Ebay Alerts! Twenty items – January 1, 2012

http://tinyurl.com/89cnlvg ANTIQUE LACE–CIRCA 17THC.SCALLOPED LACE
Size: ~4″ x 14″
Starting Price: $65.00
Auction ends: Jan 03, 2012 07:53:17 PST
Seller: Maria Niforos, Ebay seller mithya, London-New York, United States
Comments:  A piece like this certainly could be an early 16th century Genoese lace, or maybe Milan. The rather meandering textured tape in the centers is interesting, as well as the little ‘rosettes’ along the edge. No leaf plaiting, but that’s OK. This kind of lace was copied extensively in later centuries, but I think this one looks good.

   Sold for $72.99, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/7gd3y4c ANTIQUE LACE-EARLY FLEMISH LACE BORDER
Size: 4″ x 30″
Starting Price: $45.00
Auction ends: Jan 03, 2012 08:06:28 PST
Seller: Maria Niforos, Ebay seller mithya, London-New York, United States
Comments: A flemish piece bobbinlace, tending toward the Brussels with Brides more advanced stages. But without the really small motifs of the later 17th century that copied Point de France. I’m having a little trouble following the design in places, but it doesn’t look obviously repaired or reassembled. A good example of lace of this period, and the general condition seems OK.

   Sold for $45.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/7pj9djs ANTIQUE LACE-CIRCA 17THC POINT DE FRANCE
Size: 3.25″ x 18″
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Jan 03, 2012 08:26:28 PST
Seller: Maria Niforos, Ebay seller mithya, London-New York, United States
Comments: A little Point de France border fragment. Note the hexagonal picoted brides, which I think pushes it over to France rather than and Italian Point de Neige. Also the slightly larger flatwork motifs; It’s a hard call sometimes.  Lots of exuberant raised work, very nice. Looks cut down from a larger piece, maybe some reworking. But the header edge looks intact.

   Sold for $356.99, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/6sfeu9z ANTIQUE LACE- C. 19THC.HONITON LACE HANDKERCHIEF
Size: ~16″ square
Starting Price: $75.00
Auction ends: Jan 03, 2012 16:36:48 PST
Seller: Maria Niforos, Ebay seller mithya, London-New York, United States
Comments: A Honiton handkerchief – note the extensive tally fillings and closely worked flowers. Not completely out of the snail/slugs period, but definitely a more advanced piece. A few broken brides and stains, but overall good condition. Looks a little puckered in places, wonder if it has been washed. The photos are glaring white, hard to tell.

   Sold for $75.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/7eqmwwj ANTIQUE LACE- C. 19THC.HONITON LACE HANDKERCHIEF
Size: set of 12, each 7″ diameter
Starting Price: $24.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Jan 04, 2012 11:35:46 PST
Seller: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A set of well-done Carrickmacross guipure doilies. Long picoted brides, typical looped edge, and some needlelace fillings dead center. I don’t see any condition problems from the photos.

   $37.00, 2 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/7wwxata ANTIQUE HAND BURANO COLLAR
Size: 2″ x 15″
Starting Price: $24.99
Auction ends: Jan 04, 2012 11:35:49 PST
Seller: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: The shape of this Burano needlelace piece is a bit odd for a collar, but not sure what else it could be. I assume the right end is the same as the left – not well shown in the photos. It’s a typical pattern, combining mesh and bride ground work, with a little bit of snowflake filling in the center. Fairly simple design, nicely worked. Condition looks very good from what I can see.

   Sold fo r$24.99, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/7lam8f5 ANTIQUE HAND IRISH CROCHET LARGE ROUNDS SET OF 11
Size: 11 pieces, each 11″ diameter
Starting Price: $24.99
Auction ends: Jan 04, 2012 11:35:52 PST
Seller: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A set of Irish Crochet doilies in the more geometric-design phase. Good quality, note the heavy raised rings in the centers of the motifs, along with a little needlelace edging inside some of the triangles. Some discoloration, seller says 4 have broken brides. But overall good condition.

   Sold for $51.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/7vwxxms 17TH LINEN PUNTO TIRATO CUT/DRAWN WK & PUNTO EN ARIA
Size: 41″ x 67″
Starting Price: $24.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Jan 04, 2012 12:17:11 PST
Seller: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: An interesting piece to sit and think about. It basically has 3 elements – a bobbinlace border, some hemmed cutwork with reticella inserts, and filet netting embroidered into geometric patterns. It’s a good looking piece, but I don’t read anything really early about it. The reticella is a little coarse, and the bobbinlace looks sort of northern Italian 19th century. I like the treatment of the filet – interesting stitches. Very early ‘punto modano’ played with filet, but more in the sense of netting variations rather than this kind of embroidery. I will give the piece points for the ‘patina’, it has a soft hand, and the needlelace stitches are dense and compact, as one might find in very early pieces. But the whole thing together reads later 19th century Italian to me.

   $78.77, 6 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/6wq9sro ANTIQUE BRUSSELS APPLIQUE FROTHY LACE WIDE FLOUNCE 6 YD
Size: 11.5″ x 6 yards
Starting Price: $24.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Jan 04, 2012 12:17:31 PST
Seller: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A good example of how Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net can be used to create very long pieces. The motifs are quite simple  with a few needlelace fillings. Note the esprits in the ground indicating a little extra effort. The work is well done, and the condition is excellent. For a piece of net this size that’s very unusual. It isn’t a big flamboyant crinoline flounce, but a perfectly serviceable middle-market product.

   $227.50, 6 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/76avk77 ANTIQUE BRUSSELS APPLIQUE WIDE FLOUNCE 4 YD
Size: 12″ x 4 yards
Starting Price: $24.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Jan 04, 201212:17:33 PST
Seller: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A wide bobbin applique on machine net similar to the previous example, but more elaborate in design – little step above in the market aimed for. Again, simple but well done motifs, with a more windswept flower design. Again, the condition is very good.

   Sold for $530.00, 9 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/7s2w3np Beautiful needle lace oval insert
Size: 15″ x 11″
Starting Price: $9.99
Auction ends: Jan 04, 2012 18:36:09 PST
Seller: Ebay seller calicogre, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Comments: Venise figural needlelace like this often gets passed by, or buried in the middle of some table linen. But I like the imagery of this piece. Around 1980 I made several visits to Zele, Belgium, and talked with women still doing this kind of work. It was a great opportunity to look at how patterns were design and the techniques used for execution. This reminds me very much of that tradition. Good close work, a few broken brides, but overall good condition.

   Sold for $28.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/72gqjjv Beautiful Hardanger Norway drawnwork table cloth.
Size: 40″ square
Starting Price: $39.99
Auction ends: Jan 04, 2012 19:43:09 PST
Seller: Ebay seller calicogre, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Comments: I’m putting up a lot of Hardanger videos in the December LaceNews Channel on YouTube update, and thought I’d complement them with this piece. It has quite elaborate work, and note the variation in the groundwork (look at it in the closeups – it isn’t quite as plain as the thumbnail leads one to believe). Hardanger drawnwork is an outgrowth of the very earliest drawn thread lace origins from Italy, and as such deserves our attention. Condition appears very good.

   Sold for $102.50, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/6vh64uq Bobbin Russian lace- wedding handkerchief
Size: 10″ square
Starting Price: $9.99
Auction ends: Jan 04, 2012 20:02:24 PST
Seller: Ebay seller calicogre, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Comments: In honor of the new Russian stamp, I found this nice handkerchief of what looks like Russian tape lace. Nice fillings, and an unusual bundle of threads down the middle of the tape. Might not strictly be from Russia, this kind of lace was made all over Eastern Europe and in Germany. But the basics are there. Very good condition. Wish we’d see more Russian lace on Ebay – so much was made but little migrates to the west. Puzzling.

   Sold for $10.50, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/7c7v6h8 Carrickmacross wedding handkerchief
Size: 11.5″ square
Starting Price: $39.99
Auction ends: Jan 04, 2012 20:13:17 PST
Seller: Ebay seller calicogre, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Comments: A Carrikcmacross applique (on machine net) handkerchief. The design is a bit simple, but I like needlerun fillings in the corner motifs. Good, strong looped border. I don’t see any condition problems.

   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/7uotda7 Bobbin lace doily
Size: 9″ diameter
Starting Price: $9.99
Auction ends: Jan 04, 2012 20:44:40 PST
Seller: Ebay seller calicogre, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Comments: An elaborate guipure design, I’d call it Cluny, probably from France. Another lace that often gets passed by, but I like this one quite a lot. Sharp, crisp plaiting on the outside, and nicely raised leaves in the halfstitch clothwork. Condition looks very good.

   Sold for $27.59, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/76thos9 19THC HAND PT DE GAZE LAPPET OR SCARF FINE
Size: 42″ long, 4″ wide at tip ends
Starting Price: $24.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Jan 05, 2012 12:49:14 PST
Seller: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: Point de gaze lappet scarf with triangular ends. The quality of the lace is quite high – very flat with a few fillings just at the right places for emphasis. The tendrils on the clothwork at the ends are very unusual and impressive technically. A few small holes in the net, but overall very good condition.

   Sold for $179.50, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/84evkqh ANTIQUE HAND VALENCIENNE EDGING LACE 14+ YARDS!
Size: 3″ x 14+ yards
Starting Price: $24.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Jan 05, 201212:49:17 PST
Seller: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A very long narrow Valenciennes border with square ground. Good design of roses. If you look at the closeups you can see where extra threads were cut off at the end of a motif – these were added during the work to give more density to the clothwork. But I find the work a little loose, maybe because so much of it was done. Not enough time to get a really tight clothwork.Condition looks very good, I don’t see any problems in the photos. Lace like this would have been used to trim bedding and nightgowns.

   $172.72, 7 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/7dlfdlu VICTORIAN VERY FINE HAND CHANTILLY LACE PARASOL COVER
Size: 25″ in diameter
Starting Price: $24.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Jan 05, 2012 12:49:28 PST
Seller: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: An interesting Chantilly parasol cover.  Naturalistic flowers around the edges, and atypical fillings along the strut lines and in various cartouches. There is quite a bit of damage, I’m not sure if it’s racroc related or not. Looks more along the lines of where it was attached to the parasol frame.  Unclear how easy this will be to put right. But it is very unusual – I won’t speculate as to French or Belgium.

   Sold for $102.50, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/7mgqtqq Beautiful Chantilly lace shawl or collar circa 1900.
Size: 28″ side to side, 13″ center back
Starting Price: $49.99
Auction ends: Jan 06, 2012 14:50:20 PST
Seller: Ebay seller calicogre, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Comments: A bold Chantilly collar. The deep black color might indicate a Belgian origin. The whole space is well filled with flowers and leaves, although not very sophisticated. Little in the way of bobbin fillings, although you can see some honeycomb along the bottom edge. Those projecting points in the photo along the edge are pins. Scattered breaks in the ground.

   Sold for $49.99, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/6qsaddo SUPERB HandMade Antique Vtg BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE WEDDING VEIL SHAWL STOLE
Size: 22″ x 88″
Starting Price: $9.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Jan 08, 2012 18:08:54 PST
Seller: Ebay seller adtjmd, Hickory, North Carolina, United States
Comments: A Duchesse de Bruxelles rectangular shawl. The big Point de Gaze inserts at either end are unusual, a flower pot of roses and other blooms. Good decorative fillings surround the inserts and fill some of the bobbin motifs (unusual). The bobbinlace is very well done, with some raised work. It’s a fun piece. There is a little damage to the point de gaze net, and a few broken brides, but overall very good condition.

   $860.55, 13 bidders, reserve not met.

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