Ebay Alerts! Fifteen items – February 7, 2013

http://tinyurl.com/a2wup62 EVENTAIL 19ème DENTELLE 19thC LACE fan Fächer ventaglio abanico
Size: 22 cm long
Starting Price: 139.00 EUR
Auction ends: Feb 08, 2013 11:50:01 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller merveillesdeparis, Paris, France
Comments: A small Bruges Bloemwerk bobbinlace fan. Nicely shaped sticks with some carved and decorated detail, all looks in very good condition.  The motifs are rather conventional, but the condition sets this piece apart.

111008793888   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/b2tva7h 19thc ANTIQUE HANDMADE MALTESE BOBBIN LACE 1800’S VICTORIAN DRESS COLLAR SILK
Size: 16″ neckline, 10″ deep at back
Starting Price: $9.95
Auction ends: Feb 08, 2013 12:12:17 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller vntgclothing, Winchester, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A large Maltese collar, nicely made and with interesting motifs. Some good guipure work along the neckline, and I like the pinwheel design along the center strip.  This piece does a lot with some traditional motifs. Condition looks very good, I don’t see any problems from the photos.

181074360344   Sold for $57.00, 8 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ad7wd5r Vtg Antique Needlelace Brussels Point de Gaze Rose HM Net Lace Trim 6.5″x 2yds+
Size: 6.5″ x 80″
Starting Price: $425.00
Auction ends: Feb 08, 2013 14:30:47 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller twist-in-time, Keller, Texas, United States
Comments: A technique on this Point de Gaze border looks so clean and crisp. I attribute this to the use of larger areas of plain clothwork, very well executed, simple and effective. Good large areas of fillings and a well-filled design. The largest roses have double layers of petals.  The overall condition looks good, there are some areas of pinholes and one localized small hole area.

300855569334   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/baqbvsm Vtg Antique Italian Punto In Aria Needlelace Lace Trim 3 yds Marian Powys
Size: 2-3/4″ x 3 yds 12″
Starting Price: $675.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Feb 10, 2013 03:25:17 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller twist-in-time, Keller, Texas, United States
Comments: This piece has a lot of similarity to the bottom piece of Figure 135 in Levey’s Lace: A History.  Especially the 5-pointed flower, and the way the the veining is done. But the brides n the V&A piece are often double; the same for the similar piece in plate 110E  I wish I could examine that piece in the V&A more closely. In Levey these are dated 2nd quarter 17th century, right in the Van Dyke period.
This piece does have a look and patina of an early lace, but you have to be very careful in attribution at this early date.  Credible copies have actually been done in India. But I think I’ll give this one the benefit of the doubt. The condition, apart from a few frayed places, is very good.

290842951426  Buy-it-Now for $675.00 exercised.

http://tinyurl.com/bj62c2n *9YDS HANDMADE Antique Vtg FRENCH ALENCON LACE WEDDING BRIDAL FLOUCE *COLLECTOR
Size: 4.25″ x 324″
Starting Price: $999.00, $1,999.99 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Feb 10, 2013 18:04:19 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller adtjmd, United States
Comments: The length of this piece is extraordinary. I think it’s a later 19th century piece for several reasons. The toilé is rather open, typical of later pieces.  The length and condition are both very good, early pieces really don’t survive in such good shape. And the design and fillings look a little more modern, just a touch mechanical. It does have Herren Alençon characteristics, like the réseau fin along the border and tortillée at the top, which is not typical of later Alençon, although you sometimes see it in Burano.  No horsehair that I can see, but that was often taken completely out. Overall condition is very good.

160969490376   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/ahuw8aw SUPERB HANDMADE Antique Vtg BRUSSELS APPLIQUE LACE WEDDING BRIDAL SHAWL VEIL
Size: 20″ x 72″
Starting Price: $399.00, $699.99 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Feb 10, 2013 18:04:19 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller adtjmd, United States
Comments: The form is like a mantilla, with a shaped central area and long lappet-like ends, although this one tends more to a narrow triangular shawl. Brussels bobbinlace application on machine net. The net is well filled with design, although the motifs themselves are a bit conventional. Generally it looks in very good condition, despite a few spots and pinholes.

150990837416   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/a8jgg5y SUPERB LG HANDMADE Antqiue Vtg VICTORIAN IRISH CROCHET LACE COLLAR CAPELET
Size: 15″ neckline, 50″ bottom edge, 8.75″ max width
Starting Price: $24.99
Auction ends: Feb 10, 2013 18:06:54 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller adtjmd, United States
Comments: The large shawl collar of Irish Crochet. The motifs are also large, in keeping with the overall size. I think it succeeds very well. Tight work, including raised wrok and picoted edges to the motifs, as well as some filling work to provide some shading effect. Picots look like looped chains, and they give the outside edge structure a nice soft look.  Condition appears very good overall, and it is a good, even color.

160969492001   160969492001a   Sold for $24.99, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/al5vj8d LOT X NEW UNUSED HANDMADE VINTAGE NEEDLE LACE 4″ X 5 YDS WIDE TRIM ECRU
Size: 4″ x 5 yards, 2 pieces.
Starting Price: $9.99
Auction ends: Feb 10, 2013 18:09:32 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller waterlilly678, Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania, United States
Comments: This is one of those indeterminate guipures that could have been made in several places. I’m guessing France, but for not particular reason, Maybe it’s just the leaves on top of the halfstitch ground. It is nicely done and appears in very good condition.

261165031801   Sold for $16.50, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ag4zkat ELEGANT TULIPS Antique HONITON BOBBIN LACE BRIDES WEDDING HANKY/Handkerchief~EVC
Size: 10″ square, I think.
Starting Price: $98.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: 3 days 7 hours from 2/7/2013 8:08 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller grannyfannyssattic, Melbourne, Florida, United States
Comments: A small Honiton handkerchief with needlelace ground, usually called Point Honiton.  It’s a well-done snail/slugs esthetic, and I like the tulip motif.  Light and airy, well done piece. Looks in very good condition from the photos.

400364343743   Unsold

http://tinyurl.com/aqsnrpw Lovely Antique 19thc Honiton Bobbin Lace Bonnet Veil
Size: 21″ x 41″
Starting Price: $25.00
Auction ends: Feb 11, 2013 12:35:19 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller jaruk, Worcester, United States
Comments: The motifs on this bobbinlace application veil (machine net) are so fine that I might call it Brussels. But the fillings do seem to be woven tally grids, although I’d like a closer look. So I’m a bit unsure on the attribution of this piece. It is in very good condition, I only see one pinhole in the photos.

160969961250   Sold for $70.99, 8 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/an9ko5g ANTIQUE POINT DE GAZE BRUSSELS NEEDLE LACE BERTHA COLLAR FASHION DOLL
Size: 38″ neckline, 56″ bottom edge, 4.5″ wide
Starting Price: $179.00, $239.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Feb 11, 2013 13:12:32 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller les.petits, Worcester, United States
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse bertha. Raised petal roses in the Point de Gaze inserts.  I like the symmetry of the repeats, giving a rather vertical appearance and also putting more mass on the outer edge. Looks in very good condition, just a pinhole in the Point de Gaze mesh here and there.

380573271108   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/aumayq8 Rare Vtg Antique Bobbin Applique Lace Lappets Droschel Ground 18th C
Size: 2.5″ to 5″ x 68″ each
Starting Price: $179.00, $239.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Feb 11, 2013 14:05:54 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller twist-in-time, Keller, Texas, United States
Comments: A Brussels bobbinlace with vrai droschel ground. It does look like late 18th century technique, but the form is very puzzling.  There are no photos of the tops of these pieces so I’m unsure if they are finished or if this has been cut apart. They are so long, I’m wondering if this some odd piece from the early 19th c.  Condition looks very good, seller says there might be some small well-done repairs.

290856049652   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/bjjac22 Antique Early Elaborate Wedding lace hanky handkerchief Needle lace
Size: 13″ square
Starting Price: $5.50
Auction ends: Feb 11, 2013 14:24:01 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller katerina-kat, Honey Brook, Pennsylvania, United States
Comments: A 19th century Point d’Angleterre handkerchief – fine bobbinlace motifs with a Point de Gaze ground. The motifs are finely done witha few simple needlelace fillings, not quite as over-the-top as you somtimes see. But the design comes off very well. Unfortunately there are quite a few small holes in the ground and a few missing fillings, so I’ll have to rate it short of good condition. But I like the overall design and it’s a nice example.

310587928800   Sold for $11.01, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/a2qz4on Fabulous Yard of HM Antique Honiton Bobbin Lace Trim Morning Glories C1880’s
Size: 3.5″ x 47″
Starting Price: $278.00
Auction ends: Feb 11, 2013 18:47:11 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller twist-in-time, Keller, Texas, United States
Comments: I wish there were more of this. A high end market Honiton of naturalistic design and excellent technique. I’ve seen these feathery leaves before, but not the morning glory motif.  Trivial defects, very good condition.

290858062698   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/a27vg63 Antique Irish Carrickmacross lace handkerchief very tiny ornate pattern
Size: ~13″ square
Starting Price: $24.00
Auction ends: Feb 11, 2013 19:10:05 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller pudintane, Eureka Springs, Arkansas, United States
Comments: A Carrickmacross guipure handkerchief, enhanced with raised embroidery. Note the straight rather than the typical looped picots. Sometimes I wonder if this kind of work really was Irish, but I’m at a loss to figure out an alternative. This example is very gold and well worked.  A few stains in the center cloth, but overall very good condition.

370752487059   Sold for $224.72, 5 bidders.

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