Ebay Alerts! Twelve items – October 23, 2011

http://tinyurl.com/3rtcyng 19thc Brussels Lace Hanky Mouchoir Dentelle application Bruxelles
Size: 11″s quare
Starting price: $59.00
Auction ends: Oct 24, 201119:43:49 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller sirjle, PARIS, France
Comments: A Brussels application on machine net handkerchief. These don’t come along too often; this technique was normally reserved for larger pieces. To carry it off well in this format the motifs have to be quite small and well worked. This one is a bit sloppy in design – it doesn’t seem to be trying very hard.  It is also a little worse for the wear. I see several small holes in the net and some stains in the cloth.

   Sold for $102.50, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/3hmo3ph Lovely Antique Handmade Lace and Mother of Pearl Fan
Size: 14″ long
Starting price: 9.99 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 25, 2011 12:00:24 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller baraud, Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Comments: The lace on this fan is quite good – a Brussels Duchesse with an interesting Point de Gaz inset. The bobbin motifs are small and well done. This is a bit surprising because the fan has MOP sticks, and for lace of this quality I’d expect a better setting. I’m not a fan collector, so I don’t pay much attention to the condition of the sticks – I suppose the missing one could be replaced. Seller cits a few loose brides in the lace and some discoloration, but overall good condition.

   Sold for 97.00 GBP, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/3l2g7ak Dutch/Flemish lace cap.Dutch/flemish potten -kant
Size: not given
Starting price: $9.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Oct 25, 2011 15:04:14
Offered by: Ebay seller calicogre, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Comments: I’ve been speaking with the seller who is a respected lace collector, so please keep your eye on her listings in the future. I’ve seen two other similar caps for sale privately very recently, and I think this is a subject about which lace collectors should learn more. I don’t know much about them, but I do know they are fairly rare. The lace and the skirt lay on the shoulders at the back of the head. At the front around the face is a drawstring. The use of potten-kant could argue for an early date, around 1800. The skirt uses a net tulle which I assume is machine-made, and it gathers beautifully. The lace is an insertion with some damage. Also some repair to the peak of the cap.  As caps these pieces are wonderfully elegant.

   $20.51, 2 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/3k3ob3f Vintage Antique Honiton Bobbin Lace collar Collection of Author Marian Powys
Size: 2.25″ wide, 13″ inside neck
Starting price: $395.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: Oct 25, 2011 15:49:20 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller twist-in-time, Philadelphia / DFW, United States
Comments: A honiton collar with a good try at left-right symmetry. It is a better quality piece that you can fine from the mid 19th century on – definitely an advance on the snails/slugs genre. the motifs are small and delicate, with good areas of tally grids as fillings. The design is a bit confused, and there is some staining and general wear. There is a little fraying in places.

   No bids.

Size: 5.5″ wide, 41″ neckline, 81″ outside edge
Starting price: $49.99
Auction ends: Oct 25, 2011 18:01:17 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller adtjmd, RED VELVET BENCH, United States
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse bertha, layered petal roses in the point de gaze inserts. Conventional design overall. A few pinoles in the point de gaze net, otherwise things look good. The photos aren’t detailed enough to show, but there does seem to be an issue at on end of the piece (look upper right in the photo). This end does not match the other end of the piece, there’s a row of small buds missing.

   sold for $112.50, 1 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/3cjeguh HandMade Antique Vtg BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE COLLAR DRESS FRONT
Size: 15.5″ x 18.5″. ”
Starting price: $29.99
Auction ends: Oct 25, 2011 18:04:43 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller adtjmd, RED VELVET BENCH, United States
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse dress front collar. Point de gaze inserts have some nice fillings, no raised roses for once. They chose a different flower. In fact there’s little raised work in the bobbinlace, putting it more on the Bruges side. Overall quite a nice piece, in very good condition, maybe a small spot here and there.

   Sold for $91.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/3gjjmvy Antique Floral Lace Wedding Hanky Hankie Handkerchief Point De Gaze Ecru WOW OLD
Size: 12″ x 11.75-12″
Starting price: $249.95
Auction ends: Oct 25, 2011 18:06:54 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller jpmg91, Midwest, United States
Comments: A very good Point deGaze handkerchief with multiple raised petal roses. Some nice fillings, but they are not used as major design elements. The design is fairly crowded, and when it was new it must have been quite impressive. But it has definitely seen better days. Let’s just call it well-used. The wrinkling is a sign of multiple washings, and is particularly noticeable along the edges. Nevertheless, the lace is is pretty good shape, just some small holes in the net.

   sold for $249.95, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/3zlonk2 Handmade Brussels Duchesse Lace Handkerchief c. early 1800’s
Size: 13.5″ square
Starting price: $99.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Oct 26, 2011 06:23:21 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller sugarbaby2011, The North Pole, Canada
Comments: This is an interesting piece.  Duchesse, probably Brussels, but there are no Point de Gaze inserts. Where these should be are some fairly elaborate bobbinlace motifs. The closeups are very fuzzy, but I can see some raised work, and fine detail in the bobbinlace. There doesn’t appear to be any needlelace at all. This is very unusual.  I see a few holes in the lace, and the seller relates some adventures with ironing. I’d say it’s later 19th century.

   $99.99, 1 bidder, reserve not met.

Size: 9″ x 45″
Starting price: $29.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Oct 26, 2011 09:31:44 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: Chantilly would not be my first choice on this  (no half stitch). A Swiss Neuchatel is a possibility. Although the fillings aren’t quite as ‘star-like’ as one might expect for a Swiss piece. It’s a mystery.  It seems a bit wide for a bertha collar, and the needed curve doesn’t jump out at me. There is obvious damage on the center neck edge. I’m also a bit bothered by the breakdown in design symmetry in that area. Maybe it started life as a scarf?

$24.99, 1 bidder, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/3g7pmlh Antique Point de Venise handmade needlelace lovely high collar bodice piece
Size: 14″ inside neck, 7.75″ center width excluding neckpiece. 13.75″ width
Starting price: 49.99 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 26, 2011 09:59:33 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A Belgian Venise needlelace collar with attached neckpiece. Two cuffs would have come with the original. Belgian pieces aren’t difficult to identify – there’s great similarity with Point de Gaze techniques. Especially in the clothwork and the loose spacing of buttonholes covering the cordonnet. This piece has a good bold design and is in very good shape – seller cites a few stains, but nothing major.

   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/4378yf9 Antique Brussels lace with Point de Gaze inserts lovely wide length
Size: 6″ x 66″
Starting price: 59.99 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 27, 201107:59:52 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A good Brussels Duchesse flounce in a collectible length. The Point de Gaze inserts are well done with a good raised petal rose.  The bobbinlace is pretty standard, but the whole thing is well put together.  A few broken brides is all I can see.

   Sold for 87.00 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/3nzxaaf HUGE 120″ Antique NET LACE Shawl Veil BRUSSELS LACE ~Wedding, Bridal, Craft
Starting price: $9.99
Auction ends: Oct 29, 2011 10:33:05 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller things*most*delightful, Sacramento, California, United States
Comments: I wish I could always end an Ebay Alert post so nicely. A large mid 19th century shawl of Brussels application on machine net – bobbinlace motifs with a few needlelace accents. These shawls were designed to drape over the 2nd Empire circular and later oval hoop skirts. This one is quite lovely, with well made bobbinlace work. The design isn’t quite as over-the-top as you sometimes see, but is more than acceptable. I spot a few holes mainly near where motifs are attached to the net. But overall it’s in surprisingly good condition. It’s been a few years since something like this came up on Ebay.

   Sold for $2,425.00,  18 bidders.

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