Ebay Alerts! Fourteen items – March 8, 2012

http://tinyurl.com/7eon3bx Vintage Antique Honiton Bobbin Lace Trim Edging
Size: ~5 yards long, plus 2 other 12″ long pieces
Starting Price: $34.95
Auction ends: Mar 10, 2012 08:36:49 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller hollysewing5810, North Lewisburg, Ohio, United States
Comments: A Duchesse de Bruges border, very long.  Not a good idea to photograph your laces on light backgrounds – every defect jumps out.  This piece is notable for the length; the design is a standard middle market product. The lace looks intact from the photos, but there there is overall discoloration and some dirt spots.

   Sold for $86.55, 6 biders.

http://tinyurl.com/7qaea4b Col ou étole en dentelle ancienne, fait mains, no 1.
http://tinyurl.com/8yjudwb Col ou étole en dentelle ancienne, fait mains, no 2.
Size: 40 cm x 30 cm, outside length 43 cm
32 cm x 28 cm, outside length 55 cm
Starting Price: Each, 20.00 EUR
Auction ends: 10 mars 2012 18:04:10 Paris
10 mars 2012 17:52:05 Paris
Offered by: Ebay seller ki-kitian, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France métropolitaine
Comments: I’m listing these two together because they are so similar. High quality Irish Crochet, note the Clones knots in the ground on the first one. I think the second one is photographed upside down. I don’t know if the little tassels are original. The work is tight with well executed raised work.  Condition on both looks very good, almost unused.

     No bids on either.

http://tinyurl.com/7ugblaj 2 antique handmade lace crochet & Youghal needlelace collars, shamrocks, etc.
Size: top, 16″ long ?, 2.5″ center width. Bottom, 20″ long, 2.5″ wide.
Starting Price: $75.00
Auction ends: Mar 10, 2012 20:45:32 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller lucille.b, Boulder, Colorado, United States
Comments: The Youghal collar is the more interesting piece, although the Irish Crochet does have some nice raised work. It does look a little amateurish, not very tightly worked. The Youghal motifs are a little coarse, and the fillings a bit clumsy. But I like the shamrock designs. Condition is a bit problematic in the Youghal, a few holes, and some wrinkles that might indicate past washing. Not sure about that.

   Sold for $75.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/7tzg4qe ANTIQUE LACE-SUPERB 17THC RETICELLA LACE
Size: 4.25″ x 63″
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Mar 11, 2012 06:10:39 PDT
Offered by: Maria Niforos, Ebay seller mithya, London-New York, United States
Comments: This piece appears early, and is a good collectible length Typical tripartite construction of two narrow bands and a center wider band. Remnants of the original linen base can be seen at the top.  This has been trimmed off at the bottom. Excellent work, but no variation in the motifs. Probably Italian.  Condition is excellent.

   $46.00, 2 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/7lzmq4g CIRCA 17THC. SUPERB POINT DE FRANCE LACE
Size: 3.25″ x 62″
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Mar 11, 2012 07:42:54 PDT
Offered by: Maria Niforos, Ebay seller mithya, London-New York, United States
Comments: Another long, early piece, almost a Point de Neige but not quite exuberant enough.  The work is excellent with beautifully sculpted cordonnets. Point de France has a more regular design, than Italian counterparts, often with a hexagonal picoted mesh.The lower edge looks fine on this piece, the upper may have been cut – hard to tell without more details. Some reattachment needed, and a little damage to the foot edge, but overall very good condition.

   $56.00, 2 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/6qjob5n ANTIQUE / VINTAGE MALTESE SILK LACE SCARF
Size: 6″ x 67″, widening slightly at the bottom
Starting Price: 14.99 GBP
Auction ends: Mar 11, 2012 12:12:48 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller lacisfair, Surrey, United Kingdom
Comments: Haven’t seen this seller in the lace marketplace for a while. A Maltese lappet scarf of good design with some nice guipure work. The clothwork is extensive in the center parts, unusual.  Condition appears very good.

   Sold for 33.00 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/8xdyyed ANTIQUE BRUSSELS LACE CIRCULAR TABLE CENTRE
Size: 18: diameter
Starting Price: 14.99 GBP
Auction ends: Mar 11, 2012 12:17:24 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller lacisfair, Surrey, United Kingdom
Comments: A Duchesse de Bruges round mat – quite an unusual form.  The lace is nicely done, and the overall effect is interesting. Seller indicates the piece has been washed, and I don’t see any condition problems from the photos.

   Sold for 52.00 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/86u8lds HandMade Antique Vtg BRUGGE BOBBIN LACE COLLAR DRESS FRONT
Size: 18.25″ neckline, 50″ outside edge, 6.75″ widest width
Starting Price: $24.99
Auction ends: Mar 11, 2012 19:03:31 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller adtjmd, RED VELVET BENCH, United States
Comments: A nice looking Bruges collar with fairly large motifs. Note the little spiderweb patterns where several brides meet – a definite characteristic of Bruges. Condition appears very good.

   Sold for $61.00, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/78v2s9t LG HandMade Antique Vtg ROSALINE LACE COLLAR DRESS FRONT
Size: 17″ x 20″, front panel 12″ vertically
Starting Price: $29.99
Auction ends: Mar 11, 2012 19:06:11 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller adtjmd, RED VELVET BENCH, United States
Comments: A large piece of Rosaline considering the delicacy of the motifs. No perls, but some raised work along motif edges and to better define flower centers. The design seems a bit scattered and the work a little loose for this kind of lace. It does have good left-right symmetry.  Condition is very good, seller notes some age discoloration.

   Sold for $71.00, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/76exxnx WIDE HandMade Antique Vtg LINEN FRENCH LE PUY MOURNING LACE FLOUNCE *9inX100in
Size: 9″ x 100″
Starting Price: $24.99
Auction ends: Mar 11, 2012 19:06:41 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller adtjmd, RED VELVET BENCH, United States
Comments: It could be Le Puy, note the unusual ground.  But the guipure work has no gimp – I think this could be from somewhere else, perhaps Russia? This is not a well researched area. Seller notes some fraying, small breaks and small repairs, but overall good condition.

   Sold for $26.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/7j8l62j WIDE HANDMADE Antique Vtg BRUSSELS DUCHESSE LACE FLOUNCE *DOLLS *3.5inX48in
Size: 3.5″ x 48″
Starting Price: $12.99
Auction ends: Mar 11, 2012 19:10:19 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller adtjmd, RED VELVET BENCH, United States
Comments: A Brugges Duchesse border, with fairly large motifs.  Simple repeat, no raised work. Definition relies on the manipulation of a heavy gimp. It’s not meant to be a delicate lace, and I think it succeeds quite well. Seller notes age discoloration and some broken brides, but overall good condition.

   Sold for $53.00, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/7b778km 165cm long piece of Bucks c1880
Size: 10 cm x 165 cm
Starting Price: 24.00 GBP
Auction ends: Mar 12, 2012 02:07:13 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller lunnantiques, London, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A long length of Bucks with large areas of fillings.  I think it’s more delicate than it looks in the photos, and it looks better from a distance. The fillings aren’t very ambitious, and the work not too dense. There are quite a few small holes in the photos that I can see, but mainly good condition.

   Sold for 24.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/7443e4e VICTORIAN MALTESE LIGHT CREAM LACE SILK COLLAR
Size: 39.5 cm max width, 38 cm max depth
Starting Price: 24.00 GBP
Auction ends: Mar 12, 2012 02:15:36 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller kimsucadi, Wokingham, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Comments: A Maltese collar with a central ray pattern, and edge of maltese crosses alternating with flowers. This is a fairly common combination, nicely done in this example. There aren’t any closeups, and it looks like the work might be a bit loosely done in places. But overall condition looks very good.

   Sold for 23,99 GBP, 1 bidder.

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