Ebay Alerts! Fourteen items – October 30, 2011

http://tinyurl.com/3pspmyn Antique Honiton handmade lace nice size collar
Size: 17″ neck edge, 8.25″ wide
Starting price: 19.99 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 31, 2011 09:30:58 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A fairly wide Honiton collar. The design is a bit confused and looks a little thrown together.  Snails/slugs era, nicely made if you look closely. Good tally fillings.  A little worn, seller cites a few pulls, and there’s something minor going on at the right hand neck edge termination.

   Sold for 22.99 GBP, 3 bidders

http://tinyurl.com/3mm6ng3 Antique Carrickmacross Irish lace lovely long scarf
Size: 8.5″ x 76″
Starting price: 39.99 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 31, 2011 09:44:07 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A Carrickmacross scarf, applique on machine net. The decoration is concentrated at the ends of the scarf, and extends all around the piece as a narrow border.  Typical looped edge, and note both the net embroidery and cutwork fillings. I see some staining in the net and the seller cites a few pulls. But basically good condition.

   Sold for 39.99 GBP, 1 bidder

http://tinyurl.com/3lxkx2h anatique handmade Belgian Point d Gaz Needlelace collar
Size: 1.75″ x 12″
Starting price: $29.99
Auction ends: Nov 01, 2011 22:12:06 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller sirwhitefoot1, Prescott Valley, AZ, United States
Comments: This little collar is quite nice and seems in very good condition. It concentrates on needlelace fillings almost exclusively. It’s a nice change from all those roses.

   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/44gvnwh Point de Gaze butterfly
Size: 6 cm x 8 cm
Starting price: 48.00 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 02, 2011 00:44:49 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller lunnantiques, London, London, United Kingdom
Comments: Here’s another one of those little 20th century tourist Point de Gaze butterflies that everyone likes so much. Condition on this is a bit off – with something this small the demands on condition do go up.  Some of the border is detached, and there are a few holes in the reseau.   The design is also not too ambitious.  But they are always charming.

   Sold for 48.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/3rnvzwp COL JABOT ANCIEN DENTELLE CROCHET IRLANDE ? * EN POINTE * 53 x 26 cm * (14)
Size: 26 cm x 53 cm
Starting price: 20.00 EUR
Auction ends: Nov 02, 2011 11:19:49 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mamou2004, SAINT-GERMAIN-EN-LAYE, France
Comments: I’m going to guess that this isn’t quite as yellow as it looks – probably a filter problem with the camera. The seller is really digging into a hole on the description. It could be Beds, or it could be a kind of Cluny. Not enough details to really get a good look at it. Mainly I’m thinking that the plaiting edge isn’t really Beds, so I’ll go with Cluny. The condition appears quite good, I don’t see any problems.

   No bids.

Size: 33″ x 81″
Starting price: 49.50 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 03, 2011 03:43:32 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller hiscocks1953, Monmouth, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom
Comments: I don’t think this is Beds. The form has a real Spanish Mantilla look. You do sometimes see this heavily fringed shawl form in Maltese, but this is not a Maltese lace. Could be French (not Le Puy), but there’s also a Russian product with similar techniques from Nizhni-Novgorod Province.  Pieces like this come up frequently, but we don’t have a very solid attribution. Condition is a bit frayed, but fairly good. I’m not bothered by the join line across the top of the piece.  See the YouTube video at http://tinyurl.com/3jnxcjj.

   No bids.

Size: not given
Starting price: 29.99 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 03, 2011 04:42:28 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller PBUR3053, Selkirk, United Kingdom
Comments: It is very pretty.  Snails/slugs Honiton collar in very good condition. There is a border of large flowers around the outside edge, and a looped motif on the neckline. Other motifs are fit in the middle. When I say ‘snails/slugs’, this is indicative of a general style, in fact ‘slug maker’ was a well accepted Honiton specialty. Quality can vary a lot in laces like this, and the design is more aimed at the middle class buyer. This is a very typical example.

   Sold for 36.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

Size: 7.5″ x 90″
Starting price: 69.99 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 03, 2011 05:04:09 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller PBUR3053, Selkirk, United Kingdom
Comments: I couldn’t resist putting this one up – I’ve never seen anything quite like it. It is a good quality mixed lace, and it’s quite a mixture. The tape is worked in the manner of many 19th c Battenburg or Borris pieces – there are many variations. And there are a few areas where the tape varies in width – I wonder if at least some of it isn’t bobbin-made. Spaces are filled with needlelace stitches, and there’s an interesting double stranded bride that I think is needlelace. Photos aren’t close enough to tell precisely. Then there are the inserts of Point de Gaze with raised petal roses.  The whole thing seems to be a double sided insertion that has been attached to some gauze material on one side. Interesting, and the condition looks very good. It all has a kind of starlike appearance that I like a lot.

   Sold for 101.00 GBP, 4 bidders.

Size: 2.75″ widest x 49″
Starting price: $0.99
Auction ends: Nov 03, 2011 18:36:02 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller meadowpaint, Carlsbad, California, United States
Comments: This is one of those intdeterminate guipure pieces that could be Spanish or French or German or Russian, or something else. I don’t see anything resembling Beds or Maltese. There is no gimp thread which might be a clue, and it seems to be linen.  Condition is a bit rough, not really from damage, but from the general lay of the piece, like it needs a good wetting and blocking.

   Sold for $3.05, 2 bidders.

Size: 3.75″ x 40.5″
Starting price: $9.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Nov 04, 2011 09:05:22 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller hickory_woods, North Brookfield, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: This doesn’t say Honiton to me, it looks like a Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net. There are a few needlelace fillings, but not much. It’s not a very sophisticated piece in design or execution, made more for the middle market. The net is is in pretty good shape which counts a lot in a piece like this – just a few tiny holes. The motifs are not very crisp – could be a sign of washing.

   Sold for $60.00, 5 bidders.

Size: 19.5″ neckline, 4.5″ center backnec
Starting price: $9.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Nov 04, 2011 09:05:22 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller hickory_woods, North Brookfield, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: A collar that I would put more on the Bruges Bloemerk side than formal Duchesse. There is a little raised work, but no needlelace fillings that I can see.  Condition is very good. Note, photos look taken from the back side.

   $23.50, 3 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/3jk3yd4 ANTIQUE HANDMADE BOBBIN LACE COLLAR
Size: 17″ neckline, 4.5″ center back
Starting price: $9.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Nov 04, 2011 10:18:58 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller hickory_woods, North Brookfield, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: I think it’s a later 19th c, early 20th c Belgian lace that sometimes goes under the name “Point de Milan”. It is a pieced lace, with an interesting bobbin ground work around the motifs. It’s a modern interpretation of some of the later 17th century Belgian laces. I’m showing a page from an 20th century catalog that has something similar.  I do think the bobbin ground is unusual, usually you see these with a needlelace ground.  The condition looks very good, I don’t see any problems.

   $29.00, 2 bidders, reserve not met.

Size: 6.8″ x 192″
Starting price: $199.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Nov 05, 2011 14:41:36 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller elias*123, Boro, Italy
Comments: A Duchesse flounce in a good collectible length. The design is good, rather verticle in style to enhance ruffling. The flowers are quite flat, almost Bruge Bloemwerk, and some thought toward naturalism. The Point de Gaze inserts have no raised rose petals. The condition from the photos looks very good and I don’t see anything obviously wrong. But not everything is photographed in detail.

   $810.00, 5 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/3atb4nf  Antique point the gaze lace veil / shawl
Size: 17″ x 92″
Starting price: $1,900.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Nov 17, 2011 19:13:57 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller mammersb, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Comments: A Point de Gaze rectangular scarf which apparently comes with documentation noting an original use as a wedding veil. In the last Alerts we had that wonderful triangular Brussels application shawl (which did extremely well), and now this! We are on a roll. The needlelace fillings in this piece are excellent. Note the little windows in the raised rose petals, a definite mark of a better manufacturer. And the picots around the edge are strung together in imitation of Alençon horsehair.  Condition isn’t bad, but it also isn’t great. The seller notes some staining, which I can’t see well, but I can see a lot of major holes in the net and some repairs. But for a piece like this it isn’t terrible, and the damage does seem to be fairly localized.

   11/5/11, no takers yet.

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