Ebay Alerts! Fourteen items – November 27, 2011

 http://tinyurl.com/7yopndj Antique Milanese handmade bobbin lace large Bertha lovely collar
Size: 43″ inside edge, 7.5″ wide
Starting Price: 59.99 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 28, 201107:57:24 PST
Offered by: Ebay discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A bertha of Belgian bobbinlace that normally goes under the name of Point de Milan. It’s basically a tape lace that occasionally widens out into floral heads. The tape often crosses over itself. Good picoted double brides and simple plaited fillings. Seller cites a few minor pulls and some age staining, but overall good condition.

   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/7mamwjx Antique lovely Honiton gipure bobbin lace handkerchief border
Size: 16″ square
Starting price: 29.99 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 28, 2011 09:22:32 PST
Offered by: Ebay discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments: The original center has been removed from this handkerchief edge, and there is obvious damage at the bottom. I don’t think anything is missing and this could be repaired. The Honiton lace is nicely done – beyond the snails/slugs phase. Damage to the rest of the piece is minor, just a few broken brides.

   Sold for 29.99 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/6vmgez5 Antique Honiton gipure lace lovely large wide collar flowers Thistels Acorns
Size: 7″ neckline, 44″ outer edge. Not sure I understand those measurements.
Starting price: 69.99 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 28, 2011 10:02:08 PST
Offered by: Ebay discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments: An interesting Honiton Guipure collar.  Note the large feathery leaves on the outside edge, and the tight clothwork. Some nice raised work along the leaves, and good tally fillings. There are quite a variety of flowers, acorns, and some unidentifiable things. The design holds together nicely on the outer edge (maybe a little motif missing at the left collar point), and has smaller motifs massed together on the neck edge. That part is a  little confused, and it might be an alternation. Overall good condition, but there are a few breaks around the neckline.

   Sold for 69.99 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/6qxhb7d Antique Honiton bobbin lace lovely shape nice size collar
Size: 37″ inside edge, 7.75″ center back, 6.75″ down front points
Starting price: 49.99 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 28, 2011 10:24:32 PST
Offered by: Ebay discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments: I’m guessing this is Honiton point lace, with a needlelace ground. Basically snails/slugs style with good symmetry using roses, thistles, trefoils, and simplier flowers. Good tally fillings in the centers of the motifs. Condition is very good, seller cites a few minor pulls.

   Sold for 49.99 GBP, 1 bidder

http://tinyurl.com/7al6xkg Voile dentelle Applicatino Bruxelles Etole, Brussel Lace Veil 19thc
Size: 319″ x 90″
Starting price: 95.00 EUR
Auction ends: Nov 28, 2011 11:02:32 PST
Offered by: Ebay sirjle, Paris, France
Comments: A rectangular veil or scarf of Brussel application on machine net. there appear to be a few needlelace fillings in some flower centers. A narrow border goes aound the entire edge, with a larger pattern at each end. There are a few pinholes in the net, and two small tears in the middle left of the piece. Probably consistent with damage caused by some kind of fastener. Otherwise the condition is good, and the design quite nice.

   Sold for 108.00 EUR, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/6u4m34b Antique Brussels Mixed Lace w/ Point de Gaze *Collar Lappet Combination* 1800’s
ize: 23″ half-length. Back width 4″
Starting price: $199.99
Auction ends: Nov 28, 2011 14:47:24 PST
Offered by: Ebay sugarbaby2011, The North Pole, Canada
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse collar with long, pointed ends. Note the extensive needlelace fillings.  No raised wokr in the Point de Gaze, but plenty in the bobbinlace. Seller cites a few broken brides – apparently the needlelace is good. I just wonder if this isn’t a little too white, indicating washing/bleaching. the lace just doesn’t look as relaxed as it could. But it is an interesting piece

   No bids.

Size: 324″ diameter
Starting price: 56.00 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 28, 2011 15:01:57 PST
Offered by: Ebay vintagemodes, East Anglia, United Kingdom
Comments: A complete parasol with the original box. The lace looks like black silk (not sure), with would argue more for Le Puy or Malta. I don’t see any sign of the Maltese cross. It has those long narrow leaves and a rather open thin design that makes this kind of lace very hard to identify. Spain and Russia are also alternatives. I don’t see any problems in the lace from the photos.

   Sold for 266.00 GBP, 9 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/7eb6cge 19thc Brussels Lace Hanky Mouchoir Dentelle applicaitn Bruxelles
Size: 16.5″ x 17.5″
Starting price: $85.00
Auction ends: Nov 28, 2011 19:14:33 PST
Offered by: Ebay sirjle, Paris, France
Comments: A Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net handkerchief. It has a few needlelace fillings. The design fairly dense and tending toward naturalistic. A good standard example, and note the extra work on sculpting the center cloth edges. I count two small holes in the net, there may be a few others.

   Sold for $91.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/88tagpg 19thc Brussels Lace Flounce 179″ x 3.4″ Dentelle Bruxelles 4,55m x 85cm
Size: 3.4″ X 179″
Starting price: $145.00
Auction ends: Nov 28, 2011 19:20:57 PST
Offered by: Ebay sirjle, Paris, France
Comments: I especially like the end of this narrow flounce that has the machine net with no applique – showing how this piece ended in the workroom. The bobbinlace motifs are quite well done and delicate, and there are a few needlelace fillings in the edge roses. The dots in the ground are a further sign of quality. The condition looks very good, I can’t see any problems from the photos. Maybe a few loose threads that wern’t properly cut off in the manufacture. A very nice piece.

   Sold for $255.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/7c4wqbk Beautiful vintage lace handmade from doilie” moter as lace maker”
Size: 17.5 cm diameter
Starting price: $19.99
Auction ends: Nov 28, 2011 22:01:39 PST
Offered by: Ebay mylittleboyke, Borgloon, Belgium
Comments: A Point de Paris lacemaker, I’ve seen one of these before. Very nice figural work – not the halfstitch on the large apron. I’m not sure if the little hole in the head area is supposed to be a feature or is a defect. I don’t know if when this was made, could have been anytime in the 20th century.  I also don’t know how to translate the inscription, so will trust the seller’s title. Condition looks very good.

  Sold for $21.50, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/6phv67k EXQUISITE 19THC.BRUSSELS LACE FLOUNCE
Size: 26″ x 177″
Starting price: $45.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Nov 29, 2011 05:41:29 PST
Offered by: Maria Niforos, Ebay mithya, London-New York, United States
Comments: I’m learning to call these wide Brussels applique borders Crinoline Flounces. Assuming they are used to decorate the mid-3rd quarter 19th century round and later oval hoop skirt dresses. This one is a good quality bobbinlace applique on machine net, the photos aren’t close enough to tell if all the fillings are needlelace. The design is quite nice, with large sprays of flowers and a dense border. Not quite as over-the-top as they can get, but a good example. The ‘esprits’ (dots) in the ground are the sign of a better quality product. Condition looks very good, although I wonder if that’s a seam or a repair in the upper left of the last photograph.

   $355.00, 7 bidders, reserve not met.

Size: 15″ x 4 yards
Starting price: $45.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Nov 29, 2011 05:51:30 PST
Offered by: Maria Niforos, Ebay mithya, London-New York, United States
Comments: Quite an amazing piece, but after you get over the shock, it’s time to ask some questions.  When was it made? Is it Italian or French? I wouldn’t go so far as to call it a Point d’Neige or Punto Nuevo, but it certainly is on the way. The edges of the motifs are flat, without ornament, and rather meandering, which would argue Italy. The brides are hexagonal, which points more to France. the raised pieces are nicely done, but far apart, which is more on the developing corraline side. The engrelure is quite elaborate, assuming it was put on originally, it’s more on the Italian side. The lower edge is nicely done and seems contemporary with the work, but note the absence of the picots in much of the latticework. It doesn’t seem entirely consistent with the rest of the peice, and may be an addition.  Overall, I get an Italian feel from this. I wouldn’t expect a lot of symmetry or figural work in a piece like this.  Later 17th century, but maybe a little earlier than the more symmetric Point de France. I’d agree with the probably assessment of an Alb flounce. Many of the fine Italian laces survived to the end of the 17th century in the Church when fashion had largely moved on.  This is quite a piece, and the condition looks excellent.

   $456.99, 5 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/bsscfoq SUPERB quality FINE 19c POINT D’ALENCON lace flounce approx 5 yards
Size: 13″ x 5.08  yards
Starting price: 29.99 GBP with reserve
Auction ends: Nov 30, 2011 06:16:09 PST
Offered by: Ebay marycooperantiquecostumeandtextiles, York, United Kingdom
Comments: A late addition to the Alerts, but an important one. A narrow very long length of Alencon needlelace. There are a number of holes in the reseau, the seller cites about 1 meter length is damaged. It isn’t clear if that 1 meter is continuous or scattered along the length. There aren’t any closeups where you can see the stitch structure, but it does have the more open feeling in the toile of the later 19th century.  There are some interesting fillings used as small medallions. It’s a good design of a fairly short repeat, nicely worked.

   320.00 GBP, 4 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/cyuohaz Exquisite fine Mixed Brussels 19c POINT d’ANGLETERRE unusual design
Size: collar – 2.25″ wide. 2 lengths each 3.25″ x 31″
Starting price: 29.99 GBP with reserve
Auction ends: Nov 30, 2011 08:00:19 PST
Offered by: Ebay marycooperantiquecostumeandtextiles, York, United Kingdom
Comments: A second late addition. An intact collar and two sections of a border of 19th century Point d’Angleterre. This usually means very fine bobin motifs with a point de gaze reseau.  Here the reseau is present, but the overall design is about half bobbin, half needlelace. Quite unusual, and the collar and length do match.  The needlelace is quite flat, and relies on signle rings as ornament. Seller cites a few small breaks that I can’t find from the photos. Unfortunate about the cut border, but otherwise the condition is very good.

   101.00 GBP, 3 bidders, reserve not met.

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