Ebay Alerts! Thirteen items – September 27, 2012

http://tinyurl.com/9qr78l3 Antique handmade Needlelace lovely Bertha collar
Size: 44″ neck edge, 7.5″ wide
Starting Price: 80.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 28, 2012 06:20:23 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments: This needlelace bertha has a kind of Zele look. Definitely Belgian, you can tell by the loosely spaced buttonholing on the raised edges, and the extensive use of rings terminating thin stems. Part of the ground is brides, some is the point de gaze mesh and there’s something else that I can’t quite tell what it is. Looks almost like an Alençon twisted type ground. The piece doesn’t rely on fancy fillings, but on solid clothwork with a few decorative windows, and a simple grouping of the ground stitches into a square pattern for filings.  Some condition problems along the neckline and some holes in the mesh. An interesting piece.

   Sold 103.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/8wjh55f Antique/vintage Bruges collar
Size: not given
Starting Price: 8.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 28, 2012 10:38:33 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A Bruge bloemwerk collar – a middle market piece, but very nicely done. Good symmetric design with a double bar hexagonal bride ground.  It has a nice visual presence. Condition is very good, I don’t see any problems from the photos.

   Sold for 15.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/c7k9nq4 Splendid Large Antique Honiton Lace Collar
Size: 24cm neckline (no points), 14 cm widest point
Starting Price: 30.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 29, 2012 06:19:08 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mjmantiques, Scotland, United Kingdom
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse collar. No raised work in the point de gaze inserts, a few small holes in the ground. Typical Duchesse bobbinlace scrolls and simple flowers. The bobbinlace looks in good condition. It does seem quite white, I wonder if there’s been some washing in the past.

   Sold for 155.00 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/927ww2h ANTIQUE BRIDAL/WEDDING HANDKERCHIEF BRUSSELS LACE WITH PT DE GAZE INSERTS, As Is
Size: 24cm neckline (no points), 14 cm widest point
Starting Price: 30.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 29, 2012 08:17:54 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller echo.obrien, Rye, United States
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse handkerchief, nice design. The point de gaze roses have no raised petals, but are well drawn. Note the small rings in the point de gaze mesh, a little extra touch. The bobbinlace compliments the piece nicely, not overpowering it like one often sees. Note the elaborate inner border.  Seller cites  a cream collar and some holes in the needlelace mesh, but I think this is minor. Overall good condition.

   Sold for $61.00, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/8hkqyp4 ENGLISH HONITON HAND MADE BOBBIN LACE TRIANGULAR VEIL 19th CENTURY
Size: 110″ x 53″
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Sep 29, 2012 15:00:45 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London. England, United Kingdom
Comments: A very good combination Honiton guipure (edges) and applique on machine net (center) triangular shawl.  Quite an unusual and innovative design. The lace is basically snails/slugs, but well done with extensive tally fillings. It has that slightly heavier machine net that you often see in Honiton, which looks in excellent condition.  In fact I don’t see any condition problems from the photos.

   Sold for$152.50, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/9pkt2xg SHETLAND HAND KNITTED SILK SHAWL 19th CENTURY 60 inches square
Size: 60″ square
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Sep 29, 2012 15:10:06 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London. England, United Kingdom
Comments: I’m confused by the description of this shawl as silk – Shetland knitted shawls were made of the very fine Shetland sheep wool. Silk is a possibility, but it would be unusual, and the closeups aren’t fine enough to tell. It’s a beautiful, delicate piece weighing 2.7 ounces. Seller has no condition notes, and I can’t see anything obviously wrong in the photos.

   Sold for $178.50, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/8vpvk99 DRESDEN WHITEWORK ENGAGEANT HAND MADE
Size: 41″ long
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Sep 29, 2012 15:30:05 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London. England, United Kingdom
Comments: A mid 18th c sleeve ruffle of Dresden pulled thread embroidery, beautifully worked with a wide variety of filling designs. Examples like this are quite rare. The piece appears to be intact, and aside from some minor fraying on the top edge, is in very good condition.

   Sold for $160.00, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/8w6mqx7 DUTCH NEEDLE LACE ca 1650 57 cms
Size: 23″ x 2.4″
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Sep 29, 2012 15:40:03 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London. England, United Kingdom
Comments: We’ve seen several items from teh Jane Page collection over the years, and here’s another, probably  documented in the book “450 Years of Lace” which was an exhibition at the Allhallows Museum in Devon.   I confess, I’m at a loss here. It has a Punto in Aria look, but much denser, and then there’s those unique borders all over the sold part of the lace. I think it’s better to go on design; symmetric, incorporating large flower heads. Almost like contemporary Dutch ‘Van Dyke’ bobbinlace, but much denser. It is a unique piece. One border is cut, and some general wear, but don’t expect perfect condition from something which may be this old.

   Sold for $177.50, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/9qfdd9g MUSLIN EDGING with BUTTERFLY AND BIRD MOTIFS 18th CENTURY
Size:  3.5″ x 60″
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Sep 29, 2012 15:50:11 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London. England, United Kingdom
Comments: Another fine Dresden-like pulled thread embroidery piece on muslin, mid 18th c. Maybe a little later from the more open design. It reminds me a lot of the bobbinlace pieced laces with droschel ground, even to the bird and insect iconography.  The fillings are not needlelace, but very clever arrangements of the pulled threads into circular grids. This one has a few holes in the mesh, nothing serious. Overall good condition. If you are interested in this kind of work, be sure to get Heather Toomer’s “Embroidered with White: The 18th Century Fashion for Dresden Lace and other Whiteworked Accessories” – the best book out there on the subject.

   Sold for $203.60, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/9ld8quq Vtg Antique Brussels Point de Gaze Needlelace Lace Trim Edging 2 Yards Dolls
Size: ~2-3/4″ x ~73″
Starting Price: $175.00
Auction ends: Sep 30, 2012 16:14:41 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller twist-in-time, Philadelphia / DFW, United States
Comments: A rather architectural looking Point de Gaze narrow border.  Note the spiky picots on the lower border, this is a specific manufacturer, but we don’t know who. Good ring fillings, all nicely worked. No raised work.  A few minor pinholes in the net, overall very good condition, and a good long length.

   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/dyrlc8j LG HANDMADE MEDIUMWEIGHT Antique Vtg FRENCH CLUNY BOBBIN LACE BERTHA COLLAR
Size: 45.5″ neckline, 86″ outer edge, 5.75″ widest width
Starting Price: $49.99
Auction ends: Sep 30, 2012 18:03:15 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller twist-in-time, Philadelphia / DFW, United States
Comments: A bertha of floral Cluny lace – note the raised tallies inside the clothwork.  Might be French, maybe Spanish?  Overall very good condition, seller cites a little discoloration and one repair.

   Sold for $78.99, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/8nz7b8q HANDMADE Antique Vtg IRISH CARRICKMACROSS LACE WEDDING VEIL STOLE SHAWL PANEL
Size: 17″ x 90″
Starting Price: $99.99
Auction ends: Sep 30, 2012 18:03:41 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller adtjmd, RED VELVET BENCH, United States
Comments: A rectangular shawl of Carrickmacross applique on machine net. Not a complex design, but the piece is in very good condition, and the size is unusual. Just a few spots and minor breaks – some motifs need reattachment.

   Sold for $106.49, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/8txsqkm LG HANDMADE Antique  Vtg BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE WEDDING HANDKERCHIEF HANKY
Size: 14″ square
Starting Price: $399.99
Auction ends: Sep 30, 2012 18:16:02 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller adtjmd, RED VELVET BENCH, United States
Comments: A nice piece to finish with today.   A Point de Gaze handkerchief, definite high end market piece. No raised work, but most of the very best pieces don’t need it.  Some nice fillings, sparingly but effectively used.  Seller cites age discoloration, a little spotting, minor breaks – overall very good condition.

   Sold for $399.99, 1 bidders.

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