 19thc
Size: 48 cm x 2.28 m
Starting price:152.00 EUR
Auction ends: Oct 24, 2011 11:06:53 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller sirjle, Paris, France
Comments: A good scarf of Brussels application on machine net. Bobbinlace motifs are small and nicely worked, and the design fits the ends of the scarf very well.  There are a few needlelace fillings, but the major emphasis is on the bobbinlace. The condition appears very good, which counts a lot in a lace like this.  The delicate cotton net is the first thing to go. I see a few tiny holes and a little staining, but nothing major.

   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/3qmfrjv Antique Point de Gaze Lace Handkerchief
Size: 13″ x 13″
Starting price:$49.95
Auction ends: Oct 24, 2011 18:40:51 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller vintageblessings, Star, ID, United States
Comments: There is no raised work in this Brussels needlelace handkerchief, and little in the way of decorative fillings. But the design is quite dense with good symmetry. You don’t see deliberately squared off lace edgings much. There is non-negligible damage to the lace, primarily in the point de gaze ground, but also in a little of the toilé. I know people think you can repair things like this, but finding the thread and someone with the expertise is not easy. This one has to stand on it’s own as is.

   Sold for $66.00, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/3p3fb6g 19thc Irish Crochet Lace Blouse Top Clothing Dentelle Irlande Chemisier
Size: 15.3″ neck, 19.7″ front, 15.3″ shoulder
Starting price:$25.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Oct 24, 2011 19:02:23 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller sirjle, Paris, France
Comments: This is a beautiful Irish Crochet blouse in fine condition. The larger flowers are not overwhelming, and are nicely set off by the square bride ground. Everything is aligned to the drape of the design, especially in the front, and I like the big sleeves. The work on the crochet motifs is close and interesting, even including some elements that pass through others.

   Sold for $188.49, 9 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/3hnqxzo 19thc Irish Lace Hight Neck Collar Clothing Dentelle Irelande Col
Size: neck 12.2″
Starting price:$39.00
Auction ends: Oct 24, 2011 19:10:38 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller sirjle, Paris, France
Comments: The motifs on this Irish Crochet collar are so fine, and the ground looks almost like a snowstorm. I think the neckpiece is a later addition, it doesn’t match in technique, but acutally looks OK. Note the raised almost ‘popcorn’ elements in the big flower at the front. There are Clones knots in the ground just below the neckpiece, the rest is a Rose of Sharon variation. Seller notes a few stains, otherwise I can’t see anything wrong. Although you can’t really see the original neck edge because of the addition.

   Sold for $69.00, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/3usr6e3 Dentelle de Bruxelles et point de gaze
Size: 2.5m x 8 to 8.5 cm
Starting price:45.00 EUR
Auction ends: Oct 25, 2011 12:38:20 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller chantaiziere, Centre, France
Comments: This seller has two pieces with exactly the same photo and description, so it’s a little confusing (see Ebay #120795803932). Nonetheless, this is a good piece of Point de Gaze. No raised work, and no real decorative fillings. But the roses are quite naturalistic, and the condition looks very good. I can’t spot any significant damage.

   Sold for 166.00 EUR, 9 bidders
Second example sold for 205.00 EUR, 9 bidders

http://tinyurl.com/3rjhpos Antique White Lace Wedding Hanky Hankie Handkerchief Valenciennes Val de Gand
Size: 11.5″ square
Starting price:$49.95
Auction ends: Oct 25, 2011 17:58:03 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller jpmg91, Midwest, United States
Comments: Val de Gand is a pieced lace. This is not Valenciennes de Gand, it appears to be a continuous Valenciennes which seems to have been made as a handkerchief edge. It is quite well done, and you can see the high quality by the whitework embroidery and beautiful hemstitching.  Seller cites some light discoloration, but otherwise I can’t see anything wrong.  Nice piece.

   Sold for $76.00, 3 bidders.

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