Ebay Alerts! Twelve Items – November 6, 2011

Size: 3″ x 80″
Starting price: $6.99
Auction ends: Nov 07, 2011 17:00:26 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller ginnydolldolls, UPSTATE, NY, United States
Comments: This little border of Point de Gaze has some good fillings. And the clothwork in the motifs has some non-standard patterns. Overall the effect is quite nice. It’s not the greatest design, but the narrow space is filled well. There is a lot of damage to the reseau – I can’t tell how localized that might be along the length.

   Sold for $152.50, 4 bidders.

Size: 20 or 21″ x 160″
Starting price: $75.00
Auction ends: Nov 07, 2011 18:13:06 PST
Offered by: Maria Niforos, Ebay seller mithya, London-New York, United States
Comments: A long Chantilly border, wider than normal (~12″ is more typical for these long lengths). The rectangular lattice pattern is unusual, almost used like windows out of which the flowers spill.  The lower border is a more typical swag pattern.  Seller cites minor openings.

   Sold for $86.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/7w5kkqz Antique RARE Handmade Drawnwork Lace & Linen Cloth SEE
Size: 30″ x 31″
Starting price: $95.00, $125.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Nov 08, 2011 13:26:31 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller judykahooti, holyoke, United States
Comments: These Mexican drawnworks are badly  neglected by collectors, yet the work is very beautiful. I think they suffer from ‘household linens’ stigma that pure lace collectors tend to avoid. But pieces like this are too large for a handkerchief, and not usable as table linens – it’s more of a decorative piece.  I’m collecting a lot of videos on the subject (many of which come from Mexico) for the November LaceNews Channel on Youtube update. This example is beautifully done – much of this work was imported into the US through one dealer in Texas in the early 20th century. Condition looks unused.

   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/6nyh2c3 Antique Black Maltese lace lappet
Size: 8″ x 88″
Starting price: $39.99
Auction ends: Nov 09, 2011 07:50:22 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller calicogre, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Comments: I’ll assume these lappets are joined in the 19th-20th century fashion. Black Maltese isn’t all that common, in fact if it weren’t for the St. John’s cross I might think this came from somewhere else. The leaves aren’t quite as well done as you usually see, but there’s some nice guipure work.  Condition looks a bit wrinkled, but overall quite good. One photo shows some small brown stains.

   Sold for $51.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/7uaap59 Art populaire plior de dentelliere plaque a dentelle object de métier
Size: 9.5 cm x 16.5 cm
Starting price: 50.00 EUR
Auction ends: Nov 09, 2011 10:38:47 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller ngrd159, Aiguilhe, France
Comments: A chip-carved plioir stained black. One side shows rather typical geometric designs, but the other side has a great image of the crucifixion, the date 1886, and the initials MS.  The condition looks very good.  The opening price on this is reasonable, but I don’t think it will stay that way.

      Sold for 202.00 EUR, 8 bidders.
As with all such French primitive antiques, buyer beware, fakes are common.

http://tinyurl.com/6r6u2ru Vtg Antique Brussels Applique Lace Wedding Bridal Handkerchief 19th Century Beaut
Size: 13.5″ square
Starting price: $265.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Nov 09, 2011 16:27:31 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller twist-in-time, Philadelphia / DFW, United States
Comments: Brussels applique on machine net handkerchief – no needlelace other than some tiny fillings in the flower centers.  A few pinpricks in the net, see description especially along the join to the cloth, all pretty minor. The piece has a nice presence, with a rather conventional basic design well organized into separate 8 separate vignettes. Monogram initials are well done.

   Sold for $265.00 Buy-it-Now

http://tinyurl.com/7v57fhe Antique Victorian Lace Wedding Handkerchief Unused
Size: 15″ x 14″
Starting price: $9.99
Auction ends: Nov 09, 2011 17:07:02 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller bigdawg_81, Mid Atlantic, United States
Comments: Another Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net, similar to the previous piece but less elaborate. Something I haven’t seen before – the handkerchief linen has a buttonhole cut into it to attach to a dress.  There appears to be some yellowing, and some of the arcs along the center cloth look like they are missing a few brides.

   Sold for $1009.50, 8 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/7326wb3 Antique Point De Gaze Mixed Brussels Lace Collar
Size: 2″ x 24″
Starting price: $24.00
Auction ends: Nov 09, 2011 17:50:19 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller vintageblessings, Star, ID, United States
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse collar, quite narrow, in very good condition. It has three inserts of simple Point de Gaze. The bobbinlace itself is probably more on the Bruges technique side.  I like it, it lays almost like a necklace.

   Sold for $44.99, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/7vwcpwl Antique Irish Youghal Needle Lace Trim Edging RARE 41/2″ W x 1 Yd Southeby’s HM
Size: 4.5″ x 1 yard 4″
Starting price: $9.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Nov 10, 2011 04:24:46 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller twist-in-time, Philadelphia / DFW, United States
Comments: A Youghal border. Comes with a note saying it was sold at Sotheby’s in the 1980’s. The design is a bit denser than one normally sees in Youghal, but the work is good. I especially like the dense clothwork in the petals of the large flower, including diamond shaped windows.  One end seems to be finished. Condition of the lace appears very good, although there is a little staining.

   Sold for $375.00, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/73cnuj2 Antique Irish crochet handmade lovely collar
Size: 4.5″ wide, 14″ inside edge
Starting price: 19.99 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 10, 2011 08:32:33 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments: An Irish Crochet collar with fairly large motifs, design is a bit abstract. It has good symmetry and the workmanship is nice. Condition looks excellent.

   Sold for 19.99 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/6w7fujj Oud VLAAMS AARDEWERK – grote kantwerkster – dentellière grès des Flandres
Size: 22 cm high, 8.5 cm x 19 cm base
Starting price: 50.00 EUR
Auction ends: Nov 11, 2011 06:37:42 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller vetpoes2, Wilrijk, Belgium
Comments: A Flemish pottery lacemaker of large size. I think it might be from the Pieter Jozef Laignel (operated 1898-1929) pottery. The colors on this one are quite brilliant. Hard to say about condition, the seller doesn’t say anything, and there isn’t anything obvious from the single photo.

   Sold for 50.00 EUR, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/6wq5lnf * 18thc BRUSSELS – DEVON ? Bobbin Lace Border w. BUTTERFLIES c.1760 *
Size: 3″ x 64″
Starting price: 29.99
Auction ends: Nov 11, 2011 11:46:00 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller jaruk, Worcester., Worcs., United Kingdom
Comments: Brussels bobbinlace with the droschel ground worked around the motifs. It could be Devon, very hard to say.  I’d personally go with Belgium because of the extensive snowflake fillings in some motifs. I like the butterflies. For a piece like this it is in fairly good shape – you often see a lot more damage to the droschel ground.

   Sold for $221.49, 5 bidders.

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