Ebay Alerts! Fifteen items – January 22, 2012

http://tinyurl.com/6qdvwau YARDAGE BRUSSELS LACE, 10″ WIDE
Size: 10″ x 120″
Starting Price: $20.00
Auction ends: Jan 24, 2012 19:13:05 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller smtraversy, Concord, NH 03301, United States
Comments: A long, wide “Brabant” flemish flounce.  The term is generically used to indicate lace made outside the major lacemaking centers like Brussels and Ghent. It also implies a design and workmanship of less sophistication. Some arguments go on as to whether or not this kind of lace was made in Devon, but I think the evidence is pretty clear for Flanders. The 5-pointed star ground is very typical of this pieced lace.   (I hesitate to say ‘fond chant’ or ‘cat stitch’ because we really don’t know what it was called in the first part of the 18th century).  There’s all the good intentions in the world on the filling stitches, but not really up to par with contemporary Brussels work. This is a good collectible length, and the seller is of the opinion that there is no damage. But not much of it is shown, so hard to make a call on that. I do see a few loose brides here and there. I’m also not sure if the header just below the linen strip is original. Contemporary, but not part of the original piece.

   Sold for $201.50, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/7hqnmab Beautiful Antique Handmade Lace Lappets
Size: 74″ long, 7.5″ wide at ends, 3″ middle join.
Starting Price: 9.99 GBP
Auction ends: Jan 25, 2012 12:00:56 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller baraud, Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Comments: A Duchess lappet scarf, the motifs have a definite fine Gand character. Beautiful work, closelywoven, with a delicate bride ground. Note the tally fillings, almost like Honiton. I don’t see any condition issues. Maybe a little white and there’s some wrinkling along the rolled raised work. Might just be the technique used, but could also have been washed at some time.

   Sold for 103.00 GBP, 10 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/7qg72tt ANTIQUE MALTESE LACE BERTHA /COLLAR
Size: 48″ long, 14″ deep at widest point
Starting Price: 35.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jan 26, 2012 09:02:50 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller amberfarleigh, Willington, Co Durham, United Kingdom
Comments: There aren’t any photos of the whole piece, so it’s hard to tell the exact form. Seems to be a small mantilla form, a triangular form.  It has a fun, dense design with serpentine scrolls outside and basically circular medallions in a large square grid inside. Condition looks good, I don’t see any problems from the photos given.

   Sold for 58.00 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/7e2c32c Brussels bobbin lace, beautiful flounce applied on net 11 yards
Size: 10″ wide, 11 yards 10″ long
Starting Price: $49.99
Auction ends: Jan 26, 2012 09:24:03 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller calicogre, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Comments: There certainly have been a lot of very long Brussels application on machine net lately. This one is bobbinlace, with a few tiny knots of needlelace as fillings. A good middle market piece, the design is not terribly inspiring. But note the rings in the ground, that took some effort. Length is exceptional. It looks in overall very good condition, but not enough photos to tell for certain.

   $178.50, 4 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/7hbo8xh Brussels bobbin lace, beautiful flounce applied on net 11 yards
Size: 20.9″ x 94.5″
Starting Price: $125.00
Auction ends: Jan 26, 2012 13:04:42 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller sirjle, PARIS, France
Comments: A rectangular Brussels application on machine net shawl. All bobbinlace motifs, small and thin design giving it a light appearance. The net looks in quite good condition, just a few tiny holes and a little separation at the edge. I like the basket design on the ends.

   Sold for $130.50, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/6utyhfz 19thc Large Brussels Duchesse Lace 63″x 7.5″ Dentelle Bruxelles 1,60m x 19cm
Size: 7.5″ x 63″
Starting Price: $85.00
Auction ends: Jan 26, 2012 13:18:12 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller sirjle, PARIS, France
Comments: I like the bold geometric design of this flounce, with well defined separation of half and whole stitch. The flowers are quite closely worked. I’d say it’s a Bruges piece. Overall good conditions, but I can see the 2 joins the seller mentions.

  No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/7r3j8so MAGNIFIQUE DENTELLE ANCIENNE du PUY LIN CARREAU/FUSEAU ANTIQUE LACE tour d’autel
Size: 3 pieces, 2 at 78cm, 1 at 1m 95cm. Width not given.
Starting Price: 24.99 EUR
Auction ends: Jan 28, 2012 08:50:13 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller brocjob, Auvergne, France
Comments: This looks like Chebka needlelace, and I’d expect something like this in France since the Tunesian product had a strong market in France. It’s a good insertion of typical diamond design. The thread is a bit coarse, I’ve seen finer (see my writeup on Chebka at http://tinyurl.com/7hun6q7. This piece could have been made as a freehand needlelace, no drawn pattern. Condition from what I can see looks very good.

   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/7smldqv Equisite Brussels Point de Gaze hand made lace
Size: 12″ x 32″
Starting Price: 24.99 EUR
Auction ends: Jan 28, 2012 12:05:32 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller garchick, Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Comments: Point de Gaze, all needlelace. Short, and a little wrinkled, but a definite tour de force. A naturalistic design with multiple layered petal flowers. Some good fillings. For what there is, the condition looks quite good.  Romantic design in a good sense, maybe 3rd quarter 19th century.

   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/83r3qqn MALTESE HAND MADE SILK BOBBIN LACE COLLAR Ca 1900
Size: 34″ across laid flat
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Jan 28, 2012 15:10:31 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London. England, United Kingdom
Comments: A very impressive piece, combining the woven leaves and finely worked areas of guipure. These pieces were normally made in narrow widths to fit the Maltese/Gozian pillow, and sewn together later. I’d like to get a closeup of the join between the guipure fan and the woven leaf ground, it’s an interesting technical problem. Condition looks very good.

    Sold for $190.00, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/6w3xfl7 ENGLISH HONITON HAND MADE BOBBIN LACE STOLE 19th CENTURY
Size: 27″ X 107″
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Jan 28, 2012 15:20:34 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London. England, United Kingdom
Comments: One of the largest pieces of Honiton I’ve ever seen, and the work is excellent. Doesn’t get much better as far as technique goes.  The design composition is interesting, seems to be bands of  similar design next to each other to create a symmetric design. Two large flower sprays finish each end.  Condition looks excellent.

   $511.00, 5 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/7plwlse ENGLISH HOLLIE POINT BABY BONNET Ca 1770 WITH SWEET BABE MONOGRAM
Size: not given
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Jan 28, 2012 15:30:45 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London. England, United Kingdom
Comments: We seem to be having a run on hollie point this week. A typical baby’s cap with a round cap back and a strip of hollie pint along the top. The use of words in hollie point is unusual.  Condition looks very good.

   Sold for $560.00, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/78gk77j ENGLISH HOLLIE POINT STRIP Ca 1770
Size: 1.5″ x 7″
Starting Price: $140.00
Auction ends: Jan 28, 2012 16:00:32 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London. England, United Kingdom
Comments: An interesting Hollie point strip, with figures down the center. What really sets it apart is the attempt at a different ground to the sides. A little frayed, but overall good condition.

   Sold for $285.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/7pqxqxx MEXICAN TUCUMAN SILK HAND MADE LACE COLLAR Ca 1900 SOL LACE
Size: 25″ x 25″
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Jan 28, 2012 16:20:23 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London. England, United Kingdom
Comments: This piece is exceptional for the labeling, although I hesitate to endorse a Mexican origin. It has the typical ñanduti palm-leaf edge, and the work is very good. The only thing we really see from Mexico in Sol laces are those little eagles with the snake with the words ‘Mexico’ around the edge. At least we think they are Mexican. Silk? That would also be unusual.  Condition looks excellent.

   $144.49, 3 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/7nj7jub IRISH CARRICKMACROSS IN THE WHOLE PROCESS OF BEING MADE
Size: 26″ X 109″
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Jan 28, 2012 16:30:40 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London. England, United Kingdom
Comments: The finished part of this work is really wonderful. I’ll assume there is a couched heavy thread outline that would indicate carrickmacross. This lace would have been made on a frame. It’s a fascinating look at the process of making this lace, but might not appeal to every collector. Condition is obviously unused, but I do see a few stains.

   Sold for $199.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/72x9n74 BRUSSELS DUCHESSE POINT DE GAZE NEEDLE AND BOBBIN LACE STOLE 19thC 240×65 cms
Size: 26″ x 95″
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Jan 28, 2012 16:35:12 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London. England, United Kingdom
Comments: This is a very good way to end up today’s reviews.  A long, rectangular Duchesse de Bruxelles stole, with an elegant, romantic design. Two Point de Gaze inserts at each end, with good roses. I can’t tell if the petals are raised. Some nice needlelace fillings used as decoration near the inserts.  In looking at the design, it is very dense and seems to be a bit thrown together toward the center. Better at the ends. The needlelace roses are very large – probably to match the size of the bobbinlace flowers. Condition looks excellent; I don’t see any significant problems.

   $830.00, 8 bidders, reserve not met.

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