Ebay Alerts! Fourteen items – January 8, 2012

http://tinyurl.com/78xxhqa EARLY BRUSSELS APPLIQUE LAPPET/SCARF
Size: 16.5″ neckline, 57″ outer edge. 9.5″ widest depth.
Starting Price: $24.99
Auction ends:Jan 09, 2012 10:39:28 PST
Seller: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A Brussels application on machine net scarf, a variation on a lappet scarf. There’s an interesting grid of needlelace fillings at the ends. The outer edge of roses and leaves is a little coarsely done, the inner filling of flowers with esprits on the net is better. All in all an unusual piece.  The condition appears very good, I don’t see any problems other than a few stains.

   Sold for $35.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/6rjn57d RARE 17THC BRAID RETICELLA? LINEN EDGE LACE LONG LENGTH
Size: 2.75″ x 106″
Starting Price: $24.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Jan 09, 2012 10:39:33 PST
Seller: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: An interesting piece, but I’ve got some concerns about it being really early. I looked through Le Pompe, 1559 by Levey and Payne, which has lots of early plaited examples, although not quite the ‘punto in aria’ bobbinlace copy. I was looking for the specific treatment of the footer and the baseline of the triangles. There are similar zigzag patterns, but normally with picots. The work just looks a little too mechanical and shiny; it doesn’t have the age you might expect. And it is very long which would be extraordinary in an early piece. I think it’s a later, very good copy, in an appropriate width. L. Paulis in her Technique and Design of Cluny Lace (1921) gives many patterns for similar laces.

    $24.99, 1 bidder, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/7nsxog2 ANTIQUE LACE-C. 19THC. HONITON LACE
Size:
9″ x 103″
Starting Price: $65.00
Auction ends: Jan 09, 2012 16:00:10 PST
Seller: Maria Niforis, Ebay seller mithya, London-New York, United States
Comments: A Honiton applique on machine net. I’ll give it to Honiton because of the sturdy net ground, although to chose between this and Belgium is a close call. These are not typical Honiton motifs. Condition looks good, seller cites a few repairs. Minor.

   Sold for $65.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/7vvknyj ANTIQUE LACE-MALTESE LACE LAPPET
Size: 4″ x 52″
Starting Price: $29.99
Auction ends: Jan 09, 2012 16:01:24 PST
Seller: Maria Niforis, Ebay seller mithya, London-New York, United States
Comments: A narrow scarf, probably Maltese. They did sometimes use the ‘kat stitch’ ground. I don’t see any condition problems from the photos.

   Sold for $29.99, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/7d8jalm ANTIQUE LACE-C.19THC. HONITON LACE FLOUNCE
Size: ~14″ x 46″
Starting Price: $95.00
Auction ends: Jan 09, 2012 16:04:02 PST
Seller: Seller: Maria Niforis, Ebay seller mithya, London-New York, United States
Comments: This Honiton flounce looks like it could be another piece of Ebay #160700148761. Wish they were still together. A good design, well beyond snails/slugs, although I still think it has top/bottom balance problems. Very good condition.

   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/85a3hz7 Antique Point De Gaze Lace Handkerchief Brussels Needlepoint Wedding Heirloom
Size: 11.5″ square
Starting Price: $75.00
Auction ends: Jan 09, 2012 18:30:17 PST
Seller: seller marsull_inla, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Comments: A Point de Gaze handkerchief, flat design with lots of interesting fillings. This can be one of the best Belgian needlelaces. The design is naturalistic and flows well, but the piece isn’t well served by that blue-grey background. It gives it a bit of a washed out appearance, which I don’t think is accurate. A few small holes in the net, but overall very good condition. Fold creases are unfortunate, but I don’t think they damage the lace.

   Sold for $157.50, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/78gp9u5 ANTIQUE LACE-ALENCON LACE
Size: 2.25″ x 67.5″
Starting Price: $45.00
Auction ends: Jan 10, 2012 06:24:11 PST
Seller: Seller: Maria Niforis, Ebay seller mithya, London-New York, United States
Comments: A mid 18thc Louis IV Alençon lace border of very good length and condition. It only has the reseau ground, minimal fillings, and the motifs are a little clunky. But to find a piece like this in such good condition and so long is rare. Seller cites scattered repairs, but they aren’t obvious from the photos.

   Sold for $72.55, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/85bcxlb ANTIQUE LACE- CIRCA 19THC. LILLE LACE HANDKERCHIEF
Size: ~15″ square
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Jan 10, 2012 06:37:47 PST
Seller: Seller: Maria Niforis, Ebay seller mithya, London-New York, United States
Comments: I could buy the Lille attribution, especially with the tallies in the ground. Some of it looks like Beveran technique, especially the very outer edge.  The corners don’t seem to have been made for the piece. The inner border has a diagonal join at the corners, and the outer border design looks a bit chopped off at the some ends. And interesting piece. A few holes in the ground.

   $45.00, 1 bidder, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/83kdp5q ANTIQUE LACE-ORNATE CHILD’S LACE COLLAR
Size: ~13″ X 2.25″
Starting Price: $45.00
Auction ends: Jan 10, 2012 06:46:37 PST
Seller: Seller: Maria Niforis, Ebay seller mithya, London-New York, United States
Comments: This little collar almost looks like Binche, but it is a flat Point de Gaze. No raised work, but it doesn’t need any. Nicely accented by some openwork around the outer edge. Condition looks good, a few pinholes in the ground. An interesting piece.

   Sold for $45.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/6v2sjc2 ANTIQUE LACE WONDERFUL HANDMADE BINCHE LACE UNUSED C 1890 4 3/4 YARDS
Size: 2.5″ x 170″
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Jan 10, 2012 18:16:13 PST
Seller: Seller: Ebay seller greatlace, Paris – Palm Beach, United States
Comments: An impressive piece. It appears to be intact from beginning to end. This kind of lace has a history going back to the 18th century, and is still made today under the name Point de Fee. Generically we call it Binche, although whether it was ever made in the town of Binche is open to question. This particular piece appears complete from beginning to end. There was a revival of this kind of lace in the 1920’s, and I’m thinking it is a 20th century piece. If the thread proves to be linen I could change my mind, but I think it’s cotton. Condition is very good, I don’t see any damage.

   Sold for $175.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/7jyc6h6 * Antique RUSSIAN? Red/ Blue Hand made BOBBIN LACE Trim 3+ yards *
Size: 4″ x 116″
Starting Price: $9.99
Auction ends: Jan 11, 2012 11:45:57 PST
Seller: Seller: Ebay seller jaruk, Worcester., Worcs., United Kingdom
Comments: A boldly colored tape lace with leaf flowers. It could be Russian, or perhaps Lepoglava. The condition appears very good.

   Sold for $12.50, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/6w4u7h4 19THC LOVELY BRUSSELS BOBBIN LACE APPLIQUE WIDE FLOUNCE
Size: 17″ x 96″
Starting Price: $24.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Jan 12, 2012 11:30:44 PST
Seller: Seller: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A wide, densely patterned Brussels bobbinlace application on machine net flounce. It’s a kind of candelabra design that looks best slightly ruffled. Good bobbin work, with some needlelace rings as fillings. It is wrinkled in places, hard to tell if some of these are repairs. Scattered holes to the net and motif fillings.

   $255.00, 8 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/7tmqk3p ANTIQUE BRUSSELS BOBBIN LACE APPLIQUE VEILING 12 YARDS!
Size: 20″ x >12 yards
Starting Price: $24.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Jan 12, 2012 11:30:49 PST
Seller: Seller: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: It’s unusual for a bobbinlace applique on machine net flounce like this to be finished on both sides, and 20″ is a little wide. I wonder if it isn’t two pieces sewn together. There does seem to be a seam along the length about 1/3 of the way down from the narrower patterned edge. The patterns of both parts do match – just thought it was a little funny. It’s a nice delicate piece, very long, and in very good condition.

   $600.00, 9 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/83yqjml Lovely Antique Handmade Needle Lace Collar
Size: 18″ length, 9″ across front, 18.5″ across back
Starting Price: 9.99 GBP
Auction ends: Jan 12, 2012 12:00:21 PST
Seller: Seller: Ebay seller baraud, Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Comments: Brussels application on machine net, and for once the motifs are needlelace. Design is very dense, glat work, with a few ring fillings. It has a little puckered washed look about it. Otherwise condition appears good.

   Sold for 77.00 GBP, 7 bidders.

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