Ebay Alerts! Fifteen items – December 8, 2011

http://tinyurl.com/7evkq68 ANTIQUE LACE SMALL PRETTY HANDMADE ALENCON NEEDLELACE COLLAR HORSEHAIR PICOTS
Size: 3″ without footing x 15″ inside edge
Starting Price: $29.99
Auction ends: Dec 09, 2011 16:15:33 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller greatlace, Paris – Palm Beach, United States
Comments: A small later 19thc Alençon collar. It has a number of small holes in the net, but complete pieces like this come up so rarely that I would overlook a lot of that. It’s a fairly simple design with the rather open toilé adapted to get the work to go a little faster. Nice fillings, and the horsehair picots are used both on the outside edge and on internal motifs. In Alençon horsehair of several different weights was always used to make picots, but was removed in in the ornamental fillings.

   Sold for $29.99, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/83wce47 ANTIQUE LACE SMALL DAINTY HANDMADE POINT DE GAZE COLLAR
Size: 1″ at back of neck, inside edge 13″
Starting Price: $24.99
Auction ends: Dec 09, 2011 16:34:50 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller greatlace, Paris – Palm Beach, United States
Comments: A delicate collar of Point de Gaze.  No raised work, and just a few ornaments of rings.  The simple design has a narrow repeats of small leaves around the edge terminating in large leaf points at the ends. A very consistent idea. There are a few small holes in the ground.

   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/7ug5grb Antique Aged Brussels/Belgium Lace Roses Wedding Handkerchief/Hankie
Size: not given
Starting Price: 20.00 GBP
Auction ends: Dec 10, 2011 06:34:31 PST
Offered by:Ebay seller blinkfisher, haderslev, Denmark
Comments: A Danish roller pillow from Denmark. The wide roller has a ratchet stop.  There is no information given on age or manufacturer – it looks in such good condition that it might be quite new, or a rebuilt older one.  I wonder if anyone might recognize the maker.

   Sold for 21.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/6t5zmn9 ANTIQUE HAND YOUGHAL LACE LAPPET
Size: 3″ ends, 1.5″ narrowest, 27″ long
Starting Price: $125.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Dec 10, 2011 10:46:51 PST
Offered by:Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A small tie with bulbous ends of Youghal. The lace technique is quite good with a variety of cloth stitches and fillings. The triangles used along the connecting band are very typical of Youghal foot edges in flounces. I’m not that wild about the overall design, but it is a good example of the technique.  A little stained, but the lace doesn’t seem to have any damage.

   Buy-it-Now option exercised for $125.00.

http://tinyurl.com/6td9ab2 LOUPE DE DENTELLIERE XIX° 1850
Size: 27 cm high
Starting Price: 90.00 EUR
Auction ends: Dec 10, 2011 11:14:46 PST
Offered by:Ebay seller lestef6433, Bieujac, France
Comments: This is one of those indeterminate ‘lacemaker lamps’ that I wrote about in the collecting piece Lighting for the Lacemaker http://tinyurl.com/3q39zro.  It may originally have another use, but it isn’t inconceivable that a lacemaker could use it as a focusing device. It is a hand-blown piece with a good pontil mark on the base. Seller cites a few white traces on the interior, might be a lime deposit. Be careful in shipping, the last one of these I bought arrived broken in several large pieces and several hundred smaller ones.

   Sold for 184.50 EUR, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/763ln2z Antique Vintage Irish Lace handmade crochet Collar
Size: neckline 16.5″, 4.75″ wide
Starting Price: $24.00
Auction ends: Dec 10, 2011 18:19:03 PST
Offered by:Ebay seller cantonchick, Carrollton, Texas, United States
Comments: I like the contrast of the larger edge roses against the Rose of Sharon ground. Sort of a frilled edge but without actual frills. Something similar sold on Ebay in November, http://tinyurl.com/6lsztkm.  Condition looks very good, I don’t see any problems from the photos.

   Sold for $24.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/7t27uen SUPERB ANTIQUE 19TH CENTURY BRUSSELS LACE MOTHER OF PEARL FAN & BOX NO RESERVE
Size: not given.
Starting Price: $150.00
Auction ends: Dec 11, 2011 11:58:23 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller tassber, Studio City, California, United States
Comments: A tempting provenance, but no details. The box is also signed, citing a German manufacturer named Conrad Lauerwald, although the lace itself is Belgian. It gives a royal patronage and cites the Duke of Saxe-Meiningen (probably the one reigning from 1866-1914).  This would fit with the design of the lace. The lace is Point de Gaze, flat with no raised rose petals. A few small fillings, nothing fancy. The ground looks very fine, or maybe it’s a trick of the light. Small motifs, well designed to be folded. The lace looks in good condition, but there’s a lot of damage to the sticks.

   Sold for $150.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/7233fsm SUPERB ANTIQUE 19TH CENTURY BRUSSELS LACE MOTHER OF PEARL FAN & BOX NO RESERVE
Size: 2-3/8″ x 39.75″ + 26-3/8″
Starting Price: $25.99 with reserve.
Auction ends: Dec 11, 2011 15:41:22 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller KLARAANNA2006, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Comments: Two short pieces of Point de Gaze, very flat design with little ornamentation. Good short repeat that looks quite dense overall. The elaborate engrelure actually is a nice balance to the lower design. I’m not sure this would ruffle well. Seller cites a few small holes in the ground, but I can’t see them. The lace itself is a little stiff from all the cordonnet work.

   Sold for $150.00, 8 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/7bm8rra ANTIQUE MIXED BRUSSELS LACE FLOUNCE 19TH CENTURY
Size: 3-7/8″ x 46″
Starting Price: $25.99
Auction ends: Dec 11, 2011 15:54:59 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller KLARAANNA2006, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Comments: Wish there were more of this.  A Brussels applique on machine net with a classical design of well-done small bobbin motifs. Note the esprits in the ground, and the net itself looks in very good shape. The large leaves separating the repeat along the lower edge are needlelace.  Seller cites two small holes and some age spots.

   Sold for $44.99, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/874qcpu HandMade Antique Vtg LIERRE TAMBOUR LACE WEDDING BONNET VEIL SCARF *DISPLAY
Size: 33″ x 35″
Starting Price: $19.99
Auction ends: Dec 11, 2011 18:06:19 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller adtjmd, RED VELVET BENCH, United States
Comments: A bonnet veil of embroidered net. I don’t know if it is Lierre. I was really struck at how nicely this imitates Blonde de Caen.  Some unfortunate damage to the net with a few badly done repairs – but this is the problem with machine net. Once damaged like this it is very difficult to repair. But then, so is Blonde de Caen net.

   Sold for $124.72, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/6smpaqr Antique Aged Brussels/Belgium Lace Roses Wedding Handkerchief/Hankie
Size: 13″ x 13-3/4″
Starting Price: $35.00
Auction ends: Dec 11, 2011 19:39:43 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller aunteri, California, United States
Comments: This handkerchief looks impressive from a distance. The motifs are small, giving it a dense appearance.  But on close inspection the lace is a bit scraggly. Part of this is just general wear. But the point de gaze needlelace is very flat, little in the way of good fillings.  Lots of small holes in the ground. I would like to have seen this when it was new.

   Sold for $124.72, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/6vvdw7o ANTIQUE LACE-FINE NEEDLE LACE
Size: 4″ wide, not sure how long.
Starting Price: $55.00
Auction ends: Dec 12, 201103:53:54 PST
Offered by: Maria Niforos, Ebay seller mithya, London-New York, United States
Comments: This is the kind of half point de gaze, half Venise type lace that sometimes gets associated with Zele (see the LaceNews Lace of the Month for Oct 2010, which is a little similar). The clothwork is nicely dense with some patterning, and interesting fillings.  The guipure between the grounded motifs is strong and effective. It isn’t the best example I’ve ever seen, but a very nice attempt. Condition looks very good.

   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/8784g5x BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE MIXED BRUSSELS LACE FLOUNCE- 37 INCHES- UNUSED- CIRA 1850-70
Size: 5″ x 37″
Starting Price: 9.99 GBP
Auction ends: Dec 12, 2011 03:55:07 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller pbur3053, Selkirk, United Kingdom
Comments: I really wish there was more of this!  A beautiful piece of work.The motifs are so well done, with atypical needlelace fillings.  Interesting bobbinlace fillings in the large leaf motif, and the leaves themselves have great veining. It reminds me of the quality you see in Valenciennes de Gand, so I’ll guess it’s from the Ghent area.  At least that’s my best guess for now. Condition looks very good, I can’t see anything wrong.

   Sold for 39.82 GBP, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/6pv2gvy ANTIQUE LACE- BRUSSELS COLLAR, POINT DE GAZE COLLAR,CUF
Size: collar ~24″ x 3.25″, cuffs 10″ x 4.5″
Starting Price: $195.00
Auction ends: Dec 12, 2011 04:02:26 PST
Offered by: Maria Niforos, Ebay seller mithya, London-New York, United States
Comments: A matching Duchesse de Bruxelles cuff and collar set. Note the large needlelace flowers with concentric row of rings, and the wide raised petal layer. It’s an unusual set for Duchesse, a little off-normal in design.  Quality and condition appear very good.

   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/7soxk4t BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE HONITON GUIPURE LACE WEDDING HANDKERCHIEF
Size: 13″ square
Starting Price: 9.99 GBP
Auction ends: Dec 12, 2011 07:12:02 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller pbur3053, Selkirk, United Kingdom
Comments: A Honiton handkerchief, definitely outside the snails/slugs venue. The motifs are densely worked with good tally fillings. I am a little thrown with the symmetry along the folded lines in the lace. It doesn’t quite seem to match up, and I’m not sure what went wrong here because the piece looks original. Still it’s a good example of a better quality Honiton. A few holes that the seller points out. nothing major.

   Sold for 71.90 GBP, 7 bidders.

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