Ebay Alerts! Twenty-two items – March 11, 2012

http://tinyurl.com/7vszag4 2 Antique Irish crochet handmade lovely collar
Size: 16″ neck edge, 6.5″ wide center back
Starting Price: 14.99 GBP
Auction ends: Mar 12, 2012 09:01:32 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments: An Irish Crochet collar with a shamrock, flower and kind of snowflake motif of rings. It’s a bit of an assembly job without much thought to symmetry, but it has a nice overall look. Some staining especially on the neck edge, otherwise very good condition.

   Sold for 14.99 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/8xsqs9f 2 Antique Honiton handmade bobbin lace lovely collar with Thistles
Size: 26″ inside edge, 4″ center back width, 4.75″ widest point at side.
Starting Price: 29.99 GBP
Auction ends: Mar 12, 2012 09:25:56 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A collar of Honiton appliqued on machine net. Seller cites a few pulls, but I can’t find them in the photos, condition seems very good. Snails/slugs era and the motifs are a little rough. It’s a good lacemaker, but seems to be a bit of a rush job.

   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/7fmbu5o 2 Antique lovely shape Irish crochet handmade nice size collar
Size: 17″ neck edge, 5.5″ center back width, front pieces 12″ long, 3.5″ wide across ends.
Starting Price: 34.99 GBP
Auction ends: Mar 12, 2012 10:03:55 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments: The work on this Irish Crochet collar is great and very interesting. Good tight stitches, lots of raised work. It gives the feeling of the Italian Gros Points that this lace sometimes tries to imitate.  Wish there were more closeup photos. The design is a little thrown together, but the quality overcomes that.

   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/7r35ccg 2 Antique Youghal lace handmade lovely handkerchief
Size: 11″ x 10.5″
Starting Price: 75.00 GBP
Auction ends: Mar 12, 2012 11:13:13 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments: An interest Youghal handkerchief. The design is a bit more naturalistic than you sometimes see – not so much emphasis on ornamentation. The clothwork is great and delineates the veins in the leaves. Some nice diamonds in the flowers, with simple fillings. It has a rather Art Nouveau feel. Note how the leaves extend into the linen in the corners. There are some holes in the mesh and brides at the top, not particularly serious.

   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/87e3b7x Vintage Antique Irish Crochet lace Dimensional Elaborate Floral Corset Bodice
Size: 16″ x 10″
Starting Price: $39.99, $89.99 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends:
Mar 12, 2012 20:23:01 PDT
Offered by:
Ebay seller sweetinspirations69, London, United Kingdom
Comments: I don’t know what it is either – maybe a sleeve? Might be able to undo a seam somewhere and lay it flat. The motifs are innovative and nicely worked. Good raised work and 3-d attachments. Note the regular square mesh, no picots, unusual. Condition appears very good, I don’t see any problems from the photos.

   Sold for $49.99, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/7ttcfmx Carrickmacross Bertha Collar c1880
Size: 17 cm deep, 90 cm neck edge, 180 cm outer edge
Starting Price: 69.99 GBP
Auction ends:
Mar 13, 2012 09:56:49 PDT
Offered by:
Ebay seller lunnantiques, London, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A Carrickmacross bertha collar. Naturalistic motifs of carnations and other flowers. Includes both applique on machine net and guipure elements, with some needlerun fillings along the outer edge. Typical looped picots on the edge. It’s all you expect from Carrickmacross. Seller cites some minor repairs; I can’t spot these from the photos. Overall good condition, picots look a bit twisted on the edge, not sure why.

   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/7t5x89o Point de Gaze Collar c1880
Size: 35 cm neck edge, 45 cm outer edge, 4 cm deep
Starting Price: 36.00 GBP
Auction ends:
Mar 13, 2012 10:34:10 PDT
Offered by:
Ebay seller lunnantiques, London, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A small Point de Gaze collar, no raised work.  Delicate motifs of pansies? and leaves. There are a few threads hanging along a part of the left outer edge, and the second photo looks like there might be a few tiny holes in that area – although it might just be the photography since the seller doesn’t note any condition issues. Otherwise very good condition.  Note, the seller is listing item 350544012970 which appears to be exactly the same photos, so I’m not sure if this is a mistake, or which listing is actually the collar. Writing for clarification.
3/12/12 – Seller says the item was listed twice by mistake. 350544012970 has been ended.

   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/87xj8cs ANTIQUE LACE COLLAR – HONITON LACE
Size: 32 cm neck edge, 53 cm outer edge, 9.5 cm deep
Starting Price: 2.99 GBP
Auction ends: Mar 13, 2012 12:15:25 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller fraiserbear1, Isle of Wright, United Kingdom
Comments: A snail/slugs Honiton collar with an unusual plaited square ground. The motif work is nicely tight – no half stitch relief. Two small areas in need of reattachment, otherwise very good condition.

   Sold for 3.70 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/85d4qbf ANTIQUE LACE HANDMADE ALENCON LACE WITH HORSEHAIR PICOTS C 1860
Size: 58″ x 1.75″ not counting engrelure
Starting Price: $9.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Mar 13, 2012 18:59:29 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller greatlace, Paris – Palm Beach, United States
Comments: A mid to later 19th C Alençon border with reseau ground. It has the slightly more open toilé solid work that is a 19th c innovation, sometimes with a few diamond windows. Very conservative on the jour fillings.  It’s a little plain, but an excellent example. Some very minor pinhole faults – overall very good condition.

   Sold for $95.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/7omd6qg ANTIQUE LACE HANDMADE WHITE CHANTILLY LACE 120″
Size: 2-1/3″ x 120″
Starting Price: $9.99
Auction ends: Mar 13, 2012 19:36:56 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller greatlace, Paris – Palm Beach, United States
Comments: First of all, let’s note that aside from a few faint stains and minor breaks, this piece is in very good condition.  Second, it’s point ground, cotton, using blonde techniques with extensive honeycomb fillings – beautiful technique.  It is possible it’s a Chantilly piece, during WWI silk was hard to come by and they often used cotton. When I come across a piece like this I usually ascribe it to Bayeau, although much research needs to be done to pin this down exactly.

   Sold for $293.99, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/6m4g78j ANTIQUE RARE FRENCH BRUSSELS LACE BUTTERFLY TRIM ORIGINAL TAG TINY DOLL DRESS
Size: 3″ x 2.5″
Starting Price: $0.99
Auction ends: Mar 13, 2012 20:04:22 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller meadowpaint, Carlsbad, California, United States
Comments: When Point de Gaze butterflies are swarming, the price goes down. When you haven’t seen one for a while, like here, prices goes up. The survival of the tag is unusual, Aux Trois Quartiers, Paris, and it says it comes from Belgium. These were basically early 20th c tourist items. This one is a little plain, double wings with a little raised work, and shading using ground and cloth stitch. Condition a little wrinkled but basically good – I don’t see any holes or pinpricks.

   Sold for $76.00, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/738vhgx Mixed Brussels Bertha Collar c1880
Size: 17 cm deep, 100 cm neck edge, 210 cm outer edge
Starting Price: 145.00 GBP
Auction ends: Mar 14, 2012 04:31:59 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller lunnantiques, London, London, United Kingdom
Comments: This seems to be bertha week.  One note on the photography, some of the manufacturers of these pieces photograph them just like in the photo but with the ends trailing downward a bit (like the ends of a jabot).  This is Duchesse de Bruxelles, with flat needlelace inserts, and good raised work on the bobbinlace.  It works with rather standard motifs a bit thrown together but with a pleasing flower-garden effect. The condition is excellent, which is unusual.

   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/7h5g22y Rosaline Perle Bertha
Size: 17 cm deep, 100 cm neck edge, 205 cm outer edge
Starting Price: 100.00 GBP
Auction ends: Mar 14, 2012 04:44:41 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller lunnantiques, London, London, United Kingdom
Comments: This is an often seen but little understood lace. Belgian, pieced, with a needlemade mesh, it was sometimes called Point de Milan by the original manufacturers. It’s a Belgian later 19th century attempt to imitate Italian tape laces with some decorative elements in the tapes. It can be good (as in this piece), or quite coarse, which hasn’t done much for its reputation. The condition looks very good, maybe a small stain or two from the photos.

   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/72z8zgd Mixed Brussels Bertha Collar c1870
Size: 18 cm deep, 115 cm neck edge, 250 cm outer edge
Starting Price: 110.00 GBP
Auction ends: Mar 14, 2012 04:58:01 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller lunnantiques, London, London, United Kingdom
Comments: Another Duchesse de Bruxelles bertha, this one with raised petal roses in the Point de Gaze inserts. The bobbinlace is good, but maybe a little large for the design. Some nice manipulation of the gimp and leaf patterns on halfstitch background. I find the design a little too crowded for the size of the piece. The overall condition is excellent.

   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/7m42jk8 Bruges Bobbin Lace Bertha c1880
Size: 16 cm deep, 100 cm neck edge, 205 cm outer edge
Starting Price: 47.00 GBP
Auction ends: Mar 14, 2012 05:08:22 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller lunnantiques, London, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A bertha of what was originally called Point de Flandre. It’s a late 19th century attempt to copy early Flemish pieced bobbinlace. The motifs in this one are a bit clumsy, normally they have more decoration in the tape.  The design also isn’t too well thought out. Note the bride ground, which distinguishes this from the Point de Milan example discussed above.  Condition is, however, excellent.

   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/753xzls LARGE BOBBIN BELGIUM LACE FAN W/ OX BONE HANDLE
Size: 24″ wide, 12″ tall
Starting Price: $395.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Mar 14, 2012 ~11PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller antiqueandvintagetreasures, Northeast, United States
Comments: A Duchesse de Bruges fan with carved and pierced bone sticks. The lace has rather typical Duchesse motifs, quite well done. Usually you see these with MOP sticks, so this one is unusual, and the whole effect quite nice. Seller indicates the fan is in very good condition – it has been box-framed which protected it well.

   No buyer.

http://tinyurl.com/7leroqr Antique/vintage delicate hand made brussels lace 9 ft.
Size: 12″ x 108″
Starting Price: 27.00 GBP
Auction ends: Mar 14, 2012 10:46:23 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A Brussels Application on machine net, long and wide. The delicate bobbinlace motifs are sometimes filled with net embroidery.  Some small dots in the ground. Condition is good, although uncertain through the whole length. Some areas of well done repairs to the machine ground, and a few pulls in the net. Someone took good care of this piece.

   Sold for 113.00 GBP, 5 bidders

http://tinyurl.com/832z6ve Antique/vintage hand made Brussels lace 6 ft 9 ins.
Size: 2 pieces, 8″ wide, one 27″ long, one 54″ long with one join
Starting Price: 15.00 GBP
Auction ends: Mar 15, 2012 11:26:49 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A Bruges bobbinlace border, interesting design and well executed. The clothwork is very even and nicely done. Seller cites a few broken brides, and there’s cutting and joining, but overall good condition.  I like this blue background for the photos.

   Sold for 23.00 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/7sdryas LG HandMade Antique Vtg BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE HANDKERCHIEF HANKY HANKIE
Size: 15″ x 16″
Starting Price: $49.99
Auction ends: Mar 15, 2012 19:36:14 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller adtjmd, RED VELVET BENCH, United States
Comments: A Brussels application on machine net – here the motifs are needlemade. It’s a large piece, which you sometimes see with application. The design is fairly rigid and the work good.  Numerous small holes in the net and some stains in the center cloth.

   Sold for $49.99, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/7g4eaxv Beautiful Brussels mix lace collar with needle point insert.
Size: 3″ wide x 11″ long
Starting Price: $29.99
Auction ends: Mar 16, 2012 08:24:46 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller calicogre, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Comments: A Duchesse de Bruxelles collar in very good condition.  The Point de Gaze needlelace inserts have raised rose petals, although the design is quite small. Overall this is a well thought out design with nice symmetry and good technique.
This kind of lace comes up a lot in Ebay, of widely varying quality. If you are going to collect this, get the best possible examples you can, both in design and condition.

   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/72w72r5 ANTIQUE LACE GORGEOUS POINT DE GAZE WEDDING HANDKERCHIEF C1880
Size: 16.5″ square
Starting Price: $29.99
Auction ends: Mar 16, 2012 15:00:34 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller greatlace, Paris – Palm Beach, United States
Comments: A beautifully designed and executed Point de Gaze handkerchief. No raised work, but that’s not a problem – some of the best examples are perfectly flat.  Not much in the way of really fancy fillings, but everything is done to enhance the concept.  Note the widely spaced spiked picots along the edge – a sign of a particular manufacturer, but I don’t know who.  There are a few holes, one major, the rest fairly minor.  Overall good condition, and this is one of the best examples to come along in a long time.

   Sold for $275.00, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/7xt6cxs Irish Crochet Lace Hight Neck Large Collar & Matchine Cuff 19thc Col Dentelle
Size: neck, 12.6″, length to the bottom 21″. Cuffs each 5″ x 11″, insertions, 10.5″ x 4.5″
Starting Price: $65.00
Auction ends: Mar 16, 2012 20:04:54 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller sirjle, Paris – Paris, France
Comments: A large Irish Crochet collar – unusual form, 2 matching cuffs, and 2 matching insertions. The collar seems a lot whiter than the other pieces, but they do all match.  Excellent tight work on the motifs, and they are all of unusual and interesting design.  Picoted irregular bride ground.  The Valenciennes edge around the collar looks handmade, but no closeups. Overall condition is very good.

   Sold for $65.00, 1 bidder.

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