Ebay Alerts! Twenty-two items – January 29, 2012

http://tinyurl.com/77ulson ANTIQUE LACE-EARLY ITALIAN LACE BORDER
Size: 3″ x 149″
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Jan 29, 2012 16:09:29 PST
Offered by: Maria Niforos, Ebay seller mithya, London-New York, United States
Comments: A Milanese tape lace border, with interesting double bride ornamentation. The brides also are used as filling elements. The tape itself is quite plain, doubling back to form flower heads and leaves. Some attempt at line drawing in the tape to create diagonal patterns., and a little halfstitch around the curves. The foot edge is elaborate, typical of Milanese lace, although it does change pattern once in a while (maybe a replacement or repair?).  The piece looks original, and in very good condition – I don’t see any problems from the photos.

   Sold for $56.99, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/7fvh3bo Maltese bobbin lace designed in two section with upper and lower crosses
Size: 40 cm x 320 cm
Starting Price: 24.00 GBP with reserve
Auction ends: Jan 30, 2012 02:46:39 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller lunnantiques, London, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A wide 2-part cotton Maltese border. The design is a bit thin with elongated plaited leaves. Which may just indicate a non-Maltese origin, this is an unexplored question. Condition is a bit rough, it has a washed look, although that’s hard to verify. Some damage along the top in places. Nice juxtaposition of the roundels on top and the teardrop shapes on the bottom.

   Sold for 322.00 GBP, 8 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/6s58zlm VERY FINE HAND MADE MID 19TH C CHANTILLY LACE BONNET VEIL W FINE FLORALS
Size: 15″ x 43″
Starting Price: $29.00
Auction ends: Jan 30, 2012 16:02:31 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller jamiexmas*, Southbridge, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: A bonnet veil, I’m calling it handmade. Seems to have been made of 4 strips longitudinally joined together, and wear at the seams is obvious. There aren’t enough closeups, but it seems to have a fond chant 5-pointed star ground, unusual, but not unheard of. I’d like to see how the join is done.  Another unusual element, the kind of Chantilly ‘guipure’ work done along the bottom strip – it doesn’t quite match the rest of the piece, but not entirely out of character. Overall condition is rough, mainly holes in the bottom strip. An unusual piece, maybe Spanish?

Sold for $29.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/6m7x6s7 Fragment of Mechlin lace c 1820
Size: 4 cm x 120 cm
Starting Price: 30.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jan 31, 2012 02:07:07 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller lunnantiques, London, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A narrow Mechlin border iwth a thin, undulating design indicative of the early 9th century. The fillings are simple, but they don’t need to be fancier; it’s a nice naturalistic design. The condition appears to be exceptional.

   Sold for 38.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/7eof2kq ANTIQUE LACE-LOVELY LACE FLOUNCE 172″ X 12 1/2″WIDE
Size: 12.5″ x 172″
Starting Price: 30.00 GBP with reserve
Auction ends: Jan 31, 2012 02:07:07 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London-New York, United States
Comments: Muslin applique on machine net with a naturalistic flower design. It’s hard to make this come out looking really good without a lot of embroidered embellishments – but this one does a very nice job.  Some embroidered net fillings. I won’t say Carrickmacross since it doesn’t have a lot of the usual stylistic elements, but it might be and Irish piece. Condition, especially the net, is very good.

   104.05 GBP, 4 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/7x2oknw Antique Honiton bobbin lace lovely shape nice size collar
Size: 37″ neck edge
Starting Price: 44.99 GBP
Auction ends: Jan 31, 2012 08:34:25 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London-New York, United States
Comments: This piece was sold back in November, so not sure why it’s come up again http://tinyurl.com/6w6andz. It’s a Honiton Point collar, a little on the snails/slugs side, with roses and thistle design.  A few minor holes, but overall condition is very good.

   Sold for 44.99 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/7vmbdss Alencon c1820
Size: 5cm x 75cm
Starting Price: 36.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jan 31, 2012 09:22:38 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller lunnantiques, London, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A narrow, Alençon border of very geometrical design. It has a reseau ground with some small jour fillings. Seem to be a few pulls in the ground, but nothing serious, overall very good condition. Nicely done work for a piece this small, indicating the very high technical quality of Alençon lace in the 19th century. I won’t speculate on a date, could have been made anytime in the 19th c, probably a bit later.

   Sold for 36.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/83vfsl2 ANTIQUE LACE- CIRCA 1700’s, FINE BINCHE LACE
Size: 2″ x 20.5″
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Jan 31, 2012 10:14:04 PST
Offered by: Maria Niforos, Ebay seller mithya, London-New York, United States
Comments: A real shame this is so short. It’s early Valenciennes with the fond d’neige, to my mind, one of the great high points in bobbinlace. Beautiful line-drawing effect combined with half-stitch shading.  It has a naturalistic swirling design, just breaking out of the bizarre silk phase. At this point in time, around 1720-30, Binche was a very minor industry with few documented examples. Valenciennes was the big lace center, and the lace went through a well known design progression, of which this is an early example. Condition looks very good, one or two small holes, nothing major.

   Sold for $195.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/79p68ot Brussels bobbin tape lace edging
Size: 3-1/3″ x 2 yards
Starting Price: $9.99
Auction ends: Jan 31, 2012 11:50:18 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller calicogre, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Comments: A Honiton border, that seems to have a pre-made tape of lozenge motifs included (see ebay handkerchief 360417093452 written up on LaceNews in http://tinyurl.com/7z6ygn5 for something similar). A few simple tally fillings, and the design very much snails/slugs. Un-ornamented plaited brides. Everything here is made for speed of execution. I like the overall effect, does what it can with what it has. Some staining otherwise good condition.

   Sold for $36.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/7upa2fj 19thC HM Point de Gaz NEEDLELACE + BRUSSELS Duchesse BOBBIN LACE Collar 24″
Size: 24″ x 24″ laid flat
Starting Price: $24.99
Auction ends: Jan 31, 2012 19:12:31 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller winter-garden, Palm Beach, United States
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse dress front of unusual form. The Point de Gaze is confined to three fairly small areas, primarily as decorative fillings. Note the needlelace rings in the centers of the bobbinlace flowers – unusual. Overall it’s a nicely made piece and appears to be in very good condition. Note – lace is not well served by photographing it on such a light ground. Hard to make out the details, and whatever stains might be present are magnified by the lack of contrast.

   Sold for $78.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/78ajhwf EXCEPTIONAL ANTIQUE BOBBIN NEEDLE LACE 1800’S HANDMADE LACE HANDKERCHIEF
Size: 13.5″ square
Starting Price: $65.00
Auction ends: Feb 01, 2012 11:47:36 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller chair29, Fairhaven, MA, United States
Comments: A Duchesse de Bruges handkerchief, no needlelace. Basically the design is formed from a flower and single leaf in several combinations, very simple, but effective. Un-ornamented plaited brides.  I like the way the design goes up into the linen. A few stains, but basically very good condition.

   Sold for $65.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/7teag4s Vintage Antique Milanese Bobbin Lace 18thC 1700-1750 Authentic Handmade 4 x 42
Size: 4″ x 42″
Starting Price: $275.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Feb 01, 2012 16:44:10 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller twist-in-time, Philadelphia / DFW, United States
Comments: A border of late 17th early 18th c Milanese lace with a 4-thread plaited star ground. Interesting design, although not the greatest Milanese I’ve ever seen. The tapes in this lace are breaking up to form motifs, and have some hole and other decorations. But for the most part the clothwork is fairly plain. There is a repeat in the design, a bit hard to discern, but the piece does seem to be complete in headside and footside. I can spot a few repairs, and the edges are frayed a bit in places. You can see a few tan marks in the photos, as the seller notes.

   Sold for $275.00, I think.

http://tinyurl.com/7xcx2ov Antique handmade 2 piece Point de d gaze gaz lace baby / child’s collar trim A+
Size: each side ~5.5″ x 3″
Starting Price: $0.99
Auction ends: Feb 01, 2012 18:18:43 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller twist-in-time, Philadelphia / DFW, United States
Comments: A small, well made Point de Gaze collar set. At least I think it’s a collar. The work is crisp and sharp, note the windows in the raised petals of the roses. The edge picots are looped in imitation of Alençon horsehair. Good fillings, unusual designs. Very good condition – I think the off color of the raised petals came with the piece.

   Sold for $51.00, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/89lfcvc ANTIQUE BRUSSELS BOBBIN LACE PRETTY FLOUNCE 2 LENGTHS
Size: 7.5″ x 2 yards each piece
Starting Price: $24.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Feb 02, 2012 08:24:00 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: Two lengths of Brussels application on machine net.  Bobbinlace motifs, I don’t see any needlelace, even as fillings. Good undulating design works well with the scalloped border. Note the combination of rings and sprigs in the upper ground. Seller cites some scattered small holes to the net, minor. Otherwise very good condition.

   Sold for $300.00, 9 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/7gvu9zt ANTIQUE SWEET SNOWY BRUSSELS BOBBIN APPLIQUE LACE 2 PCS
Size: 7″ x 32″ and 7″ x 30″
Starting Price: $24.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Feb 02, 2012 08:24:19 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: Two more Brussels application on machine net lengths. The design is more complex, more ‘fussy’ than the previous one, and there are some small needlelace fillings in the motifs. No decoration in the upper net.  There are a number of holes in the main design and it looks as though some of it has been repaired. Scattered small holes in the net.

   Sold for $125.00, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/736qbym ANTIQUE LACE HANDMADE LARGE MALTESE LACE COLLAR
Size: 20″ neckline, 9″ deep center, tapering to 8.75″ ends
Starting Price: $24.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Feb 02, 2012 09:21:14 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller oldthreads, NATURALLY BEAUTIFUL, FRANKLINVILLE, N.Y., United States
Comments: I think this is a really interesting piece, but I’d hesitate to call it Maltese. Even though it has that same kind of layered structure. Has more a French Cluny feel. And the design is bold, almost like it had an Egyptian revival influence.  Condition looks very good, I see one loose spot at one end, but nothing major.

   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/6mucw6w Vintage Antique Hankie Handkerchief Appenzell Heavily Embroidered Appenzall Lace
Size: 11″ x 11.5″
Starting Price: $9.99
Auction ends: Feb 02, 2012 19:36:18 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller pursediva, Beautiful California!, United States
Comments: I’ll put this one up because lace collectors often include whitework embroidery in their collections, primarily because of the needlelace filling used in the work. This piece has some of that, but also includes a little drawnwork to outline some of the motifs. I don’t know if this is appenzell embroidery, it’s not my area, but probably a good attribution.  A beautiful piece in very good condition. Seller does say it has been ‘freshly laundered’.

   Sold for $63.00, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/6sopyox Round Lace Making Pillow & 25 Bobbins Honiton Devon Lace
http://tinyurl.com/7328b85 Large Square Lace Making Pillow & 17 Bobbins South Bucks Honiton Devon Lace
Size: Honiton, 36″ diameter, Square, ~45 cm square
Starting Price: 10.00 GBP, both
Auction ends: Feb 03, 2012 11:51:00 PST
Feb 03, 2012 12:14:11 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller valeriec9440, Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Comments: Equipment collectors are taking note of these two unusual English items. First is an asymmetrical Honiton pillow, probably bran-straw filled. I’ve asked for better photos of the square one, which seems to be some kind of sloping desk.  The bobbins seem to be quite good, here’s hoping the pillows are appropriate. They are definitely not modern.
1/31/12, added a better photo of the square pillow.

  
Sold for 36.00 GBP, 6 bidders.
Sold for 10.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/6wzg5fg ANTIQUE LACE-ORNATE BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE 19th
Size: 5.51″ x 1.81 yds.
Starting Price: $45.00
Auction ends: Feb 03, 2012 18:05:27 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller bobiblo91, ESSONNES, France
Comments: This border has a Point de Gaze ground with bobbin motifs, meaning 19th century Point d’Angleterre. Yet it also has a more conventional Point de Gaze rose insert without raised petals. Belgian lacemakers often combined techniques, and Point d’Angleterre was normally a high end product. This one isn’t quite as over-the-top as you sometimes see, but still quite good. Photos on this are pretty over-exposed, but I think the condition is very good, no major problems.

   Sold for $100.00, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/6mxabgb Vintage Handmade Bobbin Lace Collar Trim Ecru Cotton
Size: 4″ wide, 18″ along top edge
Starting Price: $25.99 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Feb 04, 2012 early morning
Offered by: Ebay seller drb3905, Ocala, FL 34471, United States
Comments: This is one of those piece collectors might pass by. But it’s beautifully made, has a good, bold design and is in very good condition. Worthy of notice.  I don’t know where it might have been made, sort of a French Cluny technique. But mysterious China might be a possibility.

   Not sold.

http://tinyurl.com/6r8x6uv Klöppelsack mit großem Holzständer verstellbar
Size: pillow seems 23 cm wide, not sure how to interpret other dimensions.
Starting Price: 30.00 EUR
Auction ends: Feb 04, 2012 16:47:55 MEZ
Offered by: Ebay seller mauli30, Ocala, Ludwigshafen, Deutschland
Comments: A Spanish pillow and stand, hooded bobbins notwithstanding. Normally I list equipment as fine examples of woodworking, basically meaning no modern screws visible. I’ll make an exception here, the stand is solid and well made, the pillow wide and in good condition. Perfect for a beginner in Spanish lacemaking.

   Sold for 54.99 GBP, 3 bidders.

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