Ebay Alerts! Ninteen items – November 10, 2011

http://tinyurl.com/7afj256 Museum quality ANTIQUE lace flounce Brussels Duchesse Point de gaze lappet trim
Size: not given
Starting price: $495.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Nov 11, 2011 09:35:26 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller all things shabby, United States
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse border – unfortunately no dimensions are given. A good, dense pattern of standard bobbin motifs found in this type of lace with a few additional large interesting flowers. The Point de Gaze inserts look in good shape – no roses. The color is ecru, and there is a little staining. It looks like a lot of the photos are taken from the back side.

   Sold for $250.00 Make Offer

http://tinyurl.com/8ya2vok * 2 English HONITON Hand made BOBBIN LACE HANDKERCHIEFS *
Size: both ~15″ square
Starting price: $19.99
Auction ends: Nov 11, 2011 11:39:06 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller all things jaruk, Worcester., Worcs., United Kingdom
Comments: Two Honiton handkerchiefs, one applique on machine net, the other guipure.  Snails/slugs period on both. I like the elaborate bride ground of the guipure piece. The work on the applique is ntcely done, good tight clothwork.  Neigher one has the greatest design, but they make an interesting pair. Both have a little damage to the center cloth, and there are some breaks in the guipure work. Maybe a small repair in the machine net? but overall the applique lace looks in good condition.

      Sold for $58.00, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/77ov5bb Antique Fine FRENCH DUCHESSE Point de Gaze Lace Handmade Flounce
Size: 6″ x 52″
Starting price: $255.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Nov 12, 2011 05:51:32 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller i_spy_design, Austin, Texas, United States
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse border taken from a ‘Flapper’ dress, although who knows if the lace is contemporary with that 1920’s period. Hard to say if the yellow color is true.  The bobbinlace looks a bit conventional, and there is no raised work in either the obbin or needlelace. It has a little Bruge Bloemwerk look. It does look like there is some staining, but overall the condition appears quite good.

   Sold for $255.00 Buy-it-Now

http://tinyurl.com/6q8wyh6 Stuning Circular Antqiue Maltese Silk Lace Cloth – 62 cms across.
Size: 62 cm diameter
Starting price: 10.00 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 12, 2011 06:40:16 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller supra_troopa, Redditch, Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Comments: A Maltese or Gozian circular cloth with a cloth St. John’s cross in the center. It is formed of three concentric circular pieces, note the interesting guipure work on the inner piece.  The roundels on the inner and middle piece match nicely. The outer border is a plainer alternating design of a flower and a 6-pointed star ground that is often found in Gozo lace. All very well done. Seller cites some repairs, and there’s one obvious hole in the outer ring.

   Sold for 26.00 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/85lvmzn Très grand carreau de dentellière ancien,dentelle
Size: 60 x 36 x 17 cm
Starting price: 60.00 EUR
Auction ends: Nov 12, 2011 11:20:00 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller art-coll, Bouglainval, France
Comments: A French desk-type lace pillow, similar to Normandy designs. Good woodwork, with three drawers.  There appears to be a ratchet mechanism to hold the cylinder still, but I don’t see the catch. The cylinder can be covered to provide the working surface. Pillows like this usually had a secondary cover that the lacemaker would provide – here it’s a blue cloth with a nice design of flowers. There is a date, August 10, 1910 and a name inside one drawer. Overall good condition with what appears to be the original finish. There might be a little separation of the pieces along various joins, likely due to wood shrinkage. But not bad.

   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/888l7ko BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE MALTESE LACE LARGE TABLE CLOTH
Size: 48″ diameter
Starting price: 9.99 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 13, 2011 10:38:37 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller finlandrevenue, North Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Comments: A circular Maltese tablecloth.  Good motifs of masses of well-worked leaves and guipure. It has a ‘wire’ ground, and the piece is composed of 6 concentric circles. This is typical Maltese construction meant to fit on the narrow pillow. Condition looks very good, I don’t see any problems from the photos.

   Sold for 55.00 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/7vem8fv UNBELIEVABLY BEAUTIFUL FRENCH WEDDING HANKY HANDEMBROIDERED WITH VALENCIENNES
Size: 16.5″ square in total (lace is 2.25″ wide)
Starting price: 250.00 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 13, 2011 15:35:14 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller greatlace, Paris – Palm Beach, United Stat
Comments: This is a rare case where I agree 100% with the title of this listing. The whitework embroidery is excellent, and filled with the same needlelace ornament that you find in Alençon lace (when I studied in Alençon they did both lace and whitework embroidery). The embroidery and monogram are very well done. The Val lace is densely worked with a good pattern of  pansies and other flowers. I do not see any condition problems. Haven’t seen an example this good on Ebay for years.

   Sold for $821.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/88yztjd LG HM Antique Vtg BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE BERTHA COLLAR
Size: 38″ neckline, 72″ outside edge, 5.5″ wide
Starting price: $49.99
Auction ends: Nov 13, 2011 17:02:33 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller adtjmd, RED VELVET BENCH, United States
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse bertha in very good condition. The bobbin motifs are fairly large, no raised work that I can see, a little like Brues Bloemwerk. Raised petal roses in the Point de Gaze inserts. Seller cites age discoloration, occasional spots and a minor breaks.

   Sold for $157.50, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/7lf3z3t HandMade Antique Vtg BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE COLLAR DRESS FRONT
Size: 17″ neckline, 42.5″ outside edge, 6.25″ widest point
Starting price: $29.99
Auction ends: Nov 13, 2011 17:02:43 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller adtjmd, RED VELVET BENCH, United States
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse collar. Fairly large motifs with some good shading. No raised work in the point de gaze, but some nicely done rings. A little age discoloration, very minor broken bride here and there. Overall nice condition.

   Sold for $121.28, 8 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/7qgfv7q SUPERB HandMade Antique Vtg BRUSSELS DUCHESSE LACE
Size: 4.75″ x 36″
Starting price: $0.99
Auction ends: Nov 13, 2011 18:40:22 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller adtjmd, RED VELVET BENCH, United States
Comments: A Brugges Duchesse border with a nice open design. I like the shading around the 6 petaled flowers. Wish there was more of this.  Good condition, a little discoloration, very  minor breaks.

   Sold for $54.00, 9 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/7fneg4h Antique Maltese silk handmade lace lovely nice size scarf
Size: 7″ x 63″
Starting price: 39.99 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 14, 2011 09:15:14 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A Maltese scarf – one central band with a fan-type edging. This may have suffered some from washing, the work isn’t too crisp. The leaves seem a little thin, too. But overall condition is good.

   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/7cowgod 3,10 x 9,5cm dentelle Chantilly Fait Main 122″ Chantilly Bobbin Lace 19thc
Size: 3 pieces
Starting price: 25.00 EUR
Auction ends: Nov 14, 2011 10:59:08 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller sirjle, Paris, France
Comments: This post is getting a bit long, so I’m recommending that you study several offerings of this seller. This includes a number of good Chantilly and Cluny pieces. See Ebay #330635215405, 330635199325, 330635224130, 330635228822, and especially the fichu #330636948302.  The items don’t always have the very close detail needed to see the stitch structure, but don’t hesitate to ask the seller questions.  All pieces are quite good shape.

   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/7grpwd8 Very beautiful Point de Gaz lace collar -Bertha
Size: 24″ across, 6″ wide
Starting price: $300.00
Auction ends: Nov 14, 2011 13:41:24 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller calicogre, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Comments: A Point de Gaze bertha of rose and leaf design. A lot of the roses have double raised petals. The design is nice and dense,but there are rather a lot of holes in the mesh. Seller also cites some staining.

   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/7hl9dn6 ANTIQUE LACE- BOBBIN, RETICELLA, CUTWORK ALTAR CLOTH
Size: 24″ x 64
Starting price: $45.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Nov 14, 2011 14:00:58 PST
Offered by: Maria Niforos, ebay seller mithya, London-New York, United States
Comments: These assemblages of early lace come up now and then This one seems concentrated on later 17th century pieces, but could extend into the 19th century. I see some milanese, some cutwork, some nice drawnwork, and some plaited bobbinlace. All basically Italian.  Condition looks very good, seller cites some minor openings.

   Sold for $455.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/79r8sc5 ANTIQUE LACE-RARE C. 17THC.PUNTO IN ARIA
Size: 8″ X 17.5″
Starting price: $45.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Nov 14, 2011 14:02:08 PST
Offered by: Maria Niforos, ebay seller mithya, London-New York, United States
Comments: A short Punto in Aria border, 2nd quarter 17th Italian. It is a very recognizable style, fairly geometric, and tending toward the contemporary fat and later gros points. It has a kind of Moorish appearance that have led some authors to think it is Spanish. There’s no real evidence to back up such a claim. It is quite short, and has some breaks, but not bad condition considering the age.

   Sold for $95.00, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/73eyfea ANTIQUE LACE-RARE IRISH CROCHET SHAWL
Size: 11.5″ X 78″
Starting price: $45.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Nov 14, 2011 14:04:40 PST
Offered by: Maria Niforos, ebay seller mithya, London-New York, United States
Comments:I don’t think I’ve ever seen a rectangular Irish Crochet shawl before. Which is strange, since they made just about everything else. Clones knots in the bride ground, lots of raised work, and interesting fillings inside the motifs. I just wish I could see the whole pattern altogether to try and trace the pattern. It’s  hard to see the flow. With a piece like this one might suspect some reassembly – and there is a little awkwardness at the bottom of the third photo. The condition looks very good.

   $149.49, 7 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/73mvwgh ANTIQUE LACE-EIGHT FINE DOILIES, COASTERS
Size: 5.5″ diameter each
Starting price: $19.99
Auction ends: Nov 14, 2011 14:06:25 PST
Offered by: Maria Niforos, ebay seller mithya, London-New York, United States
Comments: Knitted doilies from the Azores.  The thread is made from pita fiber. The Azores became a center for very fine knitted lace around 1840. Seems they made bobbinlace too, but I don’t know of any examples.  The very heavy raised perls are a characteristic of this lace – but I don’t know any written work that describes how to do them. Seller cites some age stains, but no damage.

   Sold for $26.60, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/72roq37 Superbe et longue dentelle noire, main? 665 cm X 30.5 cm, ancienne
Size: 12″ x 21.8′
Starting price: 50.00 EUR
Auction ends: Nov 15, 2011 10:55:15 PST
Offered by: ebay seller lavandiere33, Aquitaine, France
Comments: Very long.   I think Le Puy, note the interesting ground treatments. Although I would expect a little more gimp in a Le Puy design.  It is obviously an impressive undertaking, but the repeat is short and it gets a little monotonous. It’s meant to be ruffled. It looks unused, seller cites a few minor holes, nothing serious.

   No bids.

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